Europe 2008

a trip by Dyer
From: July 6th 2008
Until: January 8th 2009

25 countries in 185 days ... what a ride.

From the wet and rugged summer in the UK and Ireland to the beautiful sandy beaches along the Mediterranean, there was never a dull moment. We experienced everything from the most renowned cities in the world to tiny villages and landscapes virtually untouched by tourism and it's hard to say which we enjoyed more.

Along the way we travelled by train, bus, plane, foot, thumb, taxi & bicycle. We pride ourselves on the fact that we had no plans whatsoever other than our first few nights in Dublin after we landed. There were times we planned on staying at a place for 2 days and ended up staying a week. This flexibility allowed us to explore unexpectedly fantastic places such as Bude (England) Bled (Slovenia) & Tirana (Albania).

Few people get a chance to do an epic trip like this so we never took the opportunity for granted. We have learned so much from the people we met along the way and now have a lifetime of memories of the 6 months we spent tramping around Europe.
Trip Length: 6 months
Blog Entries: 54
Photos: 342
Words: 22003

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
July 7th 2008 And We're Off! North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver » YVR
July 8th 2008 One very long day ... Europe » Ireland » County Dublin » Dublin
July 10th 2008 Pictures from Vancouver & Dublin Europe » Ireland » County Dublin » Dublin
July 15th 2008 What a ride! Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork
July 19th 2008 Last Day In Ireland Europe » Ireland » County Dublin » Dublin
July 22nd 2008 To the Isle! Europe » Isle of Man » Douglas
July 27th 2008 London & Oxford Europe » United Kingdom » England » Oxfordshire » Oxford
July 31st 2008 Bournemouth Europe » United Kingdom » England » Dorset » Bournemouth
August 6th 2008 Cornwall Adventure! Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Bude
August 12th 2008 Bath Spa Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath
August 15th 2008 Country #4 Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Lanarkshire » Glasgow
August 24th 2008 Our Vacation from our vacation! Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Aberdeenshire » Aberdeen
August 26th 2008 A long way down... Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Aberdeenshire » Aberdeen
August 27th 2008 Photos from the last few weeks. Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Orkney Islands » Mainland Island
September 1st 2008 Heading South Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness
September 5th 2008 Here comes the sun... Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Almería
September 8th 2008 Valencia and Cabo de Gata Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia
September 12th 2008 Barcelona & Andorra Europe » Andorra » La Vella
September 15th 2008 Parlez-vous Français? Europe » France » Aquitaine » Bordeaux
September 15th 2008 Pictures from the last couple of weeks... Europe » France » Aquitaine » Bordeaux
September 17th 2008 The Kindness of Strangers Europe » France » Aquitaine » Périgueux
September 20th 2008 Bordeaux and Marseille Europe » France » Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur » Marseille
September 24th 2008 Monaco Europe » Monaco » Monte Carlo
September 25th 2008 Nice Europe » France » Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur » Nice
October 1st 2008 Paris Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris
October 3rd 2008 Oktoberfest! Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich
October 8th 2008 Czech Republic Europe » Czech Republic » Prague
October 11th 2008 Slovakia Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava
October 15th 2008 Budapest Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest » Buda
October 19th 2008 Austria Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Innsbruck
October 22nd 2008 Switzerland Europe » Switzerland » North-West » Berne
October 23rd 2008 Milan Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan
October 26th 2008 Rome #1 Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome
October 30th 2008 Amalfi Coast Europe » Italy » Campania » Sorrento
November 4th 2008 Florence Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence
November 6th 2008 Becoming a Canadian Europe » Vatican City » Vatican City
November 8th 2008 Venice Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice
November 13th 2008 Bled, Slovenia Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Bled
November 16th 2008 Ljubljana, Slovenia Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana
November 18th 2008 Zagreb, Croatia Europe » Croatia » Central Croatia » Zagreb
November 20th 2008 Zadar, Croatia Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Zadar
November 24th 2008 Make like a banana and Split! Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Split
November 25th 2008 Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina Europe » Bosnia & Herzegovina » South » Mostar
November 27th 2008 Castles and the Sea Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik
November 30th 2008 Montenegro Europe » Montenegro » Kotor » Kotor
December 5th 2008 Albania Europe » Albania » West » Tirana
December 10th 2008 Macedonia Europe » Macedonia » Skopje
December 12th 2008 Freezing our butts off! Europe » Bulgaria » Sofia City » Sofia
December 19th 2008 Istanbul Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul
December 24th 2008 The Aegean Islands Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini
December 26th 2008 Christmas Backpacker Style Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens
December 30th 2008 Living the High Life! Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens
January 6th 2009 The Greek Villa Europe » Greece » Attica » Marathon
January 8th 2009 One adventure comes to an end and another begins! Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens
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