Katie couldn’t pass up the chance to be bridesmaid for her best friend in the UK, even with a 15 month old baby in tow. Here she shares with us her travels throughout Europe for her big trip!
When my best friend decided to get married in the UK and asked me to be a bridesmaid I couldn't refuse. The prospect of travelling 24 hours in a plane to the UK with my 15 month old son Harry wouldn't stop me. Once the plans started I thought to myself, "When I lived in the UK I rarely ventured to Europe, maybe this time I'll explore a little." When I told my younger sister who was travelling with me what my plans were she was very excited.
When we arrived in the UK we were raring to go, and Harry, the 15 month old, soon recovered from his jetlag and we were off to Europe. First was Prague which was awesome. We went to the Bone Chapel in Kutna Hora and the Royal Palace of Prague. Next we hopped on a train to Berlin where we visited Potsdam, Brandenberg Gate and the amazing Holocaust Museum.
We then took a plane to Venice where we saw the Basilica, St Marks Square and a day trip to Verona to see Juliet’s Balcony. With a hop, skip and a jump we were in Madrid. We saw the Royal Palace and took a civil war tour of the city. It was then a train to Barcelona where we walked Los Ramblas, had our caricatures done and did a gothic architecture tour of the city before heading back to London.
On top of all that we had my best friends wedding, my grandmothers 100th birthday, my 31st birthday and my dad’s 70th birthday. We even managed to squeeze in a trip to Belgium to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers of World War I and visited the Menin Gate for the Last Post, a very special moment for my dad whose grandfather was captured there.
Overall it was a holiday of a lifetime and all with Harry in tow. It's a lesson that you can do anything with a 15 month old if you plan it properly.
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