Monday, 10 December 2007



Speaking about traveling to Europe, my first impression would be “Il est si beau!” It is so beautiful in French and it is definitely true. Europe is a nice place to visit with 48 countries to choose from, namely United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Russia and so on. To visit each and every one of the country in Europe would be quite a great task and it will take a life time before you can even complete that task. With all the time and money I have, I will have to choose a few countries which I would want to visit first.

United Kingdom, the home of QEII, would be my first choice. I would want to visit London’s famous Tower Bridge along River Thames, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, London Eye, not forgetting Hyde Park where they have lots of concerts held there. I have always dreamed of sitting in one of those double decker buses before and this is going to be my chance to do so. Checking into any of the London Hotels would be easy as they are scattered all around London town. If time permits, I would want pay a visit to the nearest castle to have a feel of how big it is.

Moving down in my travel itinerary would be Berlin, The capital city of Germany. Berlin has hundreds museums and art galleries to visit if you are an enthusiasts of art and sculptures. To name some, the Altes Museum, the Neues Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie are some of the famous ones. After a long visits and snapping of photos for memories, you might want to chill out in some of the pub surrounding Berlin. Since the broken down of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Mitte, the former city center of East Berlin, has boomed up many nightspots. I have to make sure I book into one of the many Hotels in Berlin as there are easily taken up during peak season.

Next on list would be Paris, the capital city of France. J'aime Paris. Who would miss Paris, one of the world's leading business and cultural centres, especially in the fashion, entertainment and art industries? Other than shopping for the uptrend and remarkable fashion designer’s products, it would be a waste if I did not visit their famous landmarks, namely the Notre Dame de Paris, Eiffel Tower, and the Napoleonic Arc de Triomphe. If you are in for the experience in the flora and fauna of Paris, do not miss out the Tuileries Gardens and Luxembourg Garden. It is also a must to act like the French when in Paris by trying out the France’s gastronomical diversity such as bread, cake, croissant, baguette, etc. As for accommodation, you can choose wisely on the easily available Paris Hotels.

Barcelona, aquí vengo! Finally I will be here in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. It is a world heritage site by UNESCO for its rich cultural heritage as well as architectural works. It also has many nice parks, beaches and wonderful night scene. One of the good places to visit would be the still unfinished church of the Sagrada Familia, one of the remarkable works of the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi. The church was constructed since 1882 and is scheduled to be fully completed by 2026. There are also many castle-like buildings with beautiful architectural designs such as the Barcelona Cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar Church, Palau Nacional, Arc de Triomf and Castell dels tres Dracs in this city. Barcelona Hotels are plentiful surrounding major business centres within the city.

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