I did not come to Antwerp to buy a diamond. Husband Bob and I came to visit the city and my Irish friend Isabel who lives there with her Dutch husband, Carlo. She was our guide extraordinaire. “We like Antwerp,” she said. “It has culture. There’s always a holiday atmosphere. The Belgians enjoy food and drink.”
Burgers’ Zoo near Arnhem, the Netherlands, is the place. It is the first zoo in Europe to place animals from Antarctica to Africa in relatively natural surroundings — never behind bars and sometimes close enough to touch.
By trodding fantastic paths that wind through pastures and forests dotted with surreal rock formations, one can see why the Mullerthal Trail in Luxembourg’s Mullerthal region was recently recognized as one of the best trails in Europe.
Ghost towns dot the landscape all across the southwestern United States, once-thriving cultural hubs abandoned and left in shambles. Many are still fairly well-preserved, though, and offer visitors a chance to see a piece of history even if it is in pieces.
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