I write this from the comfort of my own home early on the morning after returning (jet lag, y’know?).
This was, all in all, a trip I greatly enjoyed. Perhaps at some point I’ll pull together some thoughts and some favorite photos and places. For now, I just wanted to close out the daily blogs with an appreciation to everyone who played a part in this grand journey – family, friends, and especially those who helped along the way when things got a little crazy.
I now know most of Europe and have a strong sense for those places where I wish to spend more time. Looking forward to the next adventure!
Just for fun (and because I’m a hopeless map geek), here’s the overall trip:
By the numbers:
- 47 days
- countries visited: 18 (10 of them new to me)
- total distance traveled: 36,754 km / 22,838 mi
- planes: 10
- trains: 2
- automobiles: 9
- ferries: 3