All About Europe :)

Good morning, people! After I’m done writing this post, I’m going to be (hopefully!) going back and answering all y’alls lovely comments. I’ve enjoyed reading them as they come in on my phone, but I haven’t set aside time (until now) to get caught up on them.

Someone asked a few days ago where all in Europe we’re going to be going… So, I thought that would be a great thing to post about today. Now, these plans are all subject to change, but Lord willing, here’s where we’ll be going. šŸ™‚

Austria
Holland
England
Germany,
France
and Switzerland

I’m really excited about this, folks! We’ve been wanting to go over there for years now (we have friends over there, my dad was stationed in England, which is actually where he became a Christian, and plus… HISTORY!), and it’s great to finally have the trip coming together!

We have a business convention in Austria, which is actually why the trip was planned in the first place. That’s where we will fly to. And we are flying out of England. What happens in-between I’m really not sure about yet, except (hang on tight here, I might just explode with happiness!), except… WEAREPLANNINGONGOINGTOTHEBEJE!!! I can’t even tell y’all how much of a dream come true this is for me. Oh, and in case you needed that slower: We. Are. Planning. On. Going. To. The. Beje. Which is The Hiding Place.

If any of you have read Corrie ten Boom books, you’ll know what I’m talking about. I began devouring her books at around the age of 10 and pretty much continued doing so until I’d read all her books I could find. Most of them twice. Some of them a lot more then that. My oldest sister is even named Betsie after Betsie ten Boom.

If anyone were to ask me growing up where was one of the places I wanted to visit most, I would have probably answered The Hiding Place, or possibly the Swiss Alps (because of this book). Now I just might have the chance to go to both places in one month! EEEEK!

So yes, I could continue gushing, but I think I’ll save that for another day. šŸ™‚ Before I go though, I have some questions for y’all:

What are some of your favorite books (fiction and non-fiction) that either take place in Europe or are about European history? I’d be delighted if y’all could give me some recommendations! I really studied up on WW2 and Pearl Harbor before visiting there last year, and it made it so much more meaningful. I want to try and do the same with Europe.

Also, have y’all been to Europe? What was your favorite place to visit? If you haven’t been there, where would you like to visit?Ā 

12 thoughts on “All About Europe :)

  1. David Mabe says:

    Hopefully, we'll get lots of pictures with blog posts while you are in Europe. Your trip sounds like it will be totally awesome. A big part of the history of the church is right there in England. Personally, I'd want to hit the Beatles tour also. šŸ˜‰ And, like I said in the comment on Saturday, I'd love to visit the Scottish highlands as well. A book that I've read that specifically takes place in Europe that comes to mind is “Once and Future King” or “Le Morte de Arthur”(I'm a fan of Arthurian legend). However, I can't tell you were you might find Camelot or Avalon, so just enjoy England. šŸ˜€

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  2. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    Thanks for the suggestions! And yes, I hope I can post pictures as well, but I'm not sure how much internet I'll have while there. Don't worry though, I'll post pictures once I get back if I can't from in Europe. šŸ™‚

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  3. Cait says:

    OH MY GOSH YOU'RE GOING TO EUROPE??!!! (Can I squeeze in your suitcase? Pleeeease?!) I SO want to go to Europe. Like, all those places. Particularly Paris, that's my ultimate dream. But, soooo coooool. Are you going to blog about it while you're over there or just wait until you come back? I hope you have the most awesome trip of ever!

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  4. Laura Ashley says:

    OH MY YOU”RE GOING TO THE BEJE? Take pictures please!! WIll you see the Anne Frank House too? I know that's in Amsterdam and you could read the diary of Anne frank? As for books about Europe I know a ton about England. Beware, Princess Elizabeth and the Young Royals series is all about the tudors, and Secret Letters is also really good. It's about Sherlock Holmes's daughter.

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  5. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    I know, so exciting, right? I'm pretty sure it will be one of the highlights of my year. šŸ™‚ And thanks for the book ideas! I'll have to look into them. I downloaded the Diary of Anne Frank and so far it's been really interesting!

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  6. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    Hummm, considering we live on opposite sides of the world from each other, I'm not sure how it would work for you to squeeze in my suitcase. šŸ™‚ And even though Paris isn't my ultimate dream, I think my sister might see it that way. I'm looking forward to going to Holland most, but of course all the places are amazing! (I mean, I think they are…)

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