mrk. & Cheryln's 1999-2000 Europe Trip


A detailed list of all the nations we were in!

Our itinerary -- with links to many Travelogues
I am in the process of collecting and adding photos and URLs to the travelogues.

Coming Soon   Comprehensive maps of the trip.

Coming Soon   Our original plans and how they changed over time.

Coming Soon   Thoughts about guidebooks

Coming Soon   Travel wisdom: some suggestions and ideas about travelling

Coming Soon   Future trips we are intersted in.

Coming Soon   Lists of every train trip, Internet access point and hostel

While we were travelling, my friend Amber created a very fancy site
from a few of my travelogues! and she made one for Cheryln too!















Our Itinerary with links to Travelogues

WARNING:
The Travelogues here are very rough journals. They are what we QUICKLY wrote to friends from Internet access points.
They will slowly be cleaned up and extended, but don't be surprised to find gramatical errors and minor confusions...
DATE COUNTRIES DESCRIPTION JOURNALS
      mrk. Cheryln
09 Aug
1999
Canada
Germany
fly to Frankfurt & drive to Munich not yet complete
11 AugGermany Total Solar Eclipse: Rainclouds in Bavaria mrk.Cheryln
12 AugGermany In Bonn with friends: aclimatizing not yet complete

17 AugEngland London mrk.
27 AugScotland Inverness & the central highlands mrk.
01 SepScotland Orkney: musings on an island called 'Mainland' mrk.
05 SepScotland Fort Willam & the west highlands mrk.
09 SepScotland Some of the Inner Hebrides Islands Skye
Raasay
Cheryln
13 SepScotland EnglandRaasay to Dover via Edinburgh & London mrk. Cheryln

16 SepBelgium NetherlandsOostende to Makkum via Amsterdam & Sneek mrk.
17 SepNetherlands Sailing on the Waddensee mrk. Cheryln

25 SepGermany back in Bonn mrk.
04 OctGermany Eltville am Rhein -- working the wine harvest herbst
muck
herbst
muck
10 OctGermany Daytrips during harvest: Darmstadt, Wiesbaden, Mainz mrk.
20 OctGermany Bonn again mrk.

22 OctHungary Budapest mrk.
01 NovHungary Romania The Banant: Debrecen & Oradea mrk.Cheryln.
03 NovRomania Transylvania: Cluj-Napoca mrk.
05 NovRomania Southern Bucovina: Vama mrk.
09 NovHungary Budapest mrk.

11 NovAustria Vienna - briefly mrk.
14 NovGermany Bärenstein -- a mountain village in the east mrk.
18 NovGermany The Leonids: a meteor storm on my birthday mrk.
20 NovGermany Dresden mrk.

23 NovCzeska Prague shooting
tourists
27 NovCzeska the Bohemian Basin: Cercény & Lšténi mrk.
29 NovSlovakia Bratislava mrk.
01 DecSlovakia Poland The High Tatry