Upcoming Adventures, Suggestions Needed!!


We have some amazing little adventures planned throughout the rest of the year and I need your help with tips, suggestions, must-dos, etc! I'm armed with my Rick Steves guides, Anthony Bourdain episodes and fabulous blog posts (thank you if you've written about these!) But I am always wanting to hear about favorites!

So this is a list of whats planned throughout the end of the year. I'm hoping the weather isn't too terrible for us but you know how winter in Europe can be, so here's hoping!

Booked!
Prague
Rome
Paris
Christmas Markets In:
Dusselfdorf
Cologne
Rothenburg ob de Tauber

If you have been to these places, what were your favorite things to do and see? What were your favorite food spots? What were your favorite areas? I am all ears!

Happy Friday!


34 comments

  1. I lived in Prague for several years. Such an amazing city!!! I'm wanting to go for a visit sometimes soon!! I have a one day guide to Prague on the blog which can be slowed down and enjoyed over a longer period of time as it's still a really good route to follow. http://www.girl-meets-globe.com/2014/02/travel-tuesday-guide-to-prague.html
    I've been working on an eating guide to Prague as well and have yet to post it. I have all the info typed up, just haven't cleaned it up for a post yet. Must work on that! I'd be happy to send it to you. Prague has some amazing restaurants featuring cuisine from all over. And I know that so much more has popped up since I moved away. Let me know if you want it!

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  2. I bet that was amazing living there! I am reading your post now!! And yes, I am totally interested in the eating guide. We are taking a food tour on our first day and I'm sure we will get some good info but I am open to any suggestions!! I am so excited about Prague! We will be there for 3 nights so I am happy that we can kind of take our time in the city :)

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  3. Sounds like you have some amazing trips coming up! x

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  4. A food tour will be fun! I'll send you an email of what I've got. Another suggestion is Vyšehrad: http://www.praha-vysehrad.cz/lang/l2. It's outside the city center a bit. There is a market that takes place below it. I think Margo has written about it. Such a wonderful little city!! We loved it there!

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  5. Yes I have that on my itinerary for Saturday....what's the best way to get there? Tram? Bus?

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  6. You have to take the metro (red line) to the Vyšehrad stop and walk a little ways. It's well marked.

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  7. Dang girl, that is some list for the last three months of the year-- I'm impressed! Prague is such a great winter city AND their Advent markets are seriously allll December long and even the last few days of November. I couldn't recommend Pivovarsky Dum enough for fantastic beer (your man will love it) & great Czech food. Don't forget to have your fill of goulash & if you're brave, the "national" Czech dish svičkova! Let me know if you have any Prague specific questions :)
    Tina's guide to Prague (below) is really the perfect itinerary, I can attest to it.

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  8. Ok marking Pivovarsky Dum down! We are both super excited about Prague and so thankful for the suggestions!! Yay!!

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  9. That is a seriously remarkable list! I can't wait to hear about each and every one!

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  10. Super super jealous - I hope you have a great time!! Looking forward to your posts about each place! :)

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  11. Looks like some exciting trips! I'm going to be an expat too soon! I'm moving to Indonesia at the end of this month. Hopefully I can travel as much as you!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  12. Thanks!! I'm just hoping the weather doesn't get too bad!

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  13. Wow! That is so exciting!! You will have so many adventures coming your way then! It takes a little while to settle in....but then it's really amazing being in a different world!

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  14. You are definitely closing out 2014 with a bang! Good for you! Of all the places you've listed, I've only been to Paris, so I don't really have any suggestions that aren't already on the blog. I'm excited to hear how your trip to Prague goes, though. That is a place we are considering next year for October, so I'm anxious to see how you enjoy it this time of year.

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  15. Yes, I have read through your Paris posts and marked down some info!! Thanks!! I think there is a new Rick Steves guide coming out for Prague.....I really love his guides and wish I could have had the Prague version. But I can't wait to report back on our trip :)

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  16. That's good to know! I'm really excited but also kinda nervous!

