Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Farewell 2008...thanks for the memories!

Another year! Wow, I have always heard the years go by faster as you get older, and I believe that to be true!

God has really blessed me throughout this year. Living in Europe has changed me in ways I never thought possible. I am sad to see 2009 will have me leave Europe, but I am excited to start a new chapter of my life next year.

I started looking back over the past year and a half and wanted to recap my country stats.

I visited a total of 19 countries...isn't that amazing!?!:

* Belgium (Brussels, many times to Brugge, Leuven, Huy, Ghent, Antwerp)
* Croatia (Dubrovnik)
* France (Paris 6 times including 2 trips to Disneyland Paris; Giverny; Normandy Region including Utah Beach, Gold Beach, Omaha Beach; Champagne Region including Epernay and Reims; Sainte Mere-Eglise; Bayeux, Deauville; Honfleur)
* Hungary (Twice to Budapest)
* England (3 times to London, Manchester, Stoke, Crewe, Stansted)
* Scotland (Edinburgh)
* Italy (Milan, Positano and the Amalfi Coast, Venice)
* India (Twice to Mumbai, New Delhi, Agra)
* Germany (Twice to Frankfurt, Berlin, 3 times to Cologne, Aachen)
* Netherlands (Amsterdam, Lisse, Valkenburg)
* Turkey (Istanbul, Ephesus)
* United Arab Emirates (Dubai)
* Ireland (Dublin)
* Austria (Vienna)
* Denmark (Copenhagen)
* Sweden (Ostra Vemmenhog)
* Spain (Madrid and Barcelona)
* Czech Republic (Prague)
* Greece (Santorini, Corfu)

What an amazing adventure! And, it is not over yet!

Here's to 2009!!!


  1. Happy New Year to you Tippa! Wow, 19 countries, in a year's span? Yep, that is quite a year! I wish you the very best in 2009 and can't wait to see what takes shape for you!

  2. Anonymous12:54 PM

    How amazing Tippa! I can't imagine:)
    Since I hardly want to leave home, I love to see the world through your eyes!
    Love to you~

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