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Loona Wynd

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So when I eventually do finish my college career, I plan on going on a little trip, and I was wondering where some good European places to visit are? Stonehenge is on the list.. but I'm looking for others.

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This may sound a little odd but Holland has some of the most beautiful graveyards I've ever seen.

 

Also, Ireland is really, really beautiful. Make sure you stay on the countryside, and take a walk in the early evening. It's really magical up there, especially in late Spring/early Summer.

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I'm biased...but Scotland has some wonderful scenery. Germany too...the North Rhine Westphalia region has some lovely places to go and also further south is nice. I lived just outside Seigen for a couple of years and I loved it.

The West Country in England is lovely and Ireland has lots to see as well.

 

Theres lots of places I would like to see still....I have'nt seen a lot of Holland yet and I would love to go to Finland

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Ooooh. Scotland (especially the highlands and islands), Iceland, Norway and Denmark are places I'd go. :pumpkin:

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I'll keep all those places in mind. I'm probably going to do Ireland as an anniversary trip with my fiance when we are handfasted. He has some Scotch/Irish Blood as well as French Canadian Blood. Plus I've heard it's a real beautiful site.

 

It seems to me that Europe tends to keep it's historic places a lot more upkept than in the US. I mean during my first trip to France, we went to some cities that had buildings in use from the middle ages! I saw simaler things in England. Maybe it's due to the fact that Europeans seem to have a deeper respect for their history than many Americans.

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I mean during my first trip to France, we went to some cities that had buildings in use from the middle ages! I saw simaler things in England. Maybe it's due to the fact that Europeans seem to have a deeper respect for their history than many Americans.

 

Or it could be the fact that in the middle ages, America was a Native American country and they didn't have a whole lot of stone buildings that could survive the centuries.

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If you're going to Ireland, make sure you visit Tara and Newgrange, the Boyne Valley area, and do try to make it to Maes Howe, Skara Brae and the Tomb of the Eagles in the Orkney Isles. Do try to fit in a visit to the http://www.glencoemuseum.co.uk/ - lots of interesting things to learn there. :pumpkin: Its probably a good ideas to check out The Modern Antiquarian and The Megalithic Portal for some ideas, too. Think about visiting some of the holy wells scattered throughout the British Isles, as well as the megaliths.

 

Then, there's The Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Tintagel (home of Arthur), Glastonbury (although now commercialised), and several other sites of interest, which can be monitored through CASPN.

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Or it could be the fact that in the middle ages, America was a Native American country and they didn't have a whole lot of stone buildings that could survive the centuries.

I don't forget that possibility at all. I was just stating it seems that in general Europeans tend to take their historical sites more seriously then us. I mean how many Native American sacred sites do we have? When in Europe they have places like Stonehenge and the like. I'm not stating that all historical sites are spiritual (most aren't) I'm just stating that as an example.

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I REALLY want to go to Italy... I've always been drawn there. I also want to visit France, as that is where my mother's family is from. :D

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I REALLY want to go to Italy... I've always been drawn there. I also want to visit France, as that is where my mother's family is from. :D

France is beautiful! I've been there twice. I really want to go back to the Alps again in the spring/summer and see everything in bloom. While it's amazing in the winter, I'd love to see all the life in the spring/summer. Granted I'd have to practice my French again XD I haven't spoken it in a very long time....

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other good places in the UK would be Waylands Smithy( ask Tana for details, she knows it better than anyone) and the Peak District which is mostly in Debyshire has masses of pre-historic sites! If you go to Stonehenge be sure to visit Avesbury as well!

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I can show you round some of the Southern sites, Stonehenge, Wood Henge, Avebury, Wayland Smithy (well recommended by Marshy), Silbury Hill etc. Also some fabulous hill forts. Let me know when you are coming over!

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I'm already planning a trip to England, Ireland, Scotland in about 2 yrs.

On the east coast of the US there are some areas that have strange stone arraingments like Stonehedge. You could always research the east coast and see what comes up. Yeah, Us natives didn't do stone buildings, but the Hopi have some caves that are fantastic. :cheers:

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I'm already planning a trip to England, Ireland, Scotland in about 2 yrs.

 

On the east coast of the US there are some areas that have strange stone arraingments like Stonehedge. You could always research the east coast and see what comes up. Yeah, Us natives didn't do stone buildings, but the Hopi have some caves that are fantastic. :cheers:

I know that in the area by the Grand Canyon has a lot of Native American sites that are special to them. I plan on going there too some day.

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New zealand feels so new to me , there doesnt seem to be any place that has that 'ancient-ness' about it so I crave anywhere that helps me feel my ancestors in this realm

 

I have always felt drawn to scotland and I know that one day I will go there

 

Loona , I envy your travels and may they be safe and enjoyable ones !

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Three places I really want to visit and believe are worth looking into are

 

Finland, for the nordic traditions and history, some of their buildings and museums are amazing and so it the country side.

 

Ireland for the celtic traditions and Fae plus this is where my fathers famly comes from ( we only found out yesterday that our family use to own Dunluce castle in County Antrim in Northern Ireland, (clan MacDonnell) the castle is built on a cliff and right below the cliff is "mermaid cave" )

 

And, of course germany for the germanic heritage of my partner ( plus the history and castles there are pretty spectacular...oh and of course octoberfest ;) )

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Loona , I envy your travels and may they be safe and enjoyable ones !

I consider myself to be very lucky. I've worked hard in my life and managed to go on some trips. This next one I'm thinking about is a long ways away, but I don't mind. It's just nice to get ideas.
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Three places I really want to visit and believe are worth looking into are

 

Finland, for the nordic traditions and history, some of their buildings and museums are amazing and so it the country side.

 

Ireland for the celtic traditions and Fae plus this is where my fathers famly comes from ( we only found out yesterday that our family use to own Dunluce castle in County Antrim in Northern Ireland, (clan MacDonnell) the castle is built on a cliff and right below the cliff is "mermaid cave" )

 

And, of course germany for the germanic heritage of my partner ( plus the history and castles there are pretty spectacular...oh and of course octoberfest ;) )

Thats one thing I plan on doing when I finally meet my biological parents. I want to learn and know about my heritage. I was raised Franco American, and I treasure that, I just feel I should try to connect to my specific ancestors.
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