Thursday, March 1, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #5 - Back Again

Thanks to the efforts of Beth and Carol, the TT is back, without missing even a beat.

I've been away the past few days with no computer access *gasp*, so here's an easy one for me this week. On the plus side though, I've finally figured out how to do the Mr. Linky thingie to make life easier for all of you. And, I'll update you all on where I was soon.

Happy TT!

This is a list of 13 European countries I've been to so far, with an observation or two from each. Still on my "someday" list are Ireland, Spain, Croatia and several others. The list is in no particular order. (Oh, and remember, I live in Israel, so it isn't that far for me to get to Europe, especially as a stopover between Israel and a trip back to the States.)

1. Portugal - NO ONE (other than 2 young girls visiting their grandparents) goes to the Algarve in the winter!

2. Czech Republic - beautiful architecture, great beer

3. Greece - gorgeous, but a difficult place to do business

4. England - The Pub on the Puddle, my former home away from home when working in Surrey, and home to assorted friends and a relative or two

5. France - bliss, what more needs to be said

6. Italy - oh, the food, and beautiful Cinque Terre

7. Holland - Space Cakes are not worth the hype

8. Sweden - Gamla Stan, Scandinavian design

9. Denmark - The Little Mermaid statue

10. Norway - simply breathtaking, home to a very dear friend in the computer that I desperately hope to meet someday, and the home of Hell (from which yes, you can send postcards)

11. Malta - looks a lot like some parts of Israel

12. The Vatican - Swiss Guards in funky striped tights

13. Scotland - castles and more castles, and a few wee drinks

So what's on your list? What did you love? What did you not? Where would you go if someone dropped the tickets in your lap?


Leah said...

So you are a well travelled person. Oh, how I wish I can visit even one of those in your list. I posted a T13 list once of places I want to visit. Paris would be one of them and Venice too.

el-e-e said...

Paris - a little tavern in the 17ieme was where I had drinks every day when I was studying abroad there one summer...

Czeck Repub - loved Prague! Would go back in a heartbeat.

If someone gave me tickets? I'd go to London and then Edinburgh, to visit a friend. Never been to either country!

great list!

Annie said...

You made me laugh so hard! I lived in Sweden for a year and was not far from Hell, Norway! Would stop there on my way to Trondheim all the time. The first time I saw it, I cracked up.

I've been to many of the same places as you and loved most of them. One of my favorite visits was Prague.


Anonymous said...

I am so jealous. I would love to visit all of those places. One day I hope too.
Especially France, Italy, the Vatican and Greece.
Isn't great the T13 lives on?!
Happy Thursday!

Rashenbo said...

Ooooo Awesome list! How lucky! :)

Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by my blog.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm jealous, Robin. I'd loooove to go to Europe.

Thanks for visiting West of Mars -- what took you so long to die your hair? Then again, when I look back, I was 30 or so when I got into the habit (I'd done it once or twice as a lark before). Nevermind. :D

Happy TT!

KarenW said...

I would go somewhere warm like Hawaii or San Diego. I live in Romania. You'll have to take a trip here sometime.

Lady G~ said...

AWESOME list! I love to travel too! It was a blessing when my Knight was in the Army. We were stationed in Germany for 2 1/2 years. We traveled as much as we could. So much to see, so little time and money. LOL!

I have to say my favorite countries were Italy and Austria. I'm partial to Italy. My grandfather was Italian. ;o)

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, how wonderful that you've traveled to so many lovely places. I haven't been out of the country (U.S.), but I'd love to go to any of the countries on your list -- plus China, and I've always wanted to ride the Trans-Siberian Railroad.

Have a wonderful Thursday, and thanks for visiting my blog! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so jealous! What great memories you must have!

Sadly, I have not been outside of North America, but one day... one day. I'd love to visit Scotland (my maiden name is Graham) so we have TONS of relatives there.

Thanks for dropping by!

Carina said...

Oh, I am quite jealous now. Maybe before I die I will see one of these places.

Gattina said...

And not yet Belgium ? Brussels the capital of Europe ? You can see some things on my travel blog

Crystal said...

How FABULOUS that you are so well traveled!

I would love to visit Israel someday. Also Ireland and Italy would be on my list of places I'd love to go.

Wonderful list, happy TT! (I'm thrilled it is back too!)

Lexa Roséan said...

definitely back to Greece and Italy and I'd love a first time to Spain.

Anonymous said...

ahhhh, Scottish castles and wee drinks...I'm so there!

Anonymous said...

My wife and I got engaged in Lisbon. Portugal is a beautiful country.

marianne said...

wow, how wonderful you've been able to travel like that! what great memories and experiences you've gathered. terrific list!

Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Fairly Odd Mother said...

I'm not that well traveled in Europe, but I have been to the Netherlands (loved it!) and Austria. If I had tickets dropped in my lap, it'd be either Iceland or Thailand for me.