8.16.2008

our honeymoon (may-june)

Since our wedding and honeymoon came just after graduation, we decided to reward ourselves and take a three week vacation. We went on a Mediterranean cruise (to Sicily, Greece and Turkey) and also visited Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Milano, Switzerland and Paris. We spent most of our time in Milano because I was finishing up my research for my final senior project. Going to Europe and so many different countries was an adventure but it was an incredible amount of fun and unforgettable.


Mykonos Greece: Eating at Kavos where we had Souvlaki, a Gyro and Tzatziki. It was amazing food. We also got a crepe with Nutella, mmmm. Mykonos was one of our favorite isles because we rented a scooter and explored.


Oai, Santorini Greece: These blue domed churches are what make Santorini famous. We thought we would be able to find them just getting off the boat. But, we rented a scooter again and took a 15 minute ride along the coast to Oai. We are so glad we found them!


The Trevi fountain in Rome is a wonderful place to hang out. Just like in Roman Holiday, we made a wish. Later on in the day, we got sandwiches (and then some gelato) and ate them in front of the fountain. It is beautiful in the day and the night. And it's huge!


Florence is beautiful. This is us on a bridge with the river Arno behind us. We got to see the city and Michelangelo's David.


Manarola in Cinque Terre (five lands). We took a hike along the coast so we could see most of the towns in Cinque Terre. Beautiful again!


We took a side trip to Bern, Switzerland to visit the LDS temple.


We explored the Swiss Alps. Incredible!


We rented a Smart Car for the trip to Switzerland. It was surprisingly roomy!


Il Duomo in Milano. We were excited to see it wasn't under construction. When I lived near Milan, I never got to see such a full view of this beautiful cathedral!

This is us at Peck's (fancy, fancy) grocery store in Milano. The only thing we could afford was gelato and that was ok with us!


Paris, France. We bought a baguette, brie and some fruit at the market. We ate our lunch with a view of the Eiffel Tower. It wasn't a disappointment to me (who hadn't seen it) because it's huge!


We walked the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and when we got there the Eiffel Tower lit up. It was a lovely end to the perfect honeymoon vacation!

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