Category: Europe

By Megan Hulshizer

Berlin

Back to cold, beautiful Germany! The last time I was in Berlin, I was 16 years old and traveling with my high school exchange program. For some reason, I never managed to fit in another trip to the capital city of Germany in the 10+ years since that visit. We arrived in Berlin to our…

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By Megan Hulshizer

NYE in London

After our adventurous bus ride from Brussels, we arrived in the evening of the 30th to Walthamstow Central, near where Brian’s cousin lives. We were greeted with wine and great conversation, before heading upstairs to pass out to recover for our amazing next few days visiting the city. On the 31st, we went with Natalie,…

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By Megan Hulshizer

Belgian Beer

Our Belgium trip was all about the beer, baby. We arrived in Belgium and headed off to our lovely hotel east of the city center, which turned out to be in the heart of the European Union buildings. What a pleasant surprise! Also, it turned out to be amazingly close to one of the best…

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By Megan Hulshizer

One Day in the Hague

Brian and I arrived in the Hague after a lovely, quick (but delayed) bus ride from Amsterdam. Seriously, it’s a short ride, and we didn’t leave Amsterdam until after we should have arrived in the Hague. But it wasn’t too much of a problem for me, because we walked the 10 minute distance between the…

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By Megan Hulshizer

Goslar Girls Weekend: The Harz of Germany

December in Germany, a cold, beautiful, magical, freezing, wonderful time of year. A few fellow English teachers and I decided to spend the weekend in a small town of Goslar, about two hours south of Hamburg, to explore the Harz mountains and their beautiful Christmas market! Of course, to be a true girl’s weekend, we…

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By Megan Hulshizer

Bremen

This week, my students have tests and therefore I only have to work one day a week. Life is hard, y’all. With too much free time on my hands, I decided to spend one day in the city of Bremen, located about a hour-and-a-half by bus away from Hamburg. It turns out this was a…

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By Megan Hulshizer

Advent Sunday in Lüneburg

Just a quick 30 minute train ride south of Hamburg is the adorable city of Lüneburg. Taking advantage of a beautiful afternoon, Ellie and I decided to visit on the second Advent Sunday for their special medieval Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market). Going to small German villages is quite easy. You pick a destination, hop on the train,…

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