30 Countries Memoirs – Australia

Country: Australia First Visit: March 2009 Number of Times Visited: 1 Cities Visited: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Fraser Island, Airlie Beach In late March of 2009 Alex, Tom, Shane and I took the long flight from Calgary to Sydney (19 hours total through Vancouver) and what followed was three straight weeks of partying, adventures and really…

30 Countries Memoirs – Belgium

Country: Belgium First Visit: June 2007 Number of Times Visited: 1 Cities Visited: Brussels Favorite Memory: We only spend one night in Brussels on our way through Belgium to France to do a tour of Juno Beach.  I must admit it wasn’t the most memorable country, but I do recall the room Alex and I…

30 Countries Memoirs – Netherlands

Country: Netherlands First Visit: June 2007 Number of Times Visited: 1 Cities Visited: Amsterdam Favorite Memory: Although I probably could have died, my favourite memory in Amsterdam was the day we rented bikes to ride through one of Europe’s most bike friendly cities.  Back in 2007 I was not as experienced of a cyclist as…

30 Countries Memoirs – Czech Republic

Country: Czech Republic First Visit: May 2007 Number of Times Visited: 1 Cities Visited: Prague Favorite Memory: We were only in Prague for two nights and one full day, but we spend that day doing lots of sightseeing.  The Prague Castle and other sites around Prague are very well preserved.  My favorites were the Prague Castle…

30 Countries Memoirs – Germany

Country: Germany First Visit: May 2007 Number of Times Visited: 3 (2007, 2012, 2013) Cities Visited: Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt Along with England, Germany is a country I have spent time in on each of the three trips I have taken to Europe so far.  As a whole, it is one of my favorite countries that…

30 Countries Memoirs – Greece

Country: Greece First Visit: May 2007 Number of Times Visited: 1 Cities Visited: Corfu, Athens Favorite Memory: Sightseeing in Athens had to take the cake.  I was actually more impressed with the ancient sites in Athens than I was with those in Rome.  Athens is a large, crowded and somewhat dirty city, but the sites…

30 Countries Memoirs – Vatican City

Country: Vatican City First Visit: May 2007 Number of Times Visited: 1 Cities Visited: Vatican City Favorite Memory: Fast walking through the Vatican Museum in order to get to the Sistine Chapel before it closed, and then admiring the artwork on all of the walls and of course the roof.  No Photo’s allowed in the…