Omaha Beach & La Pointe du Hoc

france, summer, travel

Yesterday we drove to Normandy in France to visit Omaha Beach and La Pointe du Hoc. It took about four hours to get to Normandy from Diksmuide, but the beautiful scenery made the drive very intriguing.

Walking along Omaha Beach and seeing the breathtaking view from Pointe du Hoc was a very humbling experience, and it is almost hard to imagine how these places have been the setting for something as fierce as the landings on D-Day.

 

– Ida ❤

The Yorkshire Dales

spring, travel

Today we traveled through the Yorkshire Dales on the Settle-Carlisle Railway Line. Although it was raining, we had a great view of the amazing landscape. We got off the train in Appleby, where the line ends at the moment, due to a landslide. Appleby probably makes a great center for exploring ‘the Dales’, but as the weather was quite dull and gloomy, we just took a walk around the small town and enjoyed the scenery before catching the train back to Leeds.

 

Skipton

spring, travel

Today we took the train to Skipton – the ride from Leeds was about 45 minutes. We got to admire the beautiful landscape along the way, which is one of the reasons I love traveling by train 🙂

In Skipton, we visited the impressive Skipton Castle, one of England’s best preserved medieval castles, which was definitely worth seeing. We also paid the Skipton Market a visit, as well as many of the small shops around the town.

 

– Ida ❤

Greetings from Leeds

spring, travel

Happy Monday, everyone!

I’m in Leeds (England) at the moment, and this is where I will be spending the next couple of weeks. My mom is working here for a few months, so the rest of my family is here as well, although my dad and I can only stay here for a little over two weeks before we have to get back to school and work.

We arrived Saturday night after a full day of traveling – from Hamburg to Leeds, with a stopover in Amsterdam.

Sunday we went to a market, walked around the city, and visited the beautiful library, where there was also a small art exhibition.

Monday was filled with more walking and admiration of the lovely city.

 

– Ida ❤

Beautiful Kraków

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Tuesday morning we took a train from Wroclaw to Kraków. The train ride was about three hours long, but it gave us a chance to see what Poland looks like outside the city. We stayed in Kraków for two days (until Wednesday night) and saw many fun things. Mostly we just walked around the city, admiring the beautiful streets and buildings, but we also visited museums like Schindler’s Factory.

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– Ida

Fall Break

fall, travel

Where I live (in Denmark), we have the coming week off from school… In Danish we call it ‘efterårsferie’, which would translate to ‘fall break’ 🙂

My family and I have decided to spend the break in Poland, since we have never traveled to any countries in Eastern Europe. We arrived last night (Saturday) and will be staying for about a week…

Today we went exploring Wroclaw, the city that we’ll probably be staying in for most of the week. We walked around the old part of Wroclaw and took a tour of the river that runs through the city…

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– Ida

Berlin Study Trip

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Last week I went on a study trip to Berlin with the rest of my grade. We learnt a lot about the history of Berlin, but at the same time we experienced what the city is like now.

I had never been to Berlin before this trip, but I really think it’s a great city and I would love to go back there some time, it was so much fun!

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Brandenburger Tor

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The Holocaust Memorial

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Checkpoint Charlie

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East Side Gallery – an open air gallery created from the Berlin Wall…

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Sunset over Alexanderplatz…

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The breathtaking view from the Fernsehturm at night…

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The wonderful neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg…

– Ida