This is the first post in a LONG LIST of posts I am going to have lined up to record my thoughts and adventures and pictures from my trip. So bare with me as I work through all my notes and thoughts as I go through each day and event of my trip. This post is going to be a short summary of the dates and summary of all the places I visited.
Some notes about my trip. The Greece portion of my trip was 10 days long and was part of a Study Abroad Program I am participating in for Art History (an elective for my program). As part of our grade for the class we have to create a journal/project of some kind with thoughts and reflections and notes on our experience. So the posts I’ll write on Greece may be a bit more detailed as I’ll be handing them in for an assignment and my professor has given us more details from the places we visited. Since I have to create a journal for that I am going to blog the entries as well for all of you to enjoy, win-win!
Dates: April 28th – May 22nd (24 days or 3 weeks)
Types of Transportation Taken: Planes, Buses, Boats/Ferries, Cabs, and Trains
Number of miles traveled: 16,000!!! (and this doesn’t count all the walking and local transportation we took)
Number of Planes: 6
Number of Buses: Too many to even count!!
Number of Boats/Ferries: 2
Number of Cabs: 4
Number of Trains: 2 overnight, 7 Regional Trains, and a million metro trains!
Number of Countries Visited: 6
Countries Visited: Germany, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, France, and England
Cities Visited: Germany-Frankfurt (layover); Greece-Athens, Santorini, Delphi; Italy-Verona, Rome, Assisi, Pisa, and Milan(layover); France-Paris, Lisiuex; England-London, Switzerland-rode through on the train from Italy.
Number of Churches Prayed In: Too many to name (probably close to 20)..might be able to get a better number as I go through everything.
Number of places I recognized from books/movies: Too many to name!
Most Beautiful Place: Santorini, Greece (I’ve never seen anywhere more beautiful)
Most Historical Place: Rome, Italy
Most Spiritual/Catholic Place: Lisieux, France & Assisi, Italy (sorry wasn’t Rome will explain more when I get to these places)
Most Unusual Place: Pisa, Italy
Place that most reminded me of a Movie: Santorini, Greece for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
It’s on my list to re-watch the movies and compare the movie scenes from Greece and my pictures together and write an ENTIRE post comparing them but I’m pretty sure this is the dock where Lena almost drowned but Kostko’s saved her. 🙂
Place I had the MOST FUN: Disneyland Paris!!
As you can tell I visited A LOT of different places so it was IMPOSSIBLE for me to pick an overall favorite. I loved every place I visited for different reasons. Over the next few weeks I’ll be going through each day and all the places we visited and what I saw and what I thought about my experience there. Sit back this is going to be a LONG blog series!
Love reading about your adventures! So happy that you & your mom were able to go!
Can’t wait to read more about your trip! This was a great overview and has me really wanting to go to Santorini. So glad for you that you got this experience!!!
Oh, wow! I am excited to read your posts and live vicariously through you! So curious to hear your thoughts on Rome.
Debbie Gaudino says
What an amazing adventure it looks like you had! I love all the statistics! 6 planes – whew…..