Some of my experiences

I figured that I would create this page to highlight some of the stuff I’ve done and seen on my travels. Some of them I may have already written about, but this serves as a place to compile all of them, in no order whatsoever. If you have anything that you want me to write about more in detail, feel free to leave a comment. Finally, apologies if this seems rather short, but doing this off the top of my head without the consultation of my journals is challenging; I’ll update this when things pop up in mind.

  • I’ve been to not one but two salt mines; Salzburg and Wieliczka in Poland.
  • I’ve kissed the Blarney Stone in Ireland
  • I’ve been to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales, home to the town with the longest name in the entire British Isles, if not one of the longer town names in the world.
  • Going to Auschwitz. It was a powerful experience that I’ll never forget.
  • Seeing the Geysir in Iceland.
  • The Blue Lagoon in Iceland. It definitely lived up to all of the hype!
  • Sleeping in a barn in Switzerland.
  • Experiencing life in small town Ireland.
  • Seeing the Brandenburg Gate (Tor, auf Deutsch)
  • Visiting the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. It was the penultimate art museum-it’s a must see for everybody!
  • Seeing the changing of the guard/the guards in London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Prague, and Vilnius. It adds to your perspective on the traditions of these countries.
  • All of the national museums. What better way to learn more about a country than to see and read about their storied history?
  • Rappelling off a 300 foot cliff in West Virginia
  • Driving by the Tatras from Poland to Slovakia
  • Climbed Mont Royal in Montreal.
  • Attended a Canadian Football League game in Montreal.
  • Went to the Bone Church in the Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic.
  • Visited the Jewish Ghetto in Krakow.
  • Visited the Pilsner Brewery, home of the original Pilsner beer.
  • Been in Red Square, in both fall and winter. For that matter, skating on Red Square!
  • Been in St. Basil’s Cathedral.
  • Skated at Europe’s largest public skating rink, at VDNKh in northern Moscow.
  • Fired a Kalashnikov assault rifle.
  • Walked along the old Olympic bobsleigh track in Sarajevo.
  • Spent time walking along the tunnel that was the primary reason why the people of Sarajevo lasted in modern history’s longest siege.
  • Visited Nicolae Ceausescu’s Palace of Parliament in Bucharest. It’s the second largest occupied governmental building in the world!

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