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Provence, France – Europe Trip – South of France

Masha Tal - Provence, France 2011

This year our friends decided to move from a Downtown, San Diego penthouse condo to a 700 year old Chateau Vineyard in the South of France. Today we visited them at the Chateau and they treated us to some delicious French cheese, wine & quiche at their home in the French Countryside. It was the most beautiful & peaceful place. I can see why they gave up the luxury of a garbage disposal for the beauty of this place.

Chateau de Lee, Provence France - Europe 2011
We would like to say "Merci!" to our Host & TourGuide - Provence, France 2011
David Tal - Provence, France - Europe Trip 2011
Masha Tal - Provence, France - Europe Trip 2011
Avi Tal - Provence, France - Europe Trip 2011
Chateau de Lee - French Countryside - Europe Trip 2011
Avi Tal & Eitan Tal - Provence, France - Europe Trip 2011
Out little South of France Princess - Resident of Chateau de Lee - Europe Trip 2011
Mama & Princess of Chateau de Lee - Provence, France 2011
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RUSSIA – St. Petersburg!!!!

Masha Tal - St. Petersburg Russia 2011

Wow ….wow…wow..wow!

What can I say…I feel at home ☺ and I am saying this with a Russian accent.

Our tour guide was Tatiana or Tanya as we called her, and one day she talked for 12 hours straight. She knew everything about everything and if you ever go to St. Petersburg Russia, I really recommend this tour. She was so knowledgeable & she took us to the best places for matryoshka doll souvenirs, borsh & perogis.

I knew that Russians liked to show off but I never really understood to what extent. We visited the Kzars Palaces, the famous Dome Cathedrals & beautiful royal gardens and they were magnificent. I am glad I am doing a photo diary because words really can’t describe the experience.
Check out the picture below.

Hemitage Museum – St. Petersburg Russia

Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg Russia 2011
Hermitage Museum - Kzar Palace - St. Petersburg Russia 2011
Kzar Summer Palace - Peterhuf St. Petersburg Russia - Summer 2011
Tal Family Summer 2011 - Kzar Summer Palace - St.Petersburg Russia
Tal Brothers - St.Petersburg on the boat - Russia Summer 2011
Church of Spilt Blood - St. Petersburg Russia 2011
Masha's Matryoshkas 🙂 - St. Petersburg Russia
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Helsinki Finland – Day 6 – Churches, Lilacks & Farmers Markets

Masha Tal - Finland Lilacs

Helsinki Finland in June is filled with Lilacs. The city is hot so being on top of the “Hop On Hop Off” tour bus was the perfect way to experience all the sites. We saw a few beautiful churches and my favorite was the one made out of stone. At the open air farmers market we managed to eat some food without being attached by the lurking birds and enjoyed some much needed shade time near some lilac trees.

Finland - Summer 2011
Church made of Stone - Finland 2011
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Rostok, Germany – Day 4 – Herring Sandwiches & Yellow Flowers

Masha Tal - Germany Street Style 2011

 

Today was a beautiful day in Rostok Germany, the sun was shinning & it was the perfect weather for some fish drying. This town is right near the water & the popular local food is a herring fish sandwich. Its definitely an acquired taste & not all participated… David ended up eating at McDonnalds. Lol

We took the train into town, walked around a closed mall & I made some flower accessories.

Rostok Germany - Summer 2011
Avi Tal - Germany 2011
Masha Tal
Masha Tal Germany 2011
Rostok Germany - Summer 2011
Herring Sandwich
Avi Tal - Germany 2011
Germany Delicassy
David Tal & Avi Tal - Germany 2011
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What to wear on a vacation – Europe Street Style

Europe Street Style - Copenhagen 2011

I love the summer style in Copenhagen. Girls are wearing lots of bright pants, flowy tops, short dresses & scarves. Everyone is wearing flats & cross body bags. I saw a lots of side braids & top knot hairstyles.

Today I think we walked for 8 hours and it was amazing. The shopping center is on an all brick road with 18th century buildings & old churches. They have 3 H&M stores in a 2 mile radius and they are located right next to meat stores & fresh bread bakery’s.

Copenhagen Street Style 2011

Get the Europe Style

Short Cutoff Jean Short – $39
Maxi Dress – $78
Colorful Pants – $265
Cross Body Bag – $60
Floral Scarf – $29
Flat Shoes – $21

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Europe Trip – Day 1 – Copenhagen Street Style

Airport Style

After a 3 hour delay on the new & very exciting route from San Diego to London we finally landed. Then a quick transfer flight from London to Copenhagen & our vacation had begun. Copenhagen at 10 p.m. at night is beautiful! If you have ever been to Amsterdam, it kinda has the same feeling. Loads of bikes everywhere, canals & old brick buildings. All we had time for was some beers at the local pub, hot dogs from a street vender & me trying to recruit girls for Avi & Eitan. The trip has started off well.

Copenhagen Brick Building
Tal Family 2011
Copenhagen Elephant - Masha Tal 2011
Avi Tal 2011
Eitan Tal - Copenhagen 3 a.m. Munchies