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It is finally September! I heard over the news on televison last week that the first day of September is the beginning of the meteorological autumn in Northern hemisphere. Since I am currently located in this part of planet Earth, I have to accept the fact that autumn is finally here. If you are located in the Southern hemisphere, your meteorological spring also begins last 1st of September.

Back to the main topic.It was a long trip with the bus from Germany to Besancon, a city in Franche-Comté of France. It was actually a short sightseeing in this city before we proceeded to our first overnight in Lyon.

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Entrance Gate to the Citadel in Besancon.

“The Citadel, built by the famous architect Vauban in the 17th century is the major attraction in this town, comprising both a museum and a zoo-where lions, baboons and fish you can touch all provide a fantastic experience for the young and old alike. There is the opportunity to see impressive views of the countryside and the town on a walk around its fortifications. “

Since 2008, Besançon’s Vauban citadel has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Hello 2013!  Happy New Year to everyone! I am gladly welcoming   another year  in my life.  I believed this year will be  another year full of adventures and challenges. .. A year to travel and to experience  more  places in this world. ..A year where I am hoping and praying to be a year of another success. Coupled with hard work and determination, I believed it will be!

There are a lot of destinations to visit  in this beautiful world. One life is not enough to  see everything. I am glad that I  experienced some especially in Europe. I still have a  lot of places that I included in my wishlist. I would love to share about it in my  next post.

I am also thankful for all the  opportunities to  travel in 2012.  It was a year full of challenges. I did able to visit a lot of cities and countries especially in Europe. I can’t thank God enough for  everything he Had  given me during the past year.

Here is an inventory of the places I visited in Europe last 2012.

  1. Germany- Weissenburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg,  Munich, Weimar, Erfurt, Jena, Wuerzburg, Hamburg, Kiel, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bodensee, Insel Mainau and many more..Still trying to remember the others.
  2. Spain-  Madrid,  Barcelona, Segovia, Avila, Alcazar de Henares,  Guadalajara, El Escorial, Callela, Montserrat
  3. France- Strasbourg,  Riquewihr
  4. Switzerland- Zurich  and Basel
  5. Hungary- Budapest
  6. Austria- Salzburg
  7. Italy- Vicenza
  8. Lithuania- Vilnius, Klaipeda,  Kaunas,  Siaulai
  9. Latvia- Riga
  10. Czech Republic- Karlovy Vary

I also visited United States of America and was in California, Oregon, Arizona and Nevada. My dream of coming  to Canada  was finally granted. I was in Vancouver.

I want to share some of the travel snapshots I took during  those trips. Here they are;

SAM_1893Bodensee or Lake Constance in Germany last August 2012.

View of San Francisco, California. © www.europetravelpad.com

View of San Francisco, California-USA vacation last Aug.-Sept. 2012.
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Riquewihr, France-during our Christmas market trip last November 2012. © www.europetravelpad.com

Riquewihr, France-during our Christmas market trip last November 2012. © www.europetravelpad.com

El Escorial, Spain - visit last  March 2012.© www.europetravelpad.com

El Escorial, Spain – visit last March 2012.
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Las Vegas, Nevada© www.europetravelpad.com

Las Vegas, Nevada- USA vacation last Aug-Sept. 2012
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Traveling has always been her passion. Ruby wants to share her travels, adventures and personal experiences in Europe and maybe from around the world. The reason why Europe Travel Pad was created. Discover Europe virtually through this blog and travel with her as the journey goes on.

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