Sunday, February 22, 2009

Two Years - Time Flies

After over two years of living in Prague, R and I are set to come home next week. We have mixed emotions. We are both very excited to return to our favorite city in the world, visit friends & family, eat like a king, etc. But, at the same time, we are very sad to leave Europe.

Those of you who have followed the blog know how lucky and fortunate we have been. We were given an amazing opportunity to live smack dab in the middle of Europe - and we made sure to do as much traveling as we possibly could. We'll never regret that we didn't do enough while we were here.

To celebrate our last week, I'm going to do a blog post every day. I'll highlight our two years and talk about some of the places we visited, the food we had, the sites we saw, etc. Keep checking back every day of this week.

Today, we'll focus on some of the countries and cities that we were able to visit. We hit 15 countries in just over 24 months. Some countries, like Italy and Germany, we visited many times. For other countries, like Slovakia and Poland we only went once.


OUR EUROPEAN TRIPS

Austria
Vienna
St. Anton
Grundlsee






Croatia
Dubrovnik
Hvar






Czech Republic
Prague (obviously, we live her)
Czech-Switzerland
Cesky Krumlov
Kutna Hora (Bone Church)
Karlovy Vary
Český Ráj (and again)
Karlstein Castle
Marianske Lazne






France
Paris (and again)
Normandy






England
London
Batch
Stonehenge





Germany
Dresden
Munich (Oktoberfest)
Berlin
Nurenburg (I don't know why I didn't blog this trip. Sorry people)
Garmisch-Partenkirchen





Greece
Athens
Greek Islands





Holland
Amsterdam





Hungry
Budapest





Italy
Dolomiti Mountains
Milan (many many times)
Monterosso al Mare
Lake Como
Rome
Florence
Sicily (and again)
Venice





Poland
Krakow





Portugal
Lisbon
Faro





Slovakia
Bratislava





Spain
Barcelona





Turkey
Istanbul




I can honestly say that we didn't have a single bad trip in the bunch. Of course some were better than others. But, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves every single time we left Prague. It was great to experience different cultures, people and food.

(On a side note, I'm not trying to be conceited by listing all of the places that we have visited. I fully realize that it comes across that way. I am also aware that I am very lucky to have the traveling opportunities that I have had. Not everyone does and I am lucky, fortunate, spoiled.... whatever adjective you want to use. But, you also have to realize that this blog is for me more than anyone else. This blog helps us track our journeys and remember where we have been. So don't hate me for using technology to help my memory. That's like hating on Stephen Hawking for using technology to help him speak. And getting mad at Stephen Hawking is just cruel. )

Come back tomorrow for out Top Ten Most Memorable Meals in Europe

1 Comments:

Blogger Brendan Noone said...

Two words for fav meals - Tapas and Tina. If you don't give her a shout out you will be in trouble....

11:27 AM  

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