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After seven long haul flights from Down Under to Europe in the last 12 years, I am beginning to feel that my memories are all over the place. So now it's time to make some order out of them and write a comprehensive page that will make the European places visited easier to get my mind around.
My travel map shows many places in Europe and indeed in other areas as well, that I have not written up on my pages. There is a simple reason for this. I have very few photos of many of these places. Some have been lost and in some instances, I had faulty camera equipment or just simply didn't think to take photos in some of those earlier (pre VT) days. So maybe I can cover some of those places if only from an overview position, in these pages on Europe as a whole.
These days, I often wish that I could go back to every one of my past European destinations and take the elusive photos. Of course, this is a pipe dream. In all honesty, I am madly trying to cover as many new places as I can before old age really sets in and limits my mobility.
As I implied earlier, this page is meant to be an overview of the countries that I have visited in Europe. A filing system if you like. Many of the cities and towns in these countries are described in far greater detail on their own pages. You are welcome to visit them.
I have divided many areas of travel into categories on this page. Please note that these Rivers, Statues, buildings, etc. etc. are my own personal favourites and are not necessarily chosen because of their artistic value or appeal. Many of them have been chosen for purely sentimental reasons or because I feel there is an interesting story behind them and I guess I feel that if I saw something special in them, then others might see the same and put them on a travel wish list maybe.
Of all the places I have visited in Europe in seven visits, I have now compiled my list of ten favourites. My 10 Wonders of Europe. Of course, in seven trips, I haven't even begun to scratch the surface so please bear in mind that my Top Ten is compiled only from places I have been to personally. I'm sure that many of you will have other ideas about what should be on the list and what shouldn't. But that's what makes us all different and of course in a list like this there is no wrong or right, just personal favourites.
1. Le Mont St Michel - Brittany, France
2. Bretzenheim Hermitage - Rhineland Pfalz, Germany
3. The Matterhorn - Zermatt, Switzerland
4. Marksburg Castle - Rhineland Pfalz, Germany
5. Porta Nigra - Trier, Germany
6. Ring of Kerry - Co. Kerry, Ireland
7. St Peterskirche - Vienna, Austria
8. Saarburg Waterfall - Saarburg, Germany
9. Cimitiere Pere Lachaise, Paris
10. Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela - Spain
It goes without saying that choosing ten favourites was quite a challenge for me as there are so many more I could add to a list such as this. Suffice to say that all of these sights stopped me in my tracks when I saw them probably more so than any others. And on reflection I can also say that they are not necessarily listed in any particular order.
- Pros:I wouldn't know where to start relating the pros.
- Cons:Too much for one person to completely cover in a lifetime.
- In a nutshell:A wonder around every corner.
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