Top 10 European Wonders Part 2

Posted on February 15, 2014

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A satelite map of Europe

Part two of my list of European wonders. Part 1 can be found here.

The first part of my list of the wonders of Europe attracted some criticism from some people, so for this post I am determined to be more positive and focus on the many good aspects of Europe. Here we go with the rest of the list:

6. Alhambra, Grenada, Spain

The Alhambra in Grenada, Spain, one of the wonders of Europe

Alhambra, Grenada, Spain

The Alhambra in Granada, Spain is a magnificent Moorish fortress palace complex dating back to the 14th century. I was very much looking forward to seeing this place as my friend had told me it was magnificent inside, a real treasure. I also wanted to get out of the Grenadian sun before I burnt like a biscuit. Damn, it’s hot over there! Unfortunately I did not manage to enter the fortress because I was pickpocketed outside by a lavender-selling gypsy. I never went back.

7. Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Louvre art museum in Paris, France

Louvre Art Museum, Paris, France

I don’t like art much so I can’t be too positive about this place. I suppose if you like art and stuff like that it is very cool to go there, but I was a little bored. The Louvre is one of the two best museums in the world (I don’t know what the other one is) and I did really like the pyramid, but it’s just not for me. Also, the Mona Lisa was not on display when I was there and that is the only painting I know.

8. Canals of Venice

The famous Rialto Bridge and canals of Venice in Italy

Canals of Venice, Italy

I liked Venice a lot. It’s my kind of town! It’s such a special place. My girlfriend Caitlin came to visit me here and we spent a wonderful week exploring the little cobblestone streets and eating gelato at the canalside cafes while I regaled her with the stories of my travel adventures so far. It was a wonderful time in the most romantic city in the world.

She dumped me when she returned to Georgia.

9. Versailles

The Versailles Palace near Paris in France

Versailles, Paris, France

I can’t say too much about this place because I didn’t visit it. It was too far outside of the city and I did not have much time. So, er, yeh… it looks nice. Very solid. I think I read somewhere that it was the buiding with the most windows in the world. Or was that the Pentagon? Either way, Versailles Palace has a lot of windows. Napolean lived here, maybe. I don’t know. I could check on Wikipedia but half of what they say on there is lies. If you want to know about Versailles go and visit yourself, then come and tell me about it!

10. Pompeii

The ruins of Pompeii in Italy

Pompeii, Italy

Again, I have not been here. Too many places to see, not enough time! Pompeii was a city that was buried by the fallout from a volcanic eruption 2,000 years ago (so Wikipedia tells me, so take that with a pinch of salt).

 

What’s your favorite place in Europe? Leave me a comment!

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