European Union Bucket List

I created a goal when I first moved to Europe to see all 28  countries part of the European Union. With each country I decided to add some photos that showcase some of the cities I had visited, food I’ve enjoyed and such. Have you been to any of these countries? I would love to hear your stories about your experiences.

Austria

Vienna wiener schnitzel. Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg.Mountains near Germany border. Hallein Salt Mines. Opera House, Vienna. Eggenberg Palace, Graz. Memorial statue of Jhannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart outside the  Burggarten

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Belgium

enjoying the famous Delirium beer at the Delirium in Brussels, Belgium// the fairytale town of Bruges, Belgium

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Bulgaria

National Opera/Theatre House. Independence Square. Flight takeoff. The great Alexander Nevsky Church in Sofia, Bulgaria. Changing of the guards outside the Presidency Building. 

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Croatia

City of Zadar. St. Marks Church, Zagreb. Local Market in Zagreb. Maslenica Bridge. Split. Swimming in Makarska. 

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Cyprus

Tomb of Kings, Aphrodite Rock, Salt Lake, Ayia Napa, Northern Cyprus (Nicosia) 

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Czech Republic

View from St. Charles Bridge; the famous pastry of Prague: Trdelnik

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Denmark

Little Mermaid Statue & Amalienborg Palace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Estonia

View from the top of St. Olaf’s Church. Kalev Chocolate. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. View of Tallinn from above. Streets of Tallinn. Town Hall and the Three Sisters. Tallinn. 

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Finland

Helsinki Cathedral. Traditional Finish pastry. Uspenski Cathedral. Reindeer meatballs. Local Market. 

France

Eiffel Tower eating a crepe. Cheese from Les Halles de Lyon food market. Arc de Triomphe: Paris. Eiffel Tower at night. Bridge over the Rhone: Lyon. Famous macaroons of France. 

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Germany

Berlin East Gallery, Neumarkt Christmas Market: Cologne. Beethovens House: Bonn. Traditional pretzels & sauerkraut & potatoes & apple strudel & beer, New Town Hall: Munich. Currywurst, Berlin. 

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Greece

White: Santorini,Hephaestus temple: Athens, local beer: Fix and tzatziki sauce. 

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Hungary

traditional Hungarian goulash, looking down on the Széchenyi Chain Bridge with St. Stephens in the background, random Hungarian hot dogs & local beer, Parliament Building: Budapest 

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Italy

The Bronze Pig of Florence. Gelato in Siena. Colosseum, Rome.Pasta. Pizza making class in Tuscany. Vatican City from St. Peter’s Basilica. Gelato and pizza in Venice.

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Latvia

Riga Black Cat, Treats inside the Central Market. Homemade dinner.Riga Russian Orthodox Church. Black Balsam. 

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Lithuania

Sunset on Gediminas Tower. Church of St. Paraskevi. Tradition potato dumplings. 

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Luxembourg

Random art building for teens to express themselves, Christmas Market with wieners and mulled wine. Luxembourg Church. Krista & Katy. Retirement Home. Cooking some wieners. 

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Malta

Beache of Malta and a view from the top of Mosta Dome

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Netherlands

The Cheese Museum & Classic picture of the canals that run through Amsterdam. Bitterballs. Heineken Experience and Beers. The classic I AM AMSTERDAM sign. 

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Poland

Polish Dogs & Beer. City Center of Krakow. Famous Krakow shots. Drunk Pizza. Krakow Park. 

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Portugal

Streets of Porto. São Jorge Castle, Lisbon. Traditional Francesinha. 

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Romania

Bus station: Brasov. Parliament Building, Bucharest. National Opera House, Bucharest. King Carol in Revolution Square, Bucharest. Graffiti of Dracula. 

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Slovakia

Grassalkovich Palace, Traditional Slovakian food, Me in Bratislava, Slovakia

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Slovenia

Lake Bled. Dragon Bridge, Ljubljana. Church of the Annunciation, Ljubljana. Metelkova City, Ljubljana. Kozjak waterfalls, near Lake Bled. Zvezda, cake of Slovenia. Enjoying a local beer in Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj. 

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Spain

since this was home it was more about the people I met than the place I went

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Sweden

Ice Bar Hotel, Stockholm

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United Kingdom

Cliffs of Mohr, Ireland. Big Ben, London. Stonehenge, UK. Haggis a Scottish traditional dish. High Tea in London. Bangers and Mash and Irish Beers. Guinness Museum. 

18 Replies to “European Union Bucket List”

  1. Amazing!! you’ve certainly been loads of places. I’m going to Slovenia and Portugal soon, your pictures look great 🙂

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  2. Oh my…how long did it take to visit all those countries? The list is just incredible! Oh and happy to see Portugal and England on the list too 🙂

    Telma @ Blank Canvas Voyage

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    1. Thanks so much, i am pretty proud of myself for actually almost completing it! it took me about two years with living in Madrid! Portugal is soo beautiful, i wish i had more to explore the whole country! in fact for every country!

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  3. nice job visiting nearly all countries! how long did it take you?

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  4. wow that’s a lovely portfolio and report, I haven’t been to all these countries (and I’m from one of them – Croatia!), but only to 15 of them 😀

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      1. The city of Rijeka 🙂 Hope to create article about it soon, but it’s not the easiest thing to do 🙂

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      2. It’s so nice to know, thank you! Now I published an article about Zagreb, follow me for the next articles 🙂

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  5. I am headed to three of those this summer! Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia! So pumped. I haven’t seen much of Europe, only France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal and Turkey (but most of that was on a cruise and barely saw them). Great list!

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      1. So many I can’t even remember… let’s see… for Hungary just Budapest, In Slovenia staying in Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Kranjska Gora, and Piran. In Croatia staying in Rovinj, Pula, Dubrovnik, Omis (just outside of Split), Zadar and Cavtat (visiting Krka and Plitvice). In Montenegro staying in Podgorica, Kolasin, Perast, Kotor, and Sveti Stefan.

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  6. We’re doing this too! We’ve visited 18 EU capitals so far and are going to Athens and Vilnius in May 🙂 Which one was your favourite?

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    1. Ooooh it is so tough to chose :/ i honestly love them all! Spain has a special place in my heart because I live here. Italy because i LOVE pizzza! Which ones are you favorite??

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