5 countries in 72 hours
Earlier this week as part of my trip to Russia, I had to travel
through 5 countries in 72 hours... all alone, pregnant!
It was memorable for sure, but I think my solo travels are
done for now before baby. It’s so much better to be with Chase :)
We have a good amount of travels to pack in this next month
before we head back to the states, but we’re going to slow it
down a lot and enjoy the rest of our time here. This was
definitely one last blast as I left Amsterdam at 5 AM, flew
through Switzerland, onto Finland, ferried to Russia, then
came back to Helsinki and flew through Germany before
making it home (exhausted). What a whirlwind! Here are
a few phone snaps from this little trip with baby in the belly.
6 AM flight from Amsterdam ^^
^^ Hello there, Zurich!
PS- Swiss Airlines is kind of the best, giving out food (and Swiss chocolates) on each flight!
And onto Helsinki ^^
I took the train into Central Station to find a blue sky day in Helsinki ^^
Finland is such a friendly place. ^^ Still ice skating in March!
I went straight to Vapiano in downtown Helsinki (our FAVORITE!)
After a long day, it was the perfect meal before heading to the ship.
It was pizza + the freshest salad for me on the way to the port ^^
Luckily I arrived in time with all of my documents intact and made it through
customs/ boarding. I took all of the trains and metros with no wifi so
I was navigating old-school all alone which was a good little challenge.I collapsed in exhaustion the second I got to my lonely little room on the ship,
which had been booked for 2 before Chase realized he couldn’t swing coming ^^
I cruised through the night to Russia and did my exploring of St. Petersburg (see here)…
I got back to Helsinki after another cruise through the night, where I
headed straight into town for some Finnish pastries to take back to Chase.I felt like I had deserved a salted caramel macaron for all of that bag-carrying ^^
Hello, Munich! Thanks for helping me through a 3.5 hour layover.
Also: Lufthansa is the greatest airline. They treat you so well and gave food on every flight!
Meanwhile, the cutest husband sends texts like this while I’m gone.
(PS, I had zero wifi most of this trip so I got lots of these all at once :)
I got in around 8pm last night and took the train back into the city.
I walked up to our apartment to see this cute sight of my hubby
waiting for me with a clean house and….
…A homemade dinner by Chase! So sweet of him and so nice to come home to :)