I could spend weeks praising my favorite town in the entire world: Heidelberg, Germany. Beloved by Mark Twain (he lived here for 3 months and the city inspired his book, A Tramp Abroad), Victor Hugo, Ernest Hemingway, and Goethe, the charming city avoided damage during WWI and WWII, and thus much of the city remains the same as it was hundreds of years ago. I got to call this town “home” for almost 2 years and dream of moving back here one day.
Who knew that when I wrote Relationship Mistranslations // Part 1, it would become one of my most read posts in a single day! I knew that Prince was charming ;) Well, I now present Part 2 of this series and may I dare to say that it is even better and funnier than Part 1?
I have to give credit to the Prince…he’s such a good sport about this and will even make his own contributions sometimes! The other night we were sitting in bed together and he turned to me and said, “You know, being in a multicultural relationship is way more fun than being in a ‘normal’ relationship.” I have to agree with him on that one ;) I feel like our relationship is built upon laughing 24/7.
We bought our plane tickets back to this USA this July (first time for the Prince in the USA!) and I already told him that he will be able to write a blog post on his American observations. He’s excited to finally make his mark on my blog! Without further ado, here are some of the funnier mistranslations from the past month :)
You might be asking yourself, why only 6 pictures of Vienna? Because I literally only took 6 pictures in Vienna! Isn’t being sick while traveling the best?! I should preface this by stating that my THREE previous trips to Vienna either were canceled or fell through due to expensive prices, events canceled, and visa issues so I kept joking that I would never see Vienna. Well, that still holds true because I spent the entire 4 days in bed!
The most ironic part? I took a 10-day trip with my sister to Budapest, Bratislava, and Vienna with the Prince flying into Vienna to meet us. I was totally fine for our 4 days in Budapest and day in Bratislava. However, on the 1-hour train ride from Bratislava to Vienna I turned to my sister and said, “Loren, I really don’t feel well.” She later told me that it was one of those times when just looking at my face she could tell I was REALLY sick and not just saying it.
When I lived in Croatia and Bulgaria last year, I made it my mission to see as many Balkan countries as possible! Through all my weekend trips, I managed to visit almost every single one. However, due to misconceptions (I’d always heard it was unsafe for solo female travelers!), I skipped out on Albania! Seriously regretting that decision!!!
I connected with Briana from Awestruck Abroad through a travel Facebook group. After reading her blog and captivating stories, I knew she had to post something for all of you about Albania! Plus, I wanted to get rid of some of the misconceptions and stereotypes about the country. Briana has outlined below the top 6 reasons why you MUST visit Albania! Raise your hand if Albania is now your next travel destination (Me!)
I fulfilled a lifelong dream and finally visited Malta for my 25th birthday this year. Even in the middle of January, the weather was around 65 F (18.5 C) and so sunny! While you could easily spend weeks exploring Malta, I’ve listed below the top 4 MUST SEE places in Malta on your next trip!