USA Today talked to Ashley about her travel highlights and tips.
Q: What’s the most surprising/unexpected place you’re ever visited?
A: Growing up, we weren’t the most wealthy family. Until I started acting, I was in Florida and I never expected to be able to travel, so going anywhere like Berlin or Italy is surprising. I went to Berlin and I expected it to be like Montepulciano and me running around like a chicken with its head cut off because perhaps no one speaks English and I don’t know anything. I got there and everyone spoke English and everything was so modern. They had to rebuild the whole city. I had this misconception in my head, because we had just left the (Italian) countryside. I was expecting that kind of European feel. It was very modern architecturally. I was really surprised with everything. And their food — they serve kind of American or French food. I guess because Berlin is such a touristy place, they don’t have German restaurants. It’s all American restaurants. It’s weird. I wanted so badly to experience a little bit (of German food). My manager and I went to this hole-in-the-wall German diner. It was really, really filling. We ordered everything, which was maybe part of the reason it was so filling.
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