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Top Three Lists

Can you believe our European journey has ended? Neither can I. Only nine more months to go.

I know a question I will get asked over and over again is what my favorite place was.  This question is going to be especially hard to answer, since each place is different and has its own unique magical qualities. But I am going to do my best to answer this question, as I know you all will not accept this as an answer. I decided I would give a few of my opinions after each area we visit, just to appease you all.

Please note that I will not be writing negative reviews on any of the places we visited because I really don’t want to perhaps sway other people from visiting cities that they would very much enjoy, while at the same time, I did not. And I don’t want to offend anybody. So there.

And, here we go:

Top Three “Wow, I can’t Believe I’m Here” Moments:
1.) First Glimpse of the Coliseum
2.) Standing Under the Eiffel Tower
3.) Tie – Gondola Ride in Venice, Overlooking Athens at the Acropolis

Top Three “Culture Shock” Cities
1.) Tangier, Morocco
2.) Amsterdam, Netherlands
3.) Istanbul, Turkey

Top Three Beach Cities:
1.) Paros Island, Greece
2.) Cinque Terre, Italy
3.) Almeria, Spain

Top Three “Most Powerful” Moments:
1.) Visit to Normandy D-Day Beaches
2.) Train Ride in Morocco
3.) Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp

Top Three Favorite Cities in Europe:
1.) Paris, France
2.) Salzburg, Austria
3.) Tie – Istanbul, Turkey and Cinque Terre, Italy

I know, I know, I’m a sucker for Paris! What can I say?

3 Responses to “Top Three Lists”

  1. Lynn Says:

    What a life-changing adventure you guys are experiencing. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you many more ‘WOW!s’.

  2. Karen Says:

    Christy & Aaron,

    Loved your Greece pictures and summary of your European experience. Intrigued by the comment that Istanbul was one of the top 3 cultural moments. I want to hear more!

    Love you. Enjoy the transition to another continent. Amazing that you have a significant chapter (Europe) behind you already.

    Safe travels as always.

  3. Barb Says:

    Christy & Aaron,

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It’s amazing for me to see all these beautiful places in your pictures and to know you are there seeing them with your own eyes.

    I would be interested in hearing about your powerful moment in Dachau. I can only imagine….

    So do you feel like the last 3 months have been a whirlwind ride? I bet it feels surreal at times.

    Enjoy the next leg of your adventure as you move to a new continent and to new adventures and experiences.

    Love you,

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