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The Gang Goes To Europe

One bar chat that started with “what if went went to Europe…” actually played out. My roommate Jordan and I thought of a handful of countries we could technically see in two weeks, wrote it in a Field Notes, and plotted it in Google Maps. With a little prodding, Salfai and Dubbs joined, made adjustments to hit countries they wanted to see.

  • Meet at Toronto Airport (from Grand Rapids, MI & Minneapolis, MN)
  • Fly to Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Fly and rail to Budapest, Hungary
  • Fly and cab to Prague, Czech Republic
  • Bus to Munich, Germany, for the last Oktoberfest Saturday night
  • Rail to Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Fly back to Copenhagen โ€” and home, if we all make it
  • Slice of Europe in the bag
travel poster design of the copenhagen shoreline housing
travel poster design of the parliament building in budapest

Prague, Czech Republic ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

In Prague we saw architecture that I can’t even describe. I also went to the most [literal] underground bar of my life.

my illustration of prague, czech republic

Munich, Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

We went to Munich with the only event we registered for: Oktoberfest. The Oktoberfest. The one with the most beer you’ve ever conceived, the most packed multi-story tents, and the most heel-kicking table songs. And it’s all true.

my illustration of munich, germany

Amsterdam, The Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

We spent the longest duration in Amsterdam. The first couple days we stayed at a hostel in the Red Light District, but spend the last couple relaxing in a houseboat in a canal. I even visited my grandmother’s home village/town. Nothing can compare to that ending.

travel poster design of grand centraal in amsterdam

We made it home, we want to go back.

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