I was going to make a post for each place but I think a photo diary for the tour makes more sense (I posted about Bari here 😊). So, the next morning after the show in Bari, we flew to Rome.
Where we stay when we travel usually affects how I feel about a place. If we are staying in a hotel where I feel uncomfortable, I generally have a worse time. When I first started going on tour with SM, I always had a hard time in Rome. Idk what it is about Rome but the shows are often difficult and the hotels are usually weird (coming back to a weird hotel after a difficult show can be so uncomfortable). That being said, the Peopoli9 hotel is our favorite place to stay in Rome and since we started staying there I completely understand why people love the city so much.
From Rome, we flew (with the Blackeyed Peas...they had bought the whole first class lol) to Cluj, Romania, where SM was playing the Untold Festival. There were so many people traveling to Cluj for the festival that the baggage claim was chaos and it took forever to get our bag. Once we did, we walked out into the arrivals area where we met our festival 'angel' (what Romanian festivals seem to call festival liaisons). Our Angel, who introduced himself as Dodo, was the best festival liaison ever and because of him, we had such a smooth and easy experience (everyone working at the festival was so nice and we honestly had so much fun talking with everyone we met). After the show, we headed back to our hotel to pack up our stuff and head to the airport for our 6am flight to Sweden.
When we arrived in Stockholm, we were exhausted but so excited to be there and for our days off. We checked into one of my favorite hotels, Miss Clara, and spent the next few days shopping, exploring, taking baths, watching Terrace House, and eating poke bowls. By the end of our time in Stockholm, we were completely rested and ready to do the last show in London.
The show in London went so well and from there we flew back to the US. The tour was short but so nice and we had so much fun.
After the show in Rome
Sunset and backstage in Romania
Sleepy on our flight to Stockholm 🇸🇪
Love the Byredo toiletries at Miss Clara
It's Pleat, H&M's cafe
Flying home from London