Another Summer in Europe - from Venice to Paris

a trip by Matt Hassam
From: May 8th 2009
Until: July 20th 2009

Having enjoyed the time of my life on my first backpacking trip through western Europe during the summer of 2008, but having missed out on seeing some of the countries that I had originally hoped to - as well as having failed to find work in Norway at the end of my travels - there was really never any question in my mind as to whether or not I would make it back to Europe the following summer.

And with my 30th birthday falling only three weeks before the start of summer in 2009, I had all the reason I needed to load up the backpack and head on back to Europe (only seven months after I had left) to first spend a week celebrating with three of my dearest friends; before getting down to the real business of finishing the journey that I had started the year before.
Trip Length: 10 weeks
Blog Entries: 10
Photos: 322
Words: 23775

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
May 16th 2009 A Birthday in Bern and Madness in Munich Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich
May 23rd 2009 A Thousand Winding Waterways (and a timeless Tuscan treasure) Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice
June 1st 2009 Caserta, Capri and a Volcano called Vesuvius Europe » Italy » Campania » Naples
June 6th 2009 Ruins, Parades & Gelato - five days in the Eternal City Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome
June 13th 2009 Seven beaches in seven days - A week on the Mediterranean coast Europe » Italy » Liguria » Riomaggiore
June 22nd 2009 Twelve months on, but still none the wiser Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » Madrid
June 28th 2009 An Andalucian Adventure Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Seville
July 5th 2009 Under Sunny Skies - Parties & Pastries in Portugal Europe » Portugal » Lisboa
July 10th 2009 From Basque beaches to the Loire Valley Europe » France » Aquitaine » Biarritz
July 20th 2009 Fireworks & Thunderstorms - a week to remember in the City of Lights Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris
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