We were originally supposed to fly into Milan, but there were complications with the Italian airports the day of our flight, so we got to spend an unexpected day in Amsterdam, where our connecting flight was! That day is kind of a blur because we were all basically jet-lagged zombies. All of the architecture was stunning and intricate, and the tulips were starting to bloom, and it was just amazing because it was our first destination outside of America. My favorite part was the Van Gogh museum!
The next day we flew to Milan, where we got to spend one day instead of the planned two. Our group went on a walking tour where we got to see some historical monuments and toured the Duomo. During free time, I explored the fashion district and had my first Italian gelato and espresso. Italian espresso and gelato are the best things in the world, and I wish I could have them every day of my life. Once again, everything was stunning. I was just in awe of the Galleria.
Nice is the fifth largest city in France, and it has a unique atmosphere. It's also near the ocean, which is incredibly pigmented and just breathtaking, and it has a lot of history. It was basically a wonderful French city that wasn't too crowded, and there was a flower market and couture stores and macaroons! We also went to surrounding, smaller cities like Cannes and Cassis and Saint-Paul which were all wonderful as well.
Marseilles was the last stop, and it was the largest French city we went to. We went on a tour where we got to learn a lot about the city's history and important monuments, and we went to a Notre Dame church. The churches in Europe were all breathtaking and ornately beautiful and had so much careful detail. It was really windy, and it was the last day; we were pretty much trying to just stay awake and not fall over all day.
The trip was wonderful, and now I just want to see so much of the world!!