S: Europe Visit 2008
BC: I am glad to have travelled. Sights i saw, friends I made, knowledge I learned, cultures i experienced and life i made....brought me closer to my Lord. RRamirez'08
FC: One of the gladdest moments of human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy. Sir Richard Burton
1: The Netherlands
2: Look what i covered for 2 hours in Amsterdam!
3: Though I wish I came during spring to see the beautiful tulips, I am thankful for the weather....its almost perfect
4: It is said that if you throw a coin over your shoulder into the water, you will be sure to return to Rome. | then goes Rome! At the Trevi fountain at night time....
6: The Vatican Museum
7: Elaborate ceiling decors
11: St Peter's Square St Peter's Basilica
12: Just sight seeing in Rome......
17: At the Palatino | The Ruins of the Roman Empire
18: Rome: an outdoor museum of the past. | The Pantheon: a walk away from the trevi, palatino, collonades, piaaza navona and many more
20: Piaaza Navona: artists, musicians, tourists and yes the gypsies mingle together here.
21: The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. - St. Augustine St. Augustine | Just blocks away from the pantheon, we went back to see the enigmatic Trevi fountain...yes, i did toss my second coin.
22: The Etruscan town called: San Gimigiano
23: View of Tuscany | Breath taking!! Breathtaking landscape
24: The town of the Medici's | The aerial view of Florence:
25: And yes, I gain more friends from various parts of the world. To Katie (Australia), Jen and Jackie (NYC), Erin and Rachel (Connecticut), Olga, Myriamme, Rutie (Miami), and Andrew (Australia). Thank you guys for all the fun memories. Mediterreanean Highlights October 2008
26: Pallazo Vechio: the town hall of Florence, central Italy. This massive, Romanesque, crenellated fortress-palace is among the most impressive town halls of Tuscany. Overlooking the Piazza della Signoria with its copy of Michelangelo's David statue as well the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi, it is one of the most significant public places in Italy.
30: The Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. It is situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce, about 800 metres south east of the Duomo.
31: It is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Foscolo, Gentile, Rossini, and Marconi, thus it is known also as the Temple of the Italian Glories
34: The Leaning Tower of Pisa | Galileo Galilei is said to have dropped two cannon balls of different masses from the tower to demonstrate that their speed of descent was independent of their mass. This is considered an apocryphal tale, and the only source for it comes from Galileo's secretary
35: the Italian Riviera | Cinque Terre | "The Five Lands" comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
36: Home of Pesto Sauce | La Spezia
37: limoncello | La dolce Vita!
39: French Riviera
41: Chillin in Cannes
44: After a fabulous night at Monaco, we went off to visit the Aix en Provence to have crepes for lunch
46: Ola! We are in Barcelona
49: The Prime Meridian | Catedral-Baslica de Nuestra Seora del Pilar
52: Madrid Espana
53: Our last dinner night together
54: My bullfight experience in Madrid
55: A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. -Tim Cahill