Farewell, αντίο, Addio, Afscheid, Abschied, Adieu...

I'm going to Greece, Turkey, Italy, Austria, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, France, and England!!! I leave May 21st and return June 8th!  I'm going to try and post as much as possible- plenty of photos, journals, + maybe a few videos if all works out :]  Let's hope for internet connections + crazy electronics working!  I'm super excited!  My sister Lori is going with me.  We are using the tour group Trafalgar and going on the Classical Fantasy trip (breakways- for 21-38 yr olds). 


Things I'm so excited to see:


  • the magnificent Acropolis

  • Temple of Zeus

  • Hadrian's Arch


  • white-washed island with beautiful blue seas

  • Nightlife


  • Visit Lindos and laze on the beaches


  • Turkish port

  • Ephesus- Odeon (concert hall), the Fountain of Trajan, the steam heated baths of Scolastika, the Temple of Hadrian and the Latrians, the Library of Celsus, the Great Theatere (largest in antiquity) where St. Paul preached, visit the humble chapel where The Virgin Mary is believed to have spent her last days, Basilica of St. John


  • Monestary of St. John

  • Grotto of the Apocalypse- here I will see the niches in the wall that mark the pillow and ledge used as a desk by the author of the Book of the Revelation and the crack in the rock made by the voice of God honouring the Holy Trinity

  • Port of Scala- quaint and picturesque town


  • home of the Oracle

Venice: (the only city where I've been before)

  • canal cruise

  • St. Mark's Square

  • Doges' Palace

  • Church of San Giorgio

  • Rialto Bridge

  • Gondola Serenade

  • Shopping: gold jewelry + art/stationery stores


  • Hofburg-imperial palace

  • Opera House- most important opera house in the world

  • Prater Wheel- yay!!! historic big wheel (giant ferris wheel)***

  • Cemetery of the Nameless

  • the Zollamtsste bridge

  • the Votive Church


  • Mozart's hometown

  • the setting for parts of the sound of music


  • Hofbrauhaus- brewery

  • Olympic Stadium


  • Mad King Ludwig's fairytale castle


  • Lion Monument

  • Chapel Bridge

  • cog-wheel railway and cable cars to majestic mountain


  • famous cathedral- fourth tallest in the world


  • Rhine cruise past the Lorelei Rock- named for the beautiful Rhine maidens who lured navigators of this river to their dooms with her alluring singing.


  • Tower of Tears- named after the wailing of women saying good-bye to there seafaring husbands

  • Dam Square

  • Volendam

  • Red Light District

  • Anne Frank House


  • Bus Tour?

  • Tea Rooms

  • Covent Garden

  • Tower of London

  • London Eye

  • St. Pauls Cathedral

  • Harrods

  • Portobello Market

  • Westminster Abbey

  • Tate Modern Art

  • The National Gallery

who knows if we'll be able to do all this!!! :] we'll try!

It's a lot packed into one trip!!!  I'll keep you posted on how everything goes :]

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