Sunday, July 24, 2011

gm2011: india

oh my goodness, india was UNREAL. a whole different universe. a completely beautiful universe to be completely honest. the people were the nicest people i have ever met in my life. so humble, caring and willing to do anything to help you. and then the land itself is unbelievably pretty. i had no idea that india was so jungle like, but it totally is! monsoons and all! aside from the people and the land, all of the sites are incredible too. the taj mahal was ten times more magnificent than i expected, riding elephants and camels was a once in a life time experience, henna, shopping, bus rides, i could go on and on for days about the beauty of india. hopefully these pictures will suffice for the time being.

the place: delhi, agra & jaipur, india
the peeps: the crew
the dates: july 17 - 21

gm2011: beijing

china was my FAVORITE. i love china. i still can't put my finger on it exactly, but for whatever reason i just can't get enough of it. we were in beijing for a few days and were able to hit the silk market (stressful), t-square (you can't write the real name otherwise china will attack you), the forbidden palace (seriously sweaty), the great wall (seriously great, unrealistically sweaty), and the summer palace. china was awesome because it was so unique and so unlike anything else in the world; plus it helps that i was really able to connect with the lovely people of china.

the place: beijing, china
the peeps: the crew
the dates: july 11-16

gm2011: florence

each time i arrived in a city i thought to myself, omg this is my favorite. and florence was no exception. with gelato multiple times a day, churches right and left, the david, a trip to venice and italian men, what's not to love? for reals though florence was incredible. our hotel was right in the heart of florence so we spent our time wandering around the streets looking at art and eating gelato. and when i say that we ate it multiple times a day, i'm serious. i'd say that a highlight of florence was going out to the river each night to watch the sunset; i could get used to that.

the place: florence, italy
the peeps: the crew
the dates: july 7 - 11

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

gm2011: geneva

switzerland is without a doubt the most beautiful place i have ever seen in my entire life. i'm pretty sure it was all a dream. sadly though we were only in geneva for one day so didn't have a ton of time to get to know the city like we did in paris. we had a few business visits but were able to squeeze in a visit an INCREDIBLE castle on the lake and have a picnic and go swimming. ps, these pictures do not even come close to doing geneva justice.

the place: geneva, switzerland
the peeps: the crew
the date: july 4-july 7

gm2011: paris

oh my goodness, paris. the food is unreal. the people are fashionable. the sites are historic and picturesque. paris was nothing like i expected but still so incredible. we ate non stop, went to notre dame, picnic at the eiffel tower, the louvre, and so many other things. it really was a whirl wind but some of the best times were when we would lay around just trying to soak it in.

the place: paris, france
the peeps: the crew
the date: june 29- july 3