Expats guide to choose the best travel attractions in Europe. In the little paradise … Even though most of us travel with great pleasure, we despise tourists. We forget that we are also some of them everywhere where we are not at home. We want to find places with untouched nature, beaches without any human, museums open only for us. Even a Greek without Greeks would probably be in the taste of a lover of this wonderful country. Some buy expensive air tickets, travel long distances and make great efforts to spend their time in the country of destination among the nationals, serving at the restaurant the same food known at home. And who shakes his head wondering how that little paradise could be transformed so that it looks like it’s home.
Reykjavik – Hallgrimskirkja: In Reykjavik, Iceland the Hallgrimskirkja Church is the city’s main landmark. The Lutheran church is a 244-tall tower in a minimalist style in a combination of Expressionist and Gothic Revival design jutting straight up to the sky. Rome – Trevi Fountain: Considered the most beautiful fountain in all of Rome, Italy, Trevi Fountain features an elaborate stone sculpture of the papal coat of arms. It is said that visitors who toss a coin in the fountain will return to Rome one day.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most iconic structures in the world and it is famous for the fact that mistakes by the architects and engineers who created the tower caused its infamous lean. Almost everyone who visits Pisa in Italy wants to have their photograph taken in front of the wonky building. The tower was constructed throughout the 12th century and is the bell tower of Pisa Cathedral. The reason for the lean is that the ground on which it is built is soft and there were inadequate foundations for the structure. Over the decades, the lean increased. In the late 2oth century, engineers took steps to stabilize the structure. The tower has seven bells and stands at over 183 feet tall.
Expats in Europe advice of the day : As in, like, don’t feel obligated to jump into a weird sex party just because you’re lonely and nobody back home will answer your Skype calls. (Unless you’re already into weird sex parties.) The day-in, day-out challenges of living in a different country, dealing with different cultural norms, and speaking a difficult language will wear you down. So, be prepared. But there’s a big difference between being willing to try a new experience and being the one American dude who’s waaaaay too into Japanese drumming. Don’t lose yourself in the name of integrating, but be open to the differences a host culture can offer. Read extra info at We Be Trippin Europe.
Stay open-minded. Not everything will be the same as inside your home country, more than likely they will be very different. However, that is all part of the experience of living in a new place. While you may not love every difference, keep in mind that you more than likely don’t love everything about your home country either- and that’s ok.