MarcoNauts Abroad: The AP European History Tour in France & Germany

OK, MarcoNauts! Summer abroad is here! American teens and MarcoNauts Matt and Siena will be taking to the air, rails, and internets to keep you posted on the latest in boring churches, soporific museums, and lifeless palaces now filled with curious, cloying, portly, petulant tourists. Can’t wait! Just look for “sienajeakle” or “mattjeakle” in the byline to see who wrote the post. You’ll notice Siena writing a lot about food and fashion, while Matt is likely to focus on comedy. Both Matt and Siena are high school students preparing for AP European History courses next year, so you can learn along with them.

And let us know about your own travels as we shrink this Big Blue Marble down small enough to marvel at it and have a laugh or two.

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Breakfast 6/13

Ate breakfast at the hotel. So cute and French!

The term for breakfast in French is Petit Dejeuner, meaning “little lunch.” (Notice the Nutella. Oh my yum.)

First breakfast in Paris!


To Do List 6/13


Trip to Europe

These next to weeks, my brother, my dad and I will be traveling through Europe. Here’s how our travels will go:

Here’s a map my trip through Europe! 


Transition Day

Yesterday was a day of transitions. At 5:00 pm, our plane from Seattle took off towards Amsterdam. After a ten-hour flight (in which I was seated right in from of two screaming children), we arrived in Amsterdam. The flight attendants there are SO NICE. Everyone is unbelievably friendly, and directed us American nOObs to the right place at least five times. We miscalculated the amount of time it would take to get through customs, estimating about an hour or so. So naturally it took like forty seconds. We took a train from the airport to Amsterdam Central, where we waited for three hours in a cute little cafe for our 5:00 pm train to Paris to arrive. While waiting, my dad, brother and I watched Micheal Palin’s Hemingway Adventure, which I highly recommend.

Our train finally arrived, and it was absolutely adorable. I saw myself in the reflection of the window, though, and realized by this time I looked like a sleep-deprived vagrant. I was asleep the second I hit my chair, which was actually quite comfortable, and managed to thoroughly creep out the man across from me with my snoring. The train was so bomb. I guess tipping isn’t a very common thing in some places over here, because when we tipped the guy in the Dining Car, he frantically pushed a huge pile of cookies towards us… maybe we should have told him we weren’t expecting anything back for our tip, but… we took the cookies for his sake. It was a real sacrifice.

 


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