I have been to some countries in Europe many, many years ago when I was younger and loved to travel. I still love traveling. I just don’t travel as much as I was used to. Some places were so beautiful that I would like to go back and visit them again. I will, for sure, one day. Today, I will just list the places in the 3 Countries that I have been to. It’s enough. I can’t list all the places and post all the pictures of all of those places I have been to here. Otherwise, this post will be very long. By the way, the photos are not my own. They’re from a site that you can download them for free for commercial use as well. I visited those places before iPhone was invented. And I didn’t own a camera myself. So, I didn’t take a single photo of those places I have been, which was too bad. My friends, they took some photos. But I have lost contact with them, so. Anyway, I can always revisit those scenes again with a camera. I include Denmark as well since I have lived there for many, many years. In fact, I have been living in Europe more than I have lived in Thailand. Denmark is a small, wonderful country. So I will just talk about it a little bit here as well.
Eiffel Tower: I went to Paris about 20 or more years ago. I still remember till this day how hard I climbed to the top of the Eiffel Tower with my high-heel shoes on. Well, they were not that high. But they had heels. Even though they weren’t that high, but they were not flat shoes or sport shoes or something like that. Anyway, I went to the top with not so good shoes on, only to come down about 10 Minutes later again because it was rather cold. It was spring. And down there wasn’t that cold. But when I got up there the temperature suddenly dropped. It felt like winter, all of the sudden. So after a short while up there, I couldn’t take it no more. So I had to, almost, run down from the Eiffel Tower again. And it was far up. So, all that effort was for nothing. I spent a lot of time scrambling up and down the Eiffel Tower than I spent the time enjoying the view up there. What a shame. But it was a beautiful view up there – even it was for a short while.
Arc de Triomphe: After I ran down from the top of the Eiffel Tower, I walked from the Eiffel Tower to Arc de Triomphe. There was a lot to see on the way. So I decided to walk instead in order to see all the amazing things I wanted to see on the way. Again, it was worth it.
Montmartre: I felt tempted to have a drawing of myself there. But I had a lot to see and I got impatient having to sit there for a long while. Then, I would miss lots of things. So I skipped it.
Notre-Dame: I visited the beautiful Cathedral. Then later on I read The Da Vinci Code (I saw the movie as well, but didn’t like it. I liked Angels & Demons movie better. But both the books The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons were equally captivating. They were some of the books that I’d not put down before I had read till the end.), it reminded me of Paris. But I wasn’t sure if Notre-Dame Cathedral was one of the locations in the novel as well? It was a long time ago I read the book and watched the film.
But what I loved the most was walking around the small, side streets nearby the Cathedral, or all minor streets in Paris in general. It’s so romantic. I could smell the richly scented aroma of freshly brewed coffee from the cozy cafes on both sides of the streets. It created such a unique experience and atmosphere.
Everywhere I went in Paris, everything looked so romantic and charming. It’s like the world stopped going round. And everybody would just live happily ever after in a spellbinding city like Paris.
Louvre Museum: I just passed by it. I didn’t go inside. It looked huge. So I didn’t bother to spend time in there. It would take me days to walk around in there, I think. So I also skipped it. And this location was definitely in The Da Vinci Code novel and movie. When you have visited the places that were being used as movies’ settings you understand it much better. You also appreciate the authors or writers more how dedicate they are to really describe the places in details, but in an exciting or poetic way – not a boring way. And you know it, it’s truthful because you have been there yourself.
Berlin: I have only been to Berlin in Germany. I studied German at school. So our teachers took us to Berlin, so that we’d try to speak German with the locals there. I didn’t speak German to no one, except my own classmates. But we went to lots of places in Berlin, which was very interesting. I think, we went to Berlin 4-5 Years after the wall was being taken down. So, the city was still quite silent. Not so many tourists, yet. And many of the areas were still untouched. We walked around some locations in the city as if we were the only people there – no one else. It was that quiet.
Florence: I saw small angels everywhere in Italy. Florence is a beautiful city as well. But I wasn’t there that long. Me and my friend, we were only there for a few days. We were just there for the fashion show because we both had shops. I had a clothes shop. She had a shoe shop. So, we were at the fashion show in Florence to find new, potential clothing companies to buy our apparels from, and to see new trends.
Bologna: We then took a train from Florence to Bologna to visit bag factories. My friend, she also sold women’s bags in her shop. So, she’s also looking for new, interesting bag factories to buy her bags from. The views outside the train’s windows were so beautiful and picturesque, as if they were straight from a painting or something like that.
Milan: Of course, all fashion lovers cannot go to Italy and don’t visit Milan! So me and my friend had to go there before we went back to Denmark.
Nyhavn, Copenhagen: I love Nyhavn which is a very popular place by the water. During the summer, the place is always crowded with both Danish people and tourists. Mostly young people, enjoying drinks and hanging out with friends. When I lived there, I always went to Nyhavn all year long – not only summer. I don’t know. It’s such an interesting place to hang out, walking around and enjoying the environment, atmosphere, the food, the ice cream, and the view of the canal, of course. Nyhavn was one of the main locations in the movie “The Danish Girl” as well. When I saw the film, I’d recognize it right away where it was filming. It was the place where the main actors lived together throughout the film. But most of the apartments and houses there are also very beautiful and ancient. The city tries to maintain the houses and buildings in their original states as much as possible. What you see in the film is what you get. Many people there do, actually, live in an almost empty house with minimal furniture, to really let the true beauty of the antique building or house shine through.
The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen: I think, this one is not the real one. The original one, someone has already stolen its head. I liked going there as well when I lived in Copenhagen. It’s not too far from Nyhavn, actually.
This photo, I took many years ago. And I think, it might be the real one before its head was being stolen.
The canal from Nyhavn goes through lots of important places in Copenhagen. One of them is H.C. Andersen’s home, which now is a museum. I think. The gold building on the right is also a museum which I once took a drawing class there as well.
The Round Tower, Copenhagen: It’s located near the walking street in Copenhagen, built as an astronomical observatory.
Tivoli Amusement Park, Copenhagen: You can’t visit Copenhagen without also visiting Tivoli amusement park. I have read somewhere, it’s the first amusement park in the world. But, it’s actually Bakken, located in Klampenborg, North of Copenhagen, which is the oldest operating amusement park in the world. I went to Bakken many times during summer. It’s such a calm, beautiful place. It’s an old amusement park in the middle of the nature.
Aarhus, Jutland: An old town and an open museum. I liked going to Aarhus or Jutland sometimes when I was there. The place is so magical and preserved. You feel like you’re going back in time when you visit it.
An old shop in Jutland. You will still find some shops like this in Jutland. Nothing has changed much, which is good.