My dream came to life on summer 2008, on my way to a new continent and to seven wonderful countries. My destination was Europe, spending almost an entire month over there, I couldn’t be happier. After approximately 12 hours on a direct flight from the international airport in Los Angeles, the LAX, heading towards London, England, I spent time sleeping, eating, and hoping that this dream will never end.
It was 3:00 a.m. in the Pacific Coast and 12:00 p.m. in the marvelous city of London. I had finally arrived to the U.K., where people speak English with an accent, which I personally consider awesome; where the money currency is double the expense of an American dollar. We began driving into the city, watching the famous two-story red buses, business people dressed in suits and tight dresses, people passing out the London News paper for free, and the Tube, the most famous and useful transportation in London. I stood at the corner of Oxford St., the street with some of the finest fashion stores of the world; I realized how blessed I was, it takes a life time for various people to make their destination come true. Not only that, but I was lucky enough to watch a striking musical, The Phantom of the Opera.
I felt so privileged and propitious to be where I stood. I went to some of the most visited places by people around the world. After being at one of the busiest cities of the world, London, we set off to the Netherlands and went to Amsterdam, the city famous for its startling art and extraordinary bikes. Also, I had the advantage to go into the house of Anne Frank, where she hid for several years before she was sent off to the concentration camp. After Amsterdam, the next stop was Germany, around those days the Euro cup for soccer was happening. I visited the Concentration Camps, were the Jews were treated with extreme harsh during the Holocaust. Italy was the next visited country; we headed off to Rome, stopped by St. Peter’s Square, then Venice, rode around the island on a gondola, and then Florence, where the statue of David stands, finally, the beach! Afterward, we went to Austria, were the sounds of musical bands played nearby the beauty of Mother Nature’s mountains. Switzerland was after; I got to go up the steepest mountain, Mount Pilatus, the views made me feel as if I stood on top of the world because nothing was higher than me. I could feel the Swiss air pass my skin and through my hair, bringing the existence of a delightful bliss. The city were romance is the preeminent, Paris, France! Going all the way to the tip of the Eiffel Tower was extremely startling, especially because it was the evening and the tower lid up with the brightest blue lights your eyes can ever witness. Finally Spain, Madrid, the city I had the easiest experience to communicate with other people, I’m fluent in Spanish. My eyes observed the beauty of Picasso’s art work in the Prado Museum. I had to try the Spanish plate, “La Paella,” a plate filled with fried rice, shrimp and vegetables; I had my nice, fresh drink, “orchata,” on the side.
The memories are inside my mind, heart, and soul. They are for me to treasure and for others to hear about. This trip really changed my life for better. Setting this trip proved me to keep accomplishing, dreaming, learning, and going. I give special thanks to eftours.com for guiding me through this dream!