There's lots more to say and show from Iceland but I'll save that for another time.
Do you travel with your family? What's your favorite family trip picture?
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I'm not from Kansas. I've never even been to Kansas. But, like Dorothy, I keep ending up very, very far from home.
|Gran at the European Union Headquarters (can't remember if this is before or after we got kicked out). The metro beneath this area is where one attack happened.|
|Dad, Mom and Brother on the Brussels metro after I picked them up at the Brussels airport.|
|Seeing my sister and brother off at the Brussels airport...in the departures lounge where the bombing occurred today (with a cameo by the purple jacket). [I often take pictures of my feet...not sure why.]|
When I moved overseas the dogs and I flew into Brussels airport. I flew in and out of that airport many times over the next 3 years. I had family and friends visit me by way of that airport. I've dropped people off and picked people up. I've parked my car in the parking garage there. I bruised my shoulder on a column outside the arrivals lounge when I went to pick up Gran. I had food poisoning and went outside to throw up. I was so weak that I leaned against the column to keep from falling over. The throwing up caused me to repeatedly slam my shoulder into the column. Better than falling over! I laid on the floor of the train station in the airport while Gran stood in line for tickets. I didn't have the strength to stand up. It's difficult to imagine anything so horrific as today's attack happening there.
I've traveled to places that are supposedly less safe than western Europe. I've traveled all over western Europe. I have no plans to stop. I've been called crazy for traveling to 3rd world countries. Now people say I'm crazy for traveling to western Europe. Could something happen? Of course it could. But honestly, I think I'm less safe driving to work.
So if anyone wants to give me a ticket to Brussels or Paris or London or Beirut or Mali or pretty much anywhere (there are a few places I wouldn't go but I'll save that for another post) I'll gladly take it! And I'm looking for train tickets from London to Brussels. Cross your fingers for me because I'd like to find them cheap!
How do you feel about the safety of travel right now? Would you go to Brussels or Paris or any of the other recent scenes of attacks?
|Waiting in line at the Louvre in Paris while Gran ran around taking pictures in the rain.|
|In Amsterdam (see it hanging from my backpack?).|
|In Queensferry, Scotland. It was VERY windy!|
|At Plitvce Lakes National Park in Croatia|
|In Milan, Italy (see it hanging from my chair under the table?).|
|At a family reunion in PA|
Jajce was first built in the 14th century and served as the capital of the independent Kingdom of Bosnia during its time. The town has gates as fortifications, as well as a castle with walls which lead to the various gates around the town.
The town is famous for its beautiful waterfall where the Pliva River meets the river Vrbas. It was thirty meters high, but during the Bosnian war, the area was flooded and the waterfall is now 20 meters high. The flooding may have been due to an earthquake and/or attacks on the hydroelectric power plant further up the river.
Jajce is situated in the mountains, there is a beautiful countryside near the city, rivers such as the Vrbas and Pliva, lakes like Pliva lake, which is also a popular destination for the local people and some tourists. This lake is called Brana in the local parlance. Not far from Jajce there are mountains that are over two thousand meters high like Vlasic near the city of Travnik. Travelling through the mountain roads to the city may not sit well with some visitors, because the roads are in poor condition, but the scenery is picturesque. [Source]
|Went back to see it at night because...what else was there to do :)|