Wow 2016, what a year you’ve been! At the start of every year, I can’t imagine how the new year can possibly top the previous year…and yet, it always manages to do so. 2016, you’ve been the best year yet. I finished business school, graduated, started dating an amazing guy, moved to Hamburg, began a new job, and got a 3-year visa for Germany! Here are some of the (travel) highlights of 2016!
It would be an understatement to say that I’m obsessed with the Christmas season in Germany. There really is nothing better than it! By the time the grey months of winter come around, the Christmas markets inject a bit of happiness and liveliness into my life.
To say that this has been a hard past two weeks in Germany is an understatement. The night before the terrorist attack in Germany, I was finalizing all the photos I was going to share for this post and editing them. However, it didn’t feel right to post such a festive article right after the attack. A day after the attack, I went to my local Christmas market and while I was sipping some Glühwein and hot chocolate, armed police with automatic weapons were standing next to me. It felt really uncomfortable that this is our new “normal.”
One of the most commonly asked questions on my blog and via email is “Tell me your German-American love story with the Prince!” To understand my love story with the Prince, you have to go all the way back to May 2014! Remember that ball I attended with my best guy friend (see the post here)?! Well, our story together starts that night!
Our day in Cienfuegos should actually be called our morning in Cienfuegos! After a night at sea, we arrived around 6 am in Cienfuegos. Unfortunately, in order to reach our next port of call (and arrive back in Miami on time), we only had about 6 hours to explore the city. Before leaving for Cuba, I had scoured the internet for blog posts, articles, and personal advice on what to do in Cienfuegos with such a short amount of time!
A few weeks ago, the Prince and I headed to Belgium to celebrate our one-year anniversary and had the most romantic weekend in Bruges! Can you believe it’s been one year already?! What a wonderful, crazy, adventurous first year it has been! We started our relationship while living in two different countries, visited six additional countries together, and I ended up moving to Germany!