30 Aug 2013

Ohh la la, croissant croissant, AKA France

Monte Carlo, Monaco (take a bet on how many sports cars and wealthy old men we saw)
Nice, France
Avignon, France
Oh mon dieu, Paris!!


Our final stop on our European Contiki Tour was France.  We hit Monaco and Nice first, and finished in Paris.  I mean, I don't think it is possible to capture how incredible France is in words.  It's a place where you honestly have to visit and see it to believe it is real.  We overdosed on chocolate croissants (no complaints here) and crepes, and managed to see quite a lot of France in the 5 days we were there.  Definitely, without a doubt a place we are visiting again.  

28 Aug 2013

PIZZA, PASTA & FLYING CANNOLIS

Our next stop was the land of pizza, pasta and flying cannolis.  Italy.  We hit Venice, Rome, Pisa and Florence in five days and battled the hottest sun to see as much as possible.  We were each others dates on the Venitian gondola ride, gladiators (minus the chariots, unfortunately) in Rome and the most obvious tourists ever in Pisa.  What one does at the Leaning Tower shouldn't be judged, right? 


Ooooo lukewarm champagne in a plastic cup featuring an angry gondolier and a sneaker in the canal.


Just before we fought off lions and such



Can I take the prize for best tourist Pisa shot or what??  
Kicking a leaning tower back into an upright position is difficult, let me tell you.
Next stop on our trip... France!
Nic wears: Topshop top, Sportsgirl dungarees, RayBan wayfarers, Mocha bag, London Links bracelet
Caitlin wears: Witchery top, Lee shorts & Sportsgirl top, Decjuba skit & Miss Selfridge jumpsuit
Monique wears: Glassons maxi dress, Dolce and Gabanna sunglasses, Hat from Venetian market

24 Aug 2013

"Fondue Fondue Fondue" aka Switzerland

So once we had survived Amsterdam and one night in Rhine Valley we made our way to Switzerland. Months and months ago when the four of us were planning this holiday, we had little idea of what to expect of Switzerland. We pictured lots of chocolate, cheese and maybe a surprise encounter with Rodger Federer. Well let me tell you Switzerland is one of the most amazing places we have ever seen. From the first moment we hopped off the bus and strolled along the boardwalk we fell in love.


We took a lengthy chair lift ride up the swiss alps all the while the four of us attempted to stay calm. Some old school Britney Spears really helped us out - there's a handy tip for you
The views from the top of the mountain were truly a once in a life time experience (although Nicolette & I had to stop every few stairs due to extreme unfitness). 
I also had a hard time manoeuvring myself onto the rocks. 
Oh and there's a selfie that looks like my water is going into the clouds
... no? I was unconvinced too.


 Despite the blazing heat and highly priced ice-cream, we decided to hire a boat and paddle ourselves around. 
Actually Monique and Nicolette used all their energy to peddle whist Steph and I lay down in the back. 

Caitlin wears: River Island top, Lee Shorts, MinkPink sunglasses, Country Road shoes

Nicolette wears: ASOS crop top, Valley girl pinafore, Beginning Boutique Sunglasses, a raging hangover

Monique wears: Glassons dress, Novo shoes

16 Aug 2013

AMSTERDAYUM

After London, a short ferry and veryyyy long bus ride we arrived in Amsterdam. We honestly could not believe how breathtaking it was. Every tiny corner of this city was pituresque perfection. Of course we had to do as the Dutch do and rode bikes through the streets, avoiding crashing into a tree and falling into a canal. It was quite a struggle to focus on the views around us, hold on to the handlebars, take pictures on our iPhones and remember to pedal.

(Ahem girl band minus musical talent)

Fitting the entire I AMsterdam was not entirely successful but this didn't bother us too much because helloooo pancakes (and mayonnaise fries but that's a whole other story)


As we were walking through the park we noticed a large group of impeccably dressed girls and photographers. After some slight confusion we were informed that it was Amsterdam's Fashion Weekend. Well that explains the model DJ-ing in a comby van hey? 

Caitlin wears: River Island top, Lee shorts, Converse shoes, House of Harlow sunglasses, Mimco bag, Michael Kors watch & Rings from the Camden Markets
Nic wears: Top a part of the Vintage picks Topshop, Valley Girl shorts, Beginning Boutique sunglasses, Mocha bag, American Apparel hair bow
Monique wears: Sportsgirl tshirt, Sportsgirl shorts, Sportsgirl sunglasses