Trip Roundup 101

6 months later and I’ve just now had a chance to look at my Eurail pass and itinerary and thought it would be kind of interesting to see how many places I actually saw and how I got there. I was a busy, busy girl!

COUNTRIES visted : 21

England, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Greece, Iceland.


CITIES visited : 66

London, Slough, Paris, Rouen, Caen, Dinan, San Sebastian, Madrid, Lisbon, Lagos, Seville, Malaga, Granada, Barcelona, Montpellier, Carcassonne, Lyon, Lucerne, Hospental, Milan, Verona, Venice, Trieste, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Split, Naples, Pompeii, Rome, Florence, Siena, Pisa, Monterosso, Munich, Salzburg, Dachau, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Bruges, Amsterdam, Bomlitz, Arhus, Hirtshals, Sandefjord, Bergen, Karlstad, Stockholm, Oland (island) Copenhagen, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Kutna Hora, Vienna, Budapest, Bucharest, Istanbul, Goreme, Selcuk, Athens, Mykonos (island), Paros (island), Naxos (island), Santorini (island), Crete (island), London, Reykjavik.

English Channel, Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Adriatic Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Ligurian Sea, The North Sea, The Baltic Sea, The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea, The Sea of Crete, The Libyan Sea, The North Atlantic. 


TRAIN TRIPS taken : 82
Now that’s a lot of train travel in 4 months of Eurail pass.
PLANE TRIPS taken : 8
Vancouver to London
Bucharest to Istanbul
Istanbul to Kayseri
Izmir to Istanbul
Istanbul to Athens
Athens to London
London to Reykjavik
Reykjavik to Vancouver via Toronto

UMBRELLA’S lost : 1
On my second to last day in Reykjavik. I left it in the church. It was almost lost once before in Dachau in Germany during a torrential rainstorm but Paul was able to retrieve it. Thanks sweetie!
JACKET’S *almost* LOST : twice
Once on the train in France, and once in the hostel in London on my very last day before I went to Iceland where I would actually NEED a jacket for the forst time in a month and a half.
LAPTOPS *almost* LOST : once
I left it on the mini bus after our 3 day trip to Mount Nemrut. Ishmail (our driver) was my hero and brought it back to the hotel for me.
MARRIAGE PROPOSAL’S : too many to count 
They all occurred in Italy and Turkey of course, and were said mostly in jest. Yeah, I’m sure they were joking… Plus the only one that counted from my sweetie In Heidelberg.
I think that’s a pretty good record considering I was gone for 6 months. I never had a truly scary moment where I thought I was in real trouble. No one stole from me, I never got conned,I never got in trouble with authority (well, other than the a-hole metro police in Budapest.) You hear all of the horror stories from people, but the truth is, Europe is just like home. Be careful, watch your stuff and be careful who you go places with.
I miss traveling. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so happy to be home but there’s just something about getting out to see the world that opens up your own small world at home.
A photo of a woman near the zoo in Vienna, Austria.
See how happy I look?



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2 Responses to Trip Roundup 101

  1. Laurie May 17, 2012 at 2:48 am #

    Glad to see you are blogging again Andrea – enjoyed traveling with you to Europe and was curious on how your life is going back in Vancouver. Keep blogging!!!

    • My name is Andrea May 27, 2012 at 7:11 am #

      Thanks Laurie! I’m loving being back home but forever fantasizing about where to go next!

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