99 Days in Europe - The Trials and Tribulations of a Wannabe Spanish Casanova

a trip by Vagabond Voyagers
From: July 15th 2006
Until: October 21st 2006

So why would a play-it-safe guy like me quit my job to bum around Europe for 99 days? It's cliched, but I need to find myself.

Somewhere, somehow, I've lost myself & my direction in life. After each trip to Europe I return having found a tiny piece of myself. This is my third trip there & by far the longest; hopefully, I can find the rest of me.

Of course, there are other reasons - travel has always been my biggest (perhaps only) passion in life. This is something I have dreamed of for many years; I need a break from life's daily grind.

Finally, there is Isabel, the impossibly cute Spanish girl I met in Toledo last year. For those that don't know the story - I'll discuss it later. But she definitely plays a part in this ...
Trip Length: 3 ½ months
Blog Entries: 98
Photos: 928
Words: 71132

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
July 15th 2006 Ay caramba! North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary
July 16th 2006 Change of plans North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary
July 17th 2006 Six hours of hell Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater Manchester » Manchester
July 17th 2006 Crawley isn't so Crappy Europe » United Kingdom » England » West Sussex » Crawley
July 18th 2006 The journey begins ..... Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
July 19th 2006 London - A beautiful Spanish girl wanted my ..... Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
July 20th 2006 A crazy man's crazy dream begins Europe » Spain
July 21st 2006 Lost in translation Europe » Spain
July 22nd 2006 Beaches, Tapas, and all that Jazz Europe » Spain
July 23rd 2006 The cure for a tortured soul is Tortured Soul Europe » Spain
July 24th 2006 A mix of Disney, baguette, fromage, and merde! Europe » France » Languedoc-Roussillon » Carcassonne
July 25th 2006 A French woman speaking Spanish - tres sexy! Europe » France » Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur » Arles
July 26th 2006 Nice is niiiiiiiice!!! Europe » France » Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur » Nice
July 27th 2006 Nice guys Finnish last Europe » France » Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur » Nice
July 28th 2006 At least he didn´t grab his crotch! Europe » France
July 29th 2006 Torino is Borino Europe » Italy
July 30th 2006 Because I´m Asian, single, or don´t wear pants? Europe » Italy » Liguria » Levanto
July 31st 2006 Just like us Asians, they all look the same Europe » Italy
August 1st 2006 Como-tose in Lake Como .... but in a good way! Europe » Italy
August 2nd 2006 Bellagio is bellissima Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Menaggio
August 3rd 2006 Give me back my money, you thieves!!! Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan
August 4th 2006 Venice .... .ahhhhhh Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice
August 5th 2006 All I wanted was to share a bed with 5 girls ..... Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice
August 6th 2006 She had the firmest breasts I've ever touched! Europe » Italy » Veneto » Verona
August 7th 2006 This is what living in an Ikea hell is like .... Europe » Italy » Trentino Alto Adige » Bolzano
August 8th 2006 At least the cheese didn't taste like Dinki Europe » Italy
August 9th 2006 The perfect place for a "gutefahrt" Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Innsbruck
August 10th 2006 Who knew that Mozart's balls tasted so sweet? Europe » Austria » Salzburg » Salzburg
August 11th 2006 I may steal breakfast foods, but I am not a thief! Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich
August 12th 2006 I'll never forget the night I spent in prison .... Europe » Czech Republic » Prague
August 13th 2006 What does Barbie have to do with Czech culture? Europe » Czech Republic » Prague
August 14th 2006 The sausage party finally ends!!! Europe » Czech Republic » Prague
August 15th 2006 Cesky Krumlov - a Horni kind of place Europe » Czech Republic » South Bohemian Region » Cesky Krumlov
August 16th 2006 I had just enough money left to go pee! Europe » Czech Republic » Prague
August 17th 2006 Sometimes the best drug is a little Placebo Europe » Poland » Lesser Poland » Kraków
August 18th 2006 Horrified, appalled, and speechless Europe » Poland » Lesser Poland » Auschwitz
August 19th 2006 How much fat can a man eat? Europe » Poland » Lesser Poland » Kraków
August 20th 2006 That a zloty in your pocket or R U happy to see me Europe » Poland » Lesser Poland » Kraków
August 21st 2006 The tastiest thighs I've ever nibbled on ... Europe » Hungary » Northern Hungary » Eger
August 22nd 2006 I need to get more people to cook for me .... Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest
August 23rd 2006 For the first time, I can't think of a dumb title! Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest
August 24th 2006 The nastiest soup I have ever seen .... Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest
August 25th 2006 Bratislava - more wiener-esque than Bratwurst Europe » Slovakia » Bratislava Region » Bratislava
August 26th 2006 I was born to be a Wiener Europe » Austria
August 27th 2006 A perfect day being a Wiener Europe » Austria
