Four countries in 4 days - the 'off the beaten path' European road trip filled with gelato, pasta, new destinations to explore and even better company
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After surviving my second German winter, I flew directly home sweet home to Florida to exercise my home office privilege while enjoying the sunshine & white sand beaches.
Traded in roasted turkey, mashed potatoes & moscow mules for tacos, guacamole & margaritas. What better way to spend a week than a Thanksgiving fiesta in Mexico?
I officially survived my first German winter. As expected, the lack of sunshine was quite depressing but I did not let it hinder my spirits. Now that it is officially spring & ski season is coming to an end, it is time to switch the gortex in for a bikini. That's why I will be spending the next 7 days swell searching in Ericeira, Portugal with Lapoint Surf Camp. By the looks of the weather & this video I am in for one hell of a treat.
Disclaimer: I am currently 40,000 feet in the air on a double decker airplane somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean with a few glasses of wine in me ('Tis the season).
For some reason I find airplanes quite relaxing. Partly because I can sleep anywhere - middle seat, emergency exit row, you name it and lights are out before the flight attendants can press play on the safety video.
Today I am flying from Frankfurt to Orlando on Lufthansa's big boy Airbus - double decker and all. Everyone knows Christmas in Germany is important, but Lufthansa really outdid themselves this season. Not only is their airport terminal decked out, but Wreaths even hang in the gallies. Amenity kits have been swapped out for a felted grey dop kit lined with Christmas fabric, wrapped with a little red bow, bell included. How many times do I have to say, it's all in the details?
The Holiday just so happened to be the feature movie on this flight (one of my all time favorites) - so here is my very merry Lufthansa lunch date as told by Cameron, Jude, Kate and Jack.
The amenity kit
The Wine Selection
Red or white, Cameron? Lufthansa had a very generous selection of wines from all over the world. I chose the German Riesling to refrain from any withdrawls from my country of residence.
My first (date) course with Jude Law.
The Kurbis-pepperpuree was the perfect start to the date as you can see by Jude's facial expression.
And then Cameron interrupted... she was predominantly upset that she couldn't eat the crispy bread rolls #carbs.
Jack black sings theme songs to the Classics.
The classics also including Germany's traditional rolled noodles and onions - a Christmas market staple.
Dessert, fresh fruit and Christmas cookies. Need I say more?
The movie just so happened to end at the end of the wonderful food service. Talk about perfect timing.
Thoughts? Lufthansa is incredible no matter where you sit on the airplane. But I think we all already knew this. Happy to be back in the sunshine state with my family for the holidays!
Have a very Merry Christmas & a even happier new year!