World War II

dachau, germany

dachau, germany

We began our two-week central European trip in Munich, Germany, and after spending time in Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia, we returned to Germany for a few days before flying back to Madrid.  Aside from one day, which we spent celebrating our wedding anniversary (see more here!), we used the other two to take day trips out of the city. 

valletta, malta

valletta, malta

We took our second day trip on Malta from our resort in Golden Bay to the capital of the island, Valletta. Valletta was established in the 1500s and today the historical city has a population of only about 6,000, but the metropolitan area is closer to 400,000.  Valletta is the southernmost capital of Europe, and in 1980 it was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

berlin, germany

berlin, germany

We left Brussels and headed to our next stop: Berlin, Germany. Berlin was unique in a couple of ways but for me especially because I had no idea what we were going to do there. Planning a three-week trip to five countries with less than a month’s notice is a little bit daunting, so when Danny asked how he could help, I suggested he could look up things to do in the cities we were visiting. He was willing to do more, though, and suggested that he could plan an entire stop on our trip.