Europe is one of those weird places where everything is super-old, yet they have high-speed internet everywhere. As the birthplace of the Roman, British, Spanish, Portuguese, and German Empires, Europe has been the cause of—or at least, was at the center of—many major wars. As a result, Europe is known for its rich history of imperialism, cultural bigotry, and human atrocities. On the plus side, Europe has many of the world’s most famous landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, and Big Ben. The continent is also popular for its wide variety of culinary deliciousness, except for Britain—their food sucks.
After art college, I was psyched when friends invited us to visit their relatives in Greece.
We gave Paris another chance to not suck, and it didn’t at all.
Despite being of English descent, I’d never visited the Motherland before. And, as it turned out, with good reason.
Our first introduction to France lived up to all the horrible stereotypes we’d heard about Parisians.
It’s not Atlantis, not yet any way.
We took a train to Florence, Italy.
Our view of Rome may have been tainted by watching the movie, “Animal House” too many times.
We wanted to see the Old World before it gets too old and flabby.