Where did you visit where you first had a language barrier?
After a long haul in the UK and Ireland, we had grown somewhat comfortable. Sure, we encountered some thick accents, and some terminology differed, but locals there still spoke the same language. It barely felt like we were still traveling.
But with a single flight, that all changed, and we were suddenly thrust into once again not knowing what others were saying. It pushed us out of our comfort zone, and we were truly traveling again. Welcome to Lisbon.
Trafalgar Square is a popular destination for those visiting the beautiful city of London. Like many central city squares, it is a hub for demonstrations, social gatherings, and holiday celebrations. In fact, about 15 million tourists visit this square every year!
Where is your favorite cute small town or village?
From the moment we set foot in the cute little town of Ghent, we instantly fell in love. It might have helped that the central square is dominated by three massive cathedrals (and I’m a sucker for cool architecture).
Call us crazy, but we were actually somewhat underwhelmed by Amsterdam. Perhaps it’s because we had spent so much time already in its sister, Rotterdam, that it just didn’t amaze us all that much. Additionally, there were a LOT of people – most of them on bikes. We had to be careful to not get run over as we tried to walk the city.
Rotterdam is known for its unique architecture. When the city was leveled during WWII, the city voted to start fresh rather than rebuild what was there. This created a city with an architecturally young center.
After a long day of exploring Heidelberg – complete with pretzels and beer – it was hard to stay out after the sun went down. However, a trip to the top of the Philosopher’s Way for sunset guaranteed we’d see the city at night.