European Road Trip

We just got back from a family European road trip. Flying in to The Netherlands, we loaded up a dependable Ford Galaxy and visited four countries in total.

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Our first stop was in Amsterdam. I spent a few hours in the Rijksmuseum, which was very impressive.

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Our next stop was Bruges, where I watched the Belgium – South Korea World Cup match with a few thousand friends.

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I almost fell down some 1,000 year old steps in Luxembourg. I’d highly recommend the late night walking tour of the city.

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The rain hit hard once we reached Basel, but I managed to get some exploring in before the storm hit. We ate some fantastic pasta overlooking the Rhine.

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Lucurne was a beautiful town straight out of a fairy tale.

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I took a boat ride out on Lake Lucurne to get a closer view of the Alps.

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In Geneva, our hotel was a block away from the United Nations European Headquarters. It was formally the home of the failed League of Nations and the meeting rooms had many stories to tell.

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Geneva is also home to CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research). Here I am at the Atlas station, the main particle detector for the Large Hadron Collider.

Now I’m back home planning my next few trips for the year.