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France, Switzerland & Italy

  • Adventures in Interlaken and Cinque Terre

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    Upon arrival in the bustling city of Geneva, we headed over to the United Nation for a tour! It was so interesting to learn about many facets of the UN, such as: where the delegates sit and how they are chosen, the official languages of the UN and the types of observers permitted in the […]

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  • Paris, Je t’aime – Backpack France, Switzerland & Italy

    As we left the airport and entered the fast-paced streets of Paris, we immediately felt immersed into the culture of our surroundings. Streets lined with cute cafes, the smell of fresh baguettes in the air, and the iconic Eiffel Tower standing proudly in the distance-we were finally here! Seeing Paris by bike and by boat […]

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  • Exploring the Beauty of Roma! – BACKPACK FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, AND ITALY

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    We’ll all forever associate the word Sorrento with light bouncing off Mediterranean waters and off the rocks to create an emerald-and-turquoise colored water. Sorrento started off with some pool side sunbathing in order to relax, and continued on that note for the entirety of our stay there. The next day, we visited Positano, where we […]

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  • Summer in Italia! – BACKPACK FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, AND ITALY

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    Cinque Terre kicked off the next leg of our adventure, featuring a coastline that is a National Park and a protected Marine Area. This is what summer in Italia is all about! “Bonjourno” is how people greeted us in the morning as we got off the train and headed into our first town in Cinque […]

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