I always wish for a little bit of snow when we go to Europe for Christmas because it just adds to the magic of a European Christmas. We got the perfect amount of snow, which is a light dusting that covers everything as if you're in a snow globe, but you're able to still go outside and do things.
Let's play a word association game. When I say Christmas, I think of Europe, Europe, and oh, Europe. We were in Europe last Christmas, so it only makes sense to end 2016 by being in Europe, right? This time we went to Dublin, Lyon, Geneva, Vienna, Prague, and Berlin over two weeks. Yes, we did TripAdvisor's recommended activities, but you can Google those yourself. I wanted to share some highlights from some of the cities we went to that I particularly enjoyed (i.e. food, food, food, some sights, and more food). To save your fingers from scrolling overkill, I'll break these posts into several parts. I'll start with my favorite...
Lyon & Annecy
Ahhh...France. I've been lucky enough to have been to France three times now, and each time I love it more. For anyone who has fallen in love with a country and gone back, you'll probably be able to relate to being excited and a bit nervous as you wonder if you'll still love the country just as much each time you go back.
Lyon is often compared to Paris, and it is known for its gastronomy. It also has its own Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourviere and an ancient Roman amphitheater.
Annecy is a picturesque town that has been coined "the Venice of France." It definitely feels like Venice...well, the Venice I know from magazines and travel blogs anyway since I haven't been yet. Annecy is so quaint and a great day-trip option if you're in Lyon!