In a way, it seemed fitting that my Euro road trip with my brother came to an end over car talk. Over the course of this past week, we’ve seen a lot of cars. BMWs, Porsches, Mercedes, Fiats, Skodas, Opals, Fords, Chevys, and other models I’ve never heard of. As we drove up and through the Italian Dolomites, we passed by a cute little Fiat.
Me: “I remember that old orange Fiat you drove. It had a removable top.”
Phil: “Oh yeah, the X19!”
From there we started chatting about our first cars, our favorite cars, our dream cars. Given this is my first-ever European road trip, in a way, it seems fitting that I’m in Bavaria surrounded by a bunch of BMWs and Porsches. I’m more or less in car heaven. (My dream cars are the BMW X6 and Porsche Panamera.)
The five-hour drive from Trieste back to Munich was visually stunning. The winding roads through the Dolomites were unlike anything I’ve ever seen. By the time we got to the Austrian Alps: “What an amazing world we live in.” Whenever people ask my about my favorite places I’ve been, it gets increasingly harder. Every place I go has something so unique to offer.
My phone has been on the fritz the past couple days, so we headed to the Apple store in the main square in Munich (Marienplatz) to get it fixed. While my brother got his hair cut, I sat at a cafe with the wunderpup Clover and had my last beer in Germany. We then headed to this spot so I could get a falafel Duner and after stopped at supermarket so I could get some more chocolate before heading home (dark with hazelnuts).
I’m finishing up some laundry and pretty much packed. It’s definitely bittersweet leaving tomorrow. Alas, my European adventure is coming to an end. My next will be an extended work trip in Chicago in a few weeks to catch up with some of my college friends. And I’ve still got another couple in the hopper for this year!