There was so much more to our TOP Tour than the few posts I’ve written. Here are a few highlights from some of the other events of the two-week program.
Würzburg and Geisa
Würzburg was a favorite for many of us. We spent three days in this university town along the River Main. The town is known for its production of white wines. In Geisa, in the former East Germany, we stayed in a castle for two nights, visited a bakery that was founded in 1553, and heard about life along the East/West German border.
Point Alpha, just outside of Geisa, was the westernmost point of the Iron Curtin during the Cold War. It was heavily guarded by US troops at the time and is now a place to learn about the Cold War and life along the border.
More from Berlin
I took advantage of being in Europe to extend my trip by five days to visit Prague. It’s as beautiful as everyone says it is. It turned out to be a great meeting place, also. My son, Ricardo, flew in to meet me there at the start of his European travels. I met up with a fellow teacher from my TOP Tour, Jenny, who was traveling with her husband. And a fellow volunteer from the Dolphin School of English in Cambodia last year, Carole, drove up from Switzerland for a visit.