Моя поездка в Европу / My European journey
I like travelling very much. Travelling gives us a good chance to meet with foreign countries, dip into their cultures, visit many great and famous places and make the acquaintance with interesting people.
In my childhood I travelled a lot around Russia. I visited many cities and towns like Chelyabinsk, Novosibirsk, and Yekaterinburg. I also travelled to the Black Sea coast and it was absolutely brilliant!
Although there are so many wonderful places in my country I always wanted to travel abroad. I was really eager to have a look at famous European metropolises but it was unreal for me. It was unreal until the moment I found an advertisement about a reasonably priced tour round Europe and…
It was wonderful time full of bright impressions! This trip lasted for two weeks in spring. In the beginning I travelled to Moscow by train with a small group of young people and a guide from Tomsk. By the way it was the first time I had been there. Then I travelled to Brest by train too.
Our group arrived at Brest at about 5 or 6 a.m. and we changed train on a big comfortable coach. That was the start of our first day in Europe. After we went to check up by customs officials and we were to go right to Warsaw. About three hours later we were in the center of the capital of Poland. The point of interest here, of course, was the historical center with its medieval buildings and streets. The weather was great, the sun was shinning like in summer and the air was fresh. There was no slush and puddles anywhere. Almost everyone understood Russian that is why we felt comfortable but we were absolutely exhausted after our long journey and we dreamed about a bathroom. After sightseeing our dream came true because we arrived in a local hotel near the German border to overnight.
Every night we stayed in different hotels in different countries. They were comfortable, clean and very cosy. We usually reached our hotels at about midnight and left them approximately at nine a.m.
After visiting Poland we went to Germany. We were in Dresden where we saw pictures by many famous European artists and greatest Raphael’s masterpiece «Madonna». We also visited Cologne and Berlin. We had fun in a cool centre of adventures which is called «Fantasy».
At last from Germany we came to Paris. Three days in this miraculous city became the most wonderful time of our journey! I visited the Louver, the greatest museum of the world, and I still can not believe I saw «Mona Lisa» with my own eyes! As every tourist who comes to Paris we had a unforgettable excursion to the Eiffel Tower.From the top of the symbol of France you can see the entire city and it makes you feel as if you are flying! All in all, the atmosphere of Paris is very romantic. Elegant architecture, narrow streets and the dreamy Seine give Paris its unique charm…
It was a bit sad to come back…But my group and I were really happy because we were coming back home not only with trunks full of souvenirs. We were coming back with hearts full of joy and bright impressions.