Ciao darlings! Is it just me or is anybody else obsessed with the word darling at the minute? I don’t know what it is but I just can’t stop saying it! I love it, darlings! Ha ha.
Right, so it’s finally time for my Italy roundup. I thought I’d never see the day, I’ve been back over a week now, whaaa? I’m so sad, I miss it so much already. More and more so each day. I loved exploring Italy with my parents so much. It was the experience of a lifetime. Although I hope it wasn’t once in a lifetime, because I need to go back.
As some of you may know, instead of flying to Italia my family and I opted to drive there, making the trip more of a road trip and therefore seeing many more places than we would have done had we have flown. Being that there is so much ground to cover (no pun intended, considering how much ground we literally covered on our trip, ha ha) I’m just going to dive right in and start at the beginning.
Our journey began late evening on Saturday the 4th of August, after a long drive to Dover, where we saw a little of the White Cliffs, we drove onto the ferry to take us over to France. Woweee, I managed to stay awake for most of the boat trip which took around two hours, but after a super late night the previous evening having practically got 0 sleep, I was a tired girl and as soon as we were off that boat and back in the car I was straight off to the land of nod.
I slept for virtually the whole journey. I missed our drive through Belgium however managed to stay awake briefly throughout our drive through Luxembourg where we stopped at a service station, then it was back to sleep in the car until we arrived in Strasbourg, France where we had booked a hotel for the night, giving my Dad a break from all the driving.
Strasbourg is an interesting place. Beautiful and fairytale-esque however not somewhere I’m keen to return too purely because of the delicacy. Guys, I know it doesn’t help that I am the worlds fussiest eater, but the tragedy is we were walking round for a strong two hours before we finally settled on a spot to grab some food. And would you believe where we decided to eat? Wait for it… McDonalds. When in France eh? Oh dear. But seriously. Nowhere else was suitable, I mean it! We found one Italian restaurant which would have been perfect, pizza? Yes please. However unfortunately the staff were so unbelievably rude we decided we didn’t want to give them our custom, so after sitting down for about 15 minutes waiting to be given a menu (please bare in mind this was a table service restaurant and we were the only customers in there) we decided to leave. No way was I about to support their rudeness. They didn’t deserve our custom.
Anyway, complaints aside and putting negative Nancy to bed, the rest of my experience in Strasbourg really was delightful. We stayed there for one night and in the evening we watched a fantastic light display on one of the buildings over the river and that was really special and enjoyable. We wouldn’t have known about the event either had our hotel receptionist not have informed us, so I am thankful to her for telling us about it.
After the light display, we headed back to our hotel to get some rest as we were all pretty tired from the travelling. The following morning we awoke and grabbed some breakfast at the hotel (which thankfully was edible, actually, more than edible, they had my favourite cereals) then we were straight on the road ready to begin the next part of our trip. Italy, here we come!
Have you ever been to Strasbourg? What’s your favourite food? Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you all for reading,