The world is full of places that change you as you travel, places that you remember for different things or that move you, but certain places change how you see the world entirely, how you look at things in your own life or those around you. Certain places in the world make you see things in an entirely new light and those are the places that though are often harder to travel to, will change you in more ways than one. I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing lots of places like this, but these five in particular are places that once you visit, you’ll certainly look at things differently afterwards.
Rome is a place that changed me, and while our trip there wasn’t one of our best, the city itself had an effect on me and it’s a place that will truly change how you look at the history of our world. No where else in Europe is the history (the far history at least) so connected to the modern world than in Rome. We grow up in school learning all about the Romans, their victories and their defeats, their reach and their fall, but standing among their ruins, walking the halls of the colosseum where so many went to their death, where emperors and commoners alike watched, it’s truly overwhelming to stand there and remember that. Rome will change how you look at our history and how you feel about all that’s transpired for us to be standing here today.