In the 4th country at the age of 23!
From the moment I landed I saw a different picture of Europe. More people for starters. More filth, dirt, cracked streets, cars passing red signal without another thought. Compare it to Brussels where as in many other countries, on zebra crossings without a signal, the cars have to stop for pedestrians! The two faces of Rome were intriguing. The Caesarian Face and the Catholic Face. The interesting thing being the Roman who pursued Christ and Christians and who crucified the Lord, had in later part of history, seen the city connected to their name inhabiting the power center of Catholic Christian world - The Vatican. I loved viewing the Caesarian Collossium and the Catholic St. Peter's Basilica. One impressive by it's age and the other it's visual magnificence, the talent of Michaelangelo et al. Will never forget the tiring climb to the Cupola (dome) of St. Peter's Basilica - round and round the dome through a stairway narrow enough to just let one person go through. From up there whole of Vatican can be seen - the smallest state in the world.