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  17. I agree with Cynthia--try svičkova! I think it's DELICIOUS. One of favorite places I've had it is at Cafe Louvre or Olympia Restaurant :)

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  18. What an awesome itinerary! We just went to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and it is MAGICAL. They have a giant Christmas store there which was incredible, so I can only imagine how awesome it will be a Christmas. Those Germans know how to do Christmas! :)
    I am currently living in Prague and I LOVE it. I know you will too! Tina has such a great itinerary below, and Cynthia has great tips too. I am still learning the city, but a few more places you could try: the Hotel U Prince in Old Town Square has an AWESOME rooftop restaurant. It's a expensive, so I only had a drink, but the view is incredible, and they have heaters so it's open year round. Also, the Prague Beer Museum has several locations in the city. It's kitschy but it has a lot of beers to sample from all over the Czech Republic.
    Can't wait to follow along on your adventures! :)

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  19. That's an amazing list. Definitely take a day or two for The Louvre in Paris. It's the best museum I have ever been to and want to go back to Paris for that alone.

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  20. Ok the Hotel U Prince bar looks AWESOME! Thanks for that suggestion! Looks like it would be perfect for a sunset drink if the weather is good! And yes, Rothenburg ob der Tauber looks so magical! I hope it snows while we are there!!

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  21. The Louvre is definitely on the list! I will make sure we have at least half a day!!

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  22. So many awesome trips coming up for you guys! I can't wait to read about your Christmas market experiences!

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  23. YAY Jamie! These are awesome cities. I'm so excited for you.

    Rome was AMAZING. The perfect pedestrian city, so bring comfy shoes. Here's my post on Rome (top 5 things). We were lucky enough to see the Pope speak live just outside the Colloseum! I know it's cliche but don't miss the Sistine Chapel, it's mind-blowing. A bit random, but if you like sushi and want a break from pasta there is a phenomenal Australian sushi place called F.I.S.H. A short walk from the Colloseum.

    Prague was fun. My best bit of advice, make sure you learn how to say 'sorry' and 'excuse me' in Czech. Otherwise you might end up getting beaten up by a 90 year old Czech woman with a shopping bag!! Also, there is a wonderful pub with a live Ooom Pa Pa band called U Flekku. Awesome atmosphere.

    As for Paris, you can't go wrong with anything really. But my favorites were strolling around the shops in Montmartre, going to a show at Moulin Rouge (definitely worth the expense), and a little romantic bar on the river called Le Petit Pont. They have some pretty amazing cocktails and a live pianist. Ooooh! And the statue garden at the Louvre...amazing.

    Sorry for the loooong comment!

    Have fun!!!

    V
    Life+1

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  24. Eeeek! Thank you sooo much!! Ok for Rome, we are just going for a three day weekend so I am planning on the Colossuem and such on our first day and then the Vatican City the next. And lots of food and wine :) I will make a note of the Sushi restaurant.....I miss sushi!!!


    And then for Prague, I think I will surely learn sorry and excuse me...haha!!! I am planning on lots of beer drinking in Prague. Prague seems easy....am I right?


    And for Paris....I'm struggling....so much to do but I want it to be relaxed as well!! We are staying in Montmartre so I'm pretty excited about that! I just don't want to be rushed to do everything....ah, first world problems right??? Did you go to Versailles??


    See, I wrote a pretty long one back hehehe!!

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  25. I am so super excited about the markets!! Everyone just raves about them and I can't wait to get in the Christmas spirit....especially after our super non-eventful one last year!

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  26. As always, so jealous! Of those spots, I've only been to Paris. The catacombs tour, Opera Garnier, Versailles, the Concierge, and Sacre Couer were my favorite spots while I was there. I can't wait to hear all about your travels--I'm especially excited about the Christmas markets!!

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  27. Well, I have Versailles and Sacre Couer on my lists!! Paris just has so much to offer....I'm kind of overwhelmed!

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  28. I highly recommend eating at La Tavernaccia Da Bruno in Rome. It's my fave food spot during our entire Italy trip. I blogged about my day 1 and day 2 of Rome also if you want to check it out too: http://www.estherandjacob.com/when-in-rome-day-2-what-to-do-and-see-in-48-hours/

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  29. Oh, I love your Christmas Market ideas. We are still trying to choose somewhere we would like to visit for Christmas.

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  30. YES! OMG, I almost forgot Versailles. It was AMAZING. Well worth the visit. Try to go on a day with good weather so you can spend hours in the gardens. Just beautiful. x

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