Amazing Sites, Tastes, and Destinations

November 19, 2013 - 9:13am -- jlsloan
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The best place I have visited is Amsterdam.  While in Amsterdam I learned that Anne Frank's house was there.  Visiting her house really helps put things into perspective and be grateful for what I have.

The most memorable thing I saw in Italy was the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  It was amazing to see something in person that I remember learning about in middle school.  I'm also extremely blessed and thankful to have seen it because it's apparently starting to straighten out again.  SF

The view from Monte San Salvatore in Lugano, Switzerland was wonderfully panoramic.  I could see clearly for miles in every direction.  On one side I could see the quaint village of Lugano; on the other, mountains and lakes stretched eternally toward the horizon. - EA

The best view was standing on the Dover Cliffs at the very edge and throwing rocks and counting 9 seconds for it to hit the water.  It was nerve-wracking and beautiful all at the same time.


The most amazing thing happened when I was going through customs in Ireland.  The border control man that was checking my passport in Dublin saw my last name (which is Irish) and says "first time here?"  And then he says "welcome home!  It's about time!" -PC

The Eiffel Tower was a tourist trap but Paris overall was brilliant.  The food (pastries, dinners, even bread) is fantastic!  Although the Eiffel Tower is surrounded by tourists, gypsies, and vendors, the city itself is clean and beautiful.  It is unlike any city I've ever been to, and I can't wait to go again. - SM

You wouldn't believe the line to get into the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.  The line wrapped around an entire block.  We waited 3 hours in the cold.  It was totally worth it!