Europe comes to an end
We’ve now been away a total of 201 days, 177 days have been spent in Europe,
We’ve been from London to Turkey
(not New York to Rio, like Peter Allen ☺).
We’ve covered 14 countries; some we just passed through, others we explored in detail.
England / France / Italy / Serbia / Croatia / Bulgaria / Turkey / Greece / Montenegro / Slovenia / Austria / Switzerland / Germany / Spain
A few of the highights:
Driven over 20,000km, no parking tickets or speeding fines (we know of). No car accidents – just 1 flat tyre.
Nothing lost, nothing broken and the worst illness was a stomach bug for a few days.
Cheapest accommodation: €15 a night on Leros
Most expensive: €160 a night in Paris
CPI (Coffee Price Index): most expensive €4.50 in Venice, the cheapest €0.50 in Berane, Montenegro
WCP (Wine Consumption Price): most expensive was £9 for a glass of champagne in London, the Cheapest in France (of course), €4 a bottle.
Best meal: Hard to say, we’ve had so many; from eating a home cooked meal with the family in Guzelyurt, to fine dining at Le Gabriel in Bordeaux, enjoying the local Fête’s in France or simply cooking with fresh ingredients from the markets. I don’t think we’ve had a bad meal.
We’ve met some wonderful people along the way. The added pleasure and delight, has been those friends and family who joined us; whether it be for a dinner, a weekend or a few weeks: Ross and Kate, Katrina, Helen and Rod, Bruce, Penny, Dale, Leeanne, Elisa and Ian, our Niece Claire and my sister Jane.
As well as visiting and enjoying the generous hospitality of the Ryan’s in Switzerland, Andrea and Margit (her Mum) in Austria, and the Brown’s in London.
So far, the Callander capers have been amazing.
Best of all, we are still talking to each other…..most of the time!!