Francs are not made of chocolate

My trip to Switzerland was different from my previous adventures. The biggest factor being that everything in this country is expensive. Minimum wage in Switzerland is 25CHF. On a tour, my group was informed the CH does not stand for cheese. Also, the francs are not made of chocolate. ZURICH Two days in each city would have been enough. I planned my tip out too long, but I made the most of it by booking last minute tours. The first tour I booked was a…Continue Reading “The Francs are Not Made of Chocolate”

Where should I go in Salzburg?

Where should I go in Salzburg? It’s a question I asked a week before my trip. I received many answers ranging from “go to this club” to “eat Indian/Mexican food.” Seriously? I must have asked the wrong people because these answers were appalling. When it comes to travel, I have one rule that stands above the rest. Never go any place you can always go at home. Instead of writing about today’s events, I decided to sum up what to do in the city. Food…Continue Reading “Where should I go in Salzburg?”

Eggs and Chocolate Cake

I ate eggs and chocolate cake for breakfast. No, not mixed together. I went to Cafe Sacher and immediately knew I’d be overpaying for food from the look of the decor. Chandeliers, grandma’s wallpaper and marble tables. There was some information on the table bragging about their famous chocolate cake. A secret 188 year old Viennese recipe. I thought it might be trickery, but I’ve also bought into the fame of Cafe Du Monde’s beignets. That’s because they’re delicious. After finishing my overpriced ham and…Continue Reading “Eggs and Chocolate Cake”

Where to go in Salzburg

I originally planned to go to Cafe Bazar for breakfast this morning. Since I went there yesterday, I decided to try something else. I walked to Cafe Habakuk for what looked like a crepe, but I forgot to see if they were open. I wanted to just walk around and take in the scenery until I found something else, but thought better of the idea considering most places wouldn’t open for another two hours. Most places seemed to only serve coffee and pastries. I wanted…Continue Reading “I Decided to Try Something Else”

I Made It to Salzburg

Today I flew from Nashville > JFK > Düsseldorf > Salzburg. It was a long 17 hours, including layovers. I’m pretty sure I was the only non German speaking passenger on my flight to Germany and I nearly missed my last flight because they changed the gate without announcing it. The only reason I figured it out was because I looked up from my iPad to see the gate boarder had left and I was the only one there, other than these two European women….Continue Reading “I Made It to Salzburg”

  The first thing I want to open the page with is some advice on leaving your comfort zone. Some people are perfectly happy visiting another country and eating at McDonald’s. This completely defeats the purpose of experiencing someone else’s culture. One philosophy I have developed in my travels is to exclusively eat at restaurants I could never visit in my city. To eat dishes I would never find back home. Even though it may not be true, I tell myself I will never be here again….Continue Reading “Leaving Your Comfort Zone”