15 countries….21 Cities.. Since my New Year’s resolution in January of 2014 was to visit a new country every month, I can happily say “Mission Accomplished”.. But where do those trips rate? This is difficult because every trip was awesome.. it just so happens that some places ranked higher on the awesomeness scale..
Athens from Acropolis
We started off the year going to Greece.. followed by Cyprus, Spain, the Czech Republic, Austria, Turkey, Sweden, Romania, Poland, Latvia / Estonia, Netherlands, Belgium and Italy… Unfortunately Croatia (at the end of the week) will miss this years cut..
This is where it gets difficult..
#1 – Stockholm, Sweden <— Past Posts from Stockholm
There are a couple reasons I chose Stockholm..
The photographic opportunities were amazing.. The city, itself, while being a walking friendly place, has an impressive public transportation system.
Stockholm is the definition of New Age technology meets Old World charm..
#2 Barcelona, Spain <– Past Posts from Barcelona
For me, the difference between Barcelona and Stockholm, as a tourist, is negligible. Good food..good people and a wonderful year-round climate, makes it a great city to visit.
#3 Riga, Latvia and Tallinn, Estonia < —- Past Posts from Riga and Tallinn
What a wonderful trip this was…Able to see two world class UNESCO site filled cities in one 5 day trip.. Needless to say, modern amenities and old world architecture make this an easy choice..
So there are the top 3 from last year…although technically it is 4…
Now the Not Best trip…
To be honest.. it was a good trip. Not one of the best, but a lot of that was my fault for planning a trip in the really really OFF season
Beautiful scenery..interesting city..but almost no people..and no people meant almost everything was closed for the season.. It was difficult to even find a place to eat.. I will return to Cyprus on another trip..during a different time.. who knows, maybe it will move up the list..
Photography as Art