Thirteen Places I've Been That I'd Go Back To
(by no means an exhaustive list)
1. München, Germany
- I spent my freshman and sophomore years of college here at the University of Maryland's Munich Campus. It was one of the highlights of my younger life. Munich is a great city - full of history and just plain beautiful.
2. Vienna, Austria
- I've probably only been in Vienna for a total of 10 days, but I loved it. In college my history emphasis was on the Holy Roman Empire. What better place to learn more about it than its seat for several hundred years?
3. Nürnberg, Germany
- A castle on a hill overlooking a historic city with a great Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market). Life was definitely good then.
4. Sierra Vista, AZ
- Unlike many, I enjoyed my high school years, so returning to the scene of the crime doesn't cause me to go into convulsions. Besides, my Dad moved back there a few years ago, so now I have a good reason to go. The beauty of the desert southwest just calls to me.
5. Tucson, AZ
- Much larger than Sierra Vista, I think if I had to choose one or the other to live in, I'd choose Tucson. What can I say? I love the desert.
6. Lido di Pomposa, Italy
- When I was 11, my family spent a week on the beach in Italy. I don't know if my parents loved it as much as I did, but I still remember it fondly.
7. Venice, Italy
- Another historic city that's worth exploring and learning more about first hand. I'm not much of a water person, but a gondola ride was a lot of fun for a 12-year-old.
8. The Grand Canyon, AZ
- Awe-inspiring is the only thing that comes to mind when I think of standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon. Looking down makes me a little dizzy, but I can't resist the view. There's no place in the world like it.
9. Salzburg, Austria
- The hills are alive! Even though you can't go anywhere in Salzburg without seeing something dealing with The Sound of Music, it is still a beautiful city. Another fortress on a hill overlooking the city - this one with a wonderful mural that is a history timeline of the area. I could have studied it for days.
10. Würzburg, Germany
- Another historic fortress on a hill overlooking a city with a river. Are you seeing a theme here yet?
11. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
- Another fascinating history-rich city, although this one is a serious tourist trap. I still love to wander the streets and look over the walls, though.
12. Flagstaff, AZ
- I spent my junior and senior years of college here. It's a bit cold in the Winter for my taste, but sitting amidst the mountains and being up so high is wonderful. A very pretty place.
13. Copenhagen, Denmark
- I don't speak a word of Danish, but I remember Copenhagen as being a lovely city in the Summer (when I was there). There were nice parks and places to stroll, museums, and, of course, it's the home of Hans Christian Andersen and I love fairy tales.
Maybe next week, I'll do a list of places I don't want to go back to.
Labels: Favorite places, Thursday Thirteen, Travels