August 28th 2006 Today, I held a galaxy in the palm of my hand ... Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana
August 29th 2006 We really must stop meeting like this ... Europe » Slovenia
August 30th 2006 Changing my illiterate ways Europe » Croatia » Central Croatia » Zagreb
August 31st 2006 Am I hearing things, or is the sea speaking to me? Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Zadar
September 1st 2006 Resplendent in Transcendence Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Split
September 2nd 2006 What's that warm and gooey stuff on my neck?!!?! Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Split
September 3rd 2006 Halfway home and another year closer to death Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Korcula
September 4th 2006 Dubrovnik: Worth a second look! Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik
September 5th 2006 Naked, wrinkly, old German tourists - I'm blind!!! Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik
September 6th 2006 Today I did nothing, but experienced so much Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik
September 7th 2006 A masterpiece so beautiful it made me cry .... Europe » Italy » Apulia » Bari
September 8th 2006 Growing in more ways than one ... Europe » Italy
September 9th 2006 Napoli is Crapoli Europe » Italy
September 10th 2006 Embarrassment - outsmarted by a dog!!! Europe » Italy » Campania » Positano
September 11th 2006 It's just salami - get over it!!! Europe » Italy » Campania » Sorrento
September 12th 2006 Take my wallet and I'll slap you in the crotch!!! Europe » Italy » Campania » Capri
September 14th 2006 I've finally found my calling in life. Europe » Italy » Sicily » Taormina
September 15th 2006 Mandorla - more addictive than heroin Europe » Italy » Sicily » Siracusa
September 16th 2006 CFF - to me, it means "Creepy, Freaky Fool" Europe » Italy » Sicily » Siracusa
September 17th 2006 Aggravated in Agrigento Europe » Italy » Sicily » Agrigento
September 18th 2006 I spent the night with a cute little doll Europe » Italy » Sicily » Trapani
September 19th 2006 A traumatic experience made me a little emotional Europe » Italy » Sicily » Segesta
September 20th 2006 After tonight, I need to wash more underwear Europe » Italy
September 21st 2006 A nice surprise today! Europe » Italy
September 22nd 2006 A culinary delight - cannelloni with phlegm sauce! Europe » Italy » Sicily » Palermo
September 23rd 2006 A gelato flavor that wouldn't sell - veal spleen! Europe » Italy » Sardinia » Cagliari
September 24th 2006 I said goodbye to a dear friend today Europe » Italy » Sardinia » Oristano
September 25th 2006 On days like this, all you can do is laugh! Europe » Italy » Sardinia » Bosa
September 26th 2006 The highlight of the day was a dirty pillow Europe » Italy » Sardinia » Alghero
September 27th 2006 What if her name was Isabella???!?!?! Europe » Italy
September 28th 2006 I'd sell my soul to the devil for a good pizza Europe » Italy
September 29th 2006 Shame! I killed a living, sentient being today. Europe » Italy » Sardinia » Olbia
September 30th 2006 Extremes of Rome: St. Peter's and transvestites Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome
October 1st 2006 A day without gelato is like a day without air Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome
October 2nd 2006 Not quite as breath-taking as Toledo's masterpiece Europe » Italy
October 3rd 2006 What's Mr. Bean doing in a choir?!!??!? Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome
October 4th 2006 A bad combination - cheap wine and limoncello Europe » Italy » Umbria » Orvieto
October 5th 2006 Every Rose Has its Thorn Europe » Italy » Umbria » Assisi
October 6th 2006 Please don't eat me!!!! Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence
October 7th 2006 I had the perfect gelato - my life is now complete Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence
October 8th 2006 Racism reared its ugly head today Europe » Italy
October 9th 2006 For the 2nd time, I can't think of a dumb title! Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Siena
October 10th 2006 What? No grapes or scantily-clad Spanish women? Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence
October 11th 2006 Wong Plays Pong Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Interlaken
October 12th 2006 Did I eat my shower sandal??? Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Interlaken
October 14th 2006 After over 90 days, it finally happened to me .... Europe » Switzerland
October 15th 2006 I'd like to be beaten with hazelnut sticks Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Montreux
October 16th 2006 Half-assed Switzerland Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Geneva
October 17th 2006 When did I become a sappy, romantic fool? Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris
October 18th 2006 I re-kindled an old romance today ... Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris
October 19th 2006 The tastiest dish was not on the menu for me Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris
October 20th 2006 Parting is such chocolatey-sweet sorrow ..... Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
October 21st 2006 Depression is starting to set in .... Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
Tot: 2.509s; Tpl: 0.036s; cc: 70; qc: 155; dbt: 0.0837s; 2; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.5mb