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Monday, June 9, 2008

Best Places in Europe

We just returned from our trip to Europe - Wow! We had such a great time, this was an amazing trip overall. This past week we visited Vienna and Rome.

Vienna, Austria is an amazing city. Great musicians like Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven, and others developed their musical talents in this country and its obvious why Vienna is often referred to as the “home of music”.

Vienna has the 3rd highest standard of living among the European Union nations and is culturally rich in art, history and music. I was pleasantly surprised to learn how many people in Vienna spoke English and how well they spoke it. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

During our visit we saw the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History), the Burg Theatre, Stephansdom (St. Stephan’s Cathedral), the Clock Museum, Spanish Riding School, Danube River and Tower, the Imperial Palace and more.

Rome, Italy was very charming and romantic. This is one of the oldest cities in Europe. When I first arrived, I thought to myself some of these buildings look like they may crumble any moment. Well, after seeing the Pantheon and the Colosseum still standing 2000 years later it was clear that it would take a devastating earthquake to bring down this city. The Trevi Fountain was romantic and the Spanish Steps was an engaging meeting place. Rome was a city to remember forever.

We visited the Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel (with Michelangelo’s paintings), ancient Rome and the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and more.

Our group had the most amazing time in Europe. If you’ve been to Europe, let us know about your favorite city to visit. What’s the most memorable site you’ve seen?

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Sincerely,
Mark & Veronica

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