Well, 4 cities as of right now but I'll get to the fifth one in a few hours. Beginning in the newly snow-covered world of Boston on Sunday morning I met the parents at Logan and was debriefed on our much altered travel plans. Our original flight was scheduled for friday but due to the blizzard this was the soonest we could get a flight to anywhere and started with a backtracking journey to the city of Detroit. From Detroit we made our way to Amsterdam where a 8 hour layover made it possible to wander the chilly streets and grab lunch and a Leffe before venturing back. Finally, we arrived in Istanbul just before 1 AM local time to rub our aching eyes and stumble into the closest taxi, mumbling "Robert College" to the driver and doing our best to keep our eyes open for the ride home. When I finish this I will gratefully dive into my bed for a few short hours before getting up and journeying to the first stop on my adventure, Copenhagen.
I guess before I write anymore I should give a brief run-down of my plan, or lack thereof. My supplies are as follows:
1 Eurail pass for 15 days of travel within a two month period, valid in 24 countries in Europe.
1 backpack containing all the belongings I hope I will need.
3,000 dollars (roughly).
My idea as of right now is to travel from Copenhagen to Berlin and from there due east into Poland. After that I'd like to meander down through Eastern Europe and end up somewhere around Greece. From there I'll go up the Adriatic coast and dip down into Italy and Tuscany specifically where I've been tipped by a friend of an amazing little commune-type place known as the Pirate Cave. http://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=10QPUACP. Hopefully it will be around mid-march at this point. Then I'll train through southern France and into Spain where I have many friends I'd like to see scattered throughout the country. And finally, I'd love to continue south and end my journey in Morocco where I've heard nothing but awesome things from people and where the cost of living will be much cheaper, hopefully stretching my remaining few dollars to last me a few more weeks and fly home towards the end of April. However, all plans are subject to change and to be honest I'd be very surprised if I end up doing the exact trip I just described and thats what makes it so exciting for me.
I'll do my best to keep this updated weekly or so with pictures and posts and if anyone who reads this has any ideas on places I should go, sights I should see, meals I should eat, drinks I should order, activities I should do, I'd love to hear them.
Thats all I have right now.
Have a great one,