Malta, Maltese Islands

Malta is the largest of the 3 archipelago Maltese islands in the Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast.  Malta has a rich history that dates back over 6000 years.  There are two main languages spoken. English and Maltese.  Mostly everyone speaks English, so it’s easy to get around.  The main cities are quite…

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ypres was pretty much destroyed during World War 1.  The history, before, during and after the war is truly fascinating and definitely worth researching before you go. Outside of the town we found the Hooge Crater Museum.  The museum was interactive and explained what happened in Ypres and the surrounding areas during World War 1. …

Verdun, France

There’s nothing like driving through and touring the Champagne region on your way to visit Verdun, a major battle site from World War 1. In 1916, the battle of Verdun lasted 9 months and claimed over 300,000 lives, with another 300,000 wounded.  There are many worthy battlefields and museums to visit in Verdun, as well…