Now that I have had time to think about all the sweet places I had the chance to visit, I thought I would post some of my favorite pictures to explain them. Also, I tried to choose a top 10, but really every country I visited had something amazing.
#11 La Ermieta in Bollullos/Outlook in El Churro, Malaga
#10 Sagrada familia in Barcelona, Spain:
Barcelona is such an unique city, but the Sagrada is what literally makes it that unique. Gaudí was crazy, but he created some awesome buildings. I also love how this church doesn’t have a denomination yet, and in the tour they specify that all are welcome regardless of denomination.
#9 The Colosseum in Rome, Italy/Stonehenge, England:
Because who doesn’t like old crumbling buildings?!?!?
And big rocks?
#8 The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City, Rome/Harry Potter Studios, England
So you aren’t allowed to take pictures in the chapel, and really how could you cause you are too busy looking up at the ceiling the whole time!
Yes, I am comparing J.K. Rowling’s books to the likes of Michaelangelo’s years of work.
#7 View of the mountains and gardens of the Monserrate palace in Sintra, Portugal/Everywhere in Sweden:
So this “palace” was actually the family home of a very very wealthy American family. However, they lost their fortune and sold the house. After many years, the historical society got their hands on it and have worked to preserve the gardens here.
#6 Outlook from the Scare Coeur in Paris/the canal house boats in Amsterdam
#5 Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Although it was rainy and COLD, it was worth freezing our tushies off for this view. Again, Dumbledore was not there.
#4 Buda and Pest along the river/Trezin Concentration Camp, outside of Prague:
Not only is Budapest full of history, but the river that splits the two parts of the capital, but it also has a beautiful river walk with amazing views.
Now you are probably wondering how a concentration camp could be on my top list. Well, I have many reasons, many historical, but it was just so peaceful when I was there.
#3 Giralda of the Cathedral in Sevilla at night
Every time I went back to Sevilla, even if it was just for a night, this was the most impressive sight at night.
#2 The Saraha desert at sunrise
Although I did not sleep at all the night out in the desert (Berber’s know how to party), waking up for this was totally worth it. We could actually see the Algeria!
#1 The Swiss Alps in Gruyere, Switzerland
This was honestly the most peaceful place I have been to. These were taken from the Gruyere Chateau looking out behind it. We only stumbled upon this because we were too cheap to actually go into the chateau. And even though the following pictures are gorgeous, they aren’t even close to the real thing.