Family, BJJ, Travel: End Of The Year EuroTrip Recap

I have just returned from a month long whirlwind European adventure that spanned France, Switzerland, and Germany. I was able to visit 10 cities during my trip. This trip was different for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, it was different because I was traveling with my mom and my brother (My mom and I dropped my brother off in Geneva where he is working for the UN this semester). The second reason this trip was different was because I usually do not have all of my travels planned ahead of time, but since my Mom prefers to have everything figured out, I rolled with it (no jiu-jitsu pun intended ;)). Finally, this trip was different because it was my first experience traveling and doing jiu-jitsu. (Big shout out to BJJ Globetrotters for making it so easy to do this!). Overall, this trip was amazing and I got to explore more of central and southern France, which I have been wanting to for some time, and of course, got to go back to Berlin! Below is a list of my favorite cities, least favorite cities, and favorite gyms that I trained at during the trip. I’ll be doing more in depth analysis in the next month on why I enjoyed or didn’t enjoy certain cities. Enjoy!

 Sunset, Strasbourg

Sunset, Strasbourg

 

List Of Cities I Visited:

1. Frankfurt, Germany

2. Strasbourg, France

3. Marseille, France

4. Aix-En-Provence, France

5. Cannes, France

6, Nice, France

7. Lyon, France,

8. Geneva,Switzerland

9. Zurich, Switzerland

10. Berlin, Germany

 

Top 3 Favorite Cities:

1. Berlin, Germany

2. Lyon, France

3. Lyon, France

 

Least Favorite Cities:

  1. Marseille, France

  2. Geneva, Switzerland

  3. Cannes, France

 

Jiu-Jitsu Gyms I Trained At:

  1. Alliance, Frankfurt

  2. Gracie Barra, Marseille

  3. Judo Club Venellois, Aix-En-Provence

  4. ONE Jiu-Jitsu, Lyon

  5. Carlson Gracie, Zurich

  6. IMAG, Berlin

Favorite Jiu-Jitsu Gyms:

1. ONE Jiu-Jitsu, Lyon

2. Carlson Gracie, Zurich

3. Judo Club Venellois, Aix-En-Provence

 ONE Jiu-Jitsu, Lyon

ONE Jiu-Jitsu, Lyon

 

It was hard to pick favorites when it came to gyms because every gym I went to was incredibly friendly and welcoming, but I picked the gyms that I felt I connected with some of the members and had the best training. Be sure to be on the lookout for deep dives into some of these gyms and cities. As always I will be bringing travel and fitness together.

Pictures:

 

 Nice, France

Nice, France

 Gracie Barra, Marseille

Gracie Barra, Marseille

 Day Trip From Frankfurt

Day Trip From Frankfurt

 Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

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Judo Club Venellois, Aix-En-Provence

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