Let’s Go To Europe!

September 28, 2008 at 2:13 pm (International Travel) (, , , )

So much to write about…

My German parents just returned home from a three week trip to Croatia. Here are a few reasons to visit Croatia:

This is, I believe, Lake Garda, or Lago di Garda, as it is known in its home country of Northern Italy.

This is, I believe, Lake Garda, or Lago di Garda, as it is known in its home country of Northern Italy.

They also stopped in Mittenwald, or “Middle Forest,” in the German state of Bavaria, located in Valley of the River Islar, on the northern foothills of the Alps on the border of Austria.

I believe it may have been a bit nipply there.

I believe it may have been a bit nipply there.

My Papa also went on a very long bicycle tour earlier this year where he traveled 910 miles in 18 days through Germany, from Fuessen (where Neuschwanstein Castle is located in Bavaria – the Cinderella castle from Disney) to Sylt, the northermost German island in the North Sea. He traveled a great deal in the former East Germany on this trip as well. He took 1200 photographs, but I’m just going to post a few, LOL!  Somewhere, deep in time, Papa and I share the same genetics labeled: Crazy travel plans.

My Papa didn’t tell me where this was, but I’m betting Bavaria.

Again, Papa didn’t say where this was, but again, betting Bavaria.

Town Hall in Saalfeld.

Magdeburg: Hundertwasser Haus – Magdeburg was one of the most important medieval towns in Europe. This is part of the former East Germany. Its history is over 1,000 years old, so, I’ll not be giving you a brief timeline.

Entrance tower in Tangermuende – Also in the former East Germany, also has over a 1,000 year history.

Not exactly sure where this is, Papa didn’t say, again.

Papa tried to tell me – in English – that these are “reet” covered roofs near the coast of the North Sea. Love our hearts, sometimes our German and English get mixed up as these roofs are “reed” covered.  I call that “Germanglish.” Where you take German and English and then you mangle it to get your point across.

Although difficult to see, this is the German version of a wind tower near the coast. They build much prettier wind farms near the coast.

 The North Sea.

A stormy North Sea. My Papa said the last three days of his trip he had 30 mph headwinds.

If you travel to these beautiful places you may run into these fantastic people:

 That’s my host parents enjoying their breakfast on the terrace of their apartment overlooking the sea in Croatia.

Hopefully, one day, you will find me there.


  1. kenju said,

    I have heard that Croatia is a gorgeous place and in truth, I don’t think anywhere in Europe is bad! I’l love to go there, too. Great photos!

  2. eviltwinswife said,

    Wonderful pics. It looks so peaceful!

  3. Doug said,

    Uhhhnnnn… man, I wanna be there.

  4. Tina said,

    Those are awesome pics, dude! If you ever move to Europe, take me with you!

  5. Marie said,

    beautiful pics….except for snow – now I am freezing!!!

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