Europe

Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau – Part 2

It is hard to put into words my experience while visiting the site where millions of innocent people were murdered. As a result, I approach this posting with great delicacy as it is not a place to tour but rather a place to mourn, reflect, and remember. There are many areas around Auschwitz where photos are not allowed, out of respect for the deceased. Everything that I post here today I do as a sign of utmost respect for those men and women whose lives were mercilessly taken away by a brutal force that had no compassion or value for…

Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau – Part 1

It is hard to put into words my experience while visiting the site where millions of innocent people were murdered. As a result, I approach this posting with great delicacy as it is not a place to tour but rather a place to mourn, reflect, and remember. There are many areas around Auschwitz where photos are not allowed, out of respect for the deceased. Everything that I post here today I do as a sign of utmost respect for those men and women whose lives were mercilessly taken away by a brutal force that had no compassion or value for…

Visiting the Tower of London

  The Tower of London Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB Grading: A Overall Impression: If you’re visiting London for the first time, this should definitely be on your list of things to see. The amount of history within these walls is stunning, as are the Crown Jewels. Young children, however, will not be as entertained. Hours & Admission Open: Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00am – 4:30pm, Sunday-Monday: 10:00am – 4:30pm (last admission: 4 pm) Please check their website for any closures and notices before visiting.  Admission: Tickets purchased online will cost those 16 and…

Top 10 Things to See at the British Museum

The British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG Grading: A Open: Daily 10am – 5:30pm, Fridays until 8:30pm Admission: Free! One of my favorite sites in London is the British Museum. So many pieces of historical significance lay under this very roof. Antiquities from all over the world can be found here, many of them created thousands of years ago. The British Museum itself, states that they exist to “tell the story of cultural achievement throughout the world, from the dawn of human history over two million years ago until the present day.” As with…