I arrived in Europe on the 18th, and spent 3 days in Munich, Germany. I am about to leave from Paris, France after spending 5 wonderful days. It has been beyond amazing. Words cannot express how much fun I have had. It has been a huge learning experience for me to find the perfect balance between planning, going with the flow, and learning to just hop on a train sans ticket if your train breaks down and you have a guy screaming in French at you.
Munich, I spent mostly getting over the time difference. But I also had time to take a walking tour where I saw all over the city including Marienplatz and a glockenspiel aka huge clock with moving parts. I also visited the dachau memorial center (a concentration camp turned memorial). It was a very moving experience.
the gas chamber (it had a sign that said "showers" on the outside):
I will have a post about Paris soon! Also more pictures from Dachau and around Munich.This has been an amazing trip.