Heading South For Winter

a trip by Brennan Purtzer
From: November 13th 2009
Until: January 20th 2010

On my first trip in Europe, I came through the Eastern US, flew through Iceland, and arrived in London. There I bought a Vespa, and set out across France and Italy, to meet my distant family at the bottom of Italy, in Calabria.
Trip Length: 10 weeks
Blog Entries: 32
Photos: 500
Words: 42710

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
November 13th 2009 Sac North America » United States » California
November 19th 2009 Denver-Chicago-DC-New York North America » United States
November 25th 2009 A day in Iceland Europe » Iceland » Southwest » Reykjavík
November 26th 2009 Aussie bars and danger in London Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Acton
November 27th 2009 Part 6: Hijinks in Northern France Europe » France » Nord-Pas de Calais » Calais
November 28th 2009 Part 7: Banged up in beautiful Amiens Europe » France » Picardy » Amiens
November 30th 2009 Part 8: Never pick a fight with a street toilet in Paris Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris
December 1st 2009 Part 9: Near disaster and Nogent-le-Rotrou Europe » France » Centre » Chartres
December 2nd 2009 Part 10: Saving my skin and arriving in Bonnetable Europe » France » Centre » Nogent-le-Rotrou
December 4th 2009 Part 11: The blissful town of Bonnetable and my little village of Ige Europe » France » Pays-de-la-Loire » Bonnétable
December 5th 2009 Part 12: Strange dreams, interpretive dance and making out on park benches in Angers Europe » France » Pays-de-la-Loire » Angers
December 8th 2009 Part 13: One generous old lady and one thousand years of Romance in La Chaize Europe » France » Pays-de-la-Loire » La Roche-sur-Yon
December 10th 2009 Part 14: Irish Catholics and Creepy Mannequins in Poitiers Europe » France » Poitou-Charentes » Poitiers
December 11th 2009 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone Europe » Monaco » Monte Carlo
December 13th 2009 Part 15: Quebec, Buddhism and Butternut Squash in a Limousine Europe » France » Limousin » Limoges
December 18th 2009 Part 16: Painting with goose livers and jazz singers in Montlucon Europe » France » Auvergne » Montlucon
December 18th 2009 Part 17: Broken bicycles and irrepressible happiness in Lyon Europe » France » Rhône-Alpes » Lyon
December 23rd 2009 Part 18: Monaco, Marseille, and the life and crimes of some greasy waiter in Nice Europe » Monaco
December 26th 2009 Part 19: Smells like Christmas Spirit in Torino Europe » Italy » Piedmont » Turin
December 28th 2009 Part 20: Dragons, donkeys and finally a little sun in Genoa Europe » Italy » Liguria » Genoa
December 29th 2009 Part 21: Giant worms and lots of rain in the walled city of Lucca Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Lucca
December 29th 2009 Recollection of Love Europe » France
December 31st 2009 Part 22: Tantric fascism; Pissing romantic on New Years’ Eve in Florence Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence
January 1st 2010 Part 23: Mobile homes and Moonwalking through Siena’s Piazza del Campo Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Siena
January 5th 2010 Part 24: Locked up in Rome with fuzzy handcuffs and slugs Europe » Vatican City » Vatican City
January 8th 2010 25: Recreational robbery, death tourism and the life of Pulcinella in Naples Europe » Italy » Campania » Naples
January 9th 2010 Brother North America » United States » California » Temecula
January 10th 2010 26: The robots of Lauria; hailstorms and reflections from the Freezer Europe » Italy » Basilicata » Lauria
January 12th 2010 Part 27: Holy teats, lap dances, and the circumcision of Christ near Spezzano Albanese Europe » Italy » Calabria » Spezzano Albanese
January 14th 2010 Part 28: Eating an entire boar with Kurdish refugees in Badolato Europe » Italy » Calabria » Badolato
January 15th 2010 Part 29: Adopted by my distant family in the village of Sant 'Agata del Bianco Europe » Italy » Calabria » Sant 'Agata del Bianco
January 16th 2010 Part 30: Messing with SWAT teams, Soccer hooligans and picking up singing Italian cowboys at service stations in Reggio Calabria Europe » Italy » Calabria » Reggio Calabria
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