"YURP" Europe by rickyvilla81
Europe Travel Guide: 718,638 reviews and 1,959,110 photos
Europe. Now that I have left and live on the Pacific side of America, I miss it enormously. I miss Europe more than I miss Britain. I miss the fact it was just there , you know, a short cheap plane ride away, different cultures and languages and architecture and attitudes to everything from life, food, work, sex, family. I keep maps of Europe, historical and modern, around me at all times to remind me of my home.
And that's it, isn't it - Europe is my home, and it took me a while to realise that. Britain is still very isolated from Europe in many ways, but I made an effort, through living abroad and learning languages, to embrace the European culture and the freedom of the EU, and it's difficult for me now that I'm living as a resident in the US to accept 'giving it up', which being so far away I feel I've had to do. I love having European, rather than just simply British, citizenship. Europe, to most people I meet here in America, is a far away place again, a place for holidays and going "oooh", a place to learn about modern Western cultures other than the American one, but for me, Europe is my world, and one I am yet to completely discover. I've been to quite a few countries now, but there are many more to come. I just hope that now I'm in California I find the time.
TOP TEN THINGS IN EUROPE
(that I've seen anyway)
1.Piazzetta San Marco, Venice
2.Charles Bridge, Prague
3.Gorges du Verdon, Provence
4.Loch Lomond, Scotland
5.Belgian Beers, Belgium
8.The London Eye, London
9.The Rock of Cashel, Eire
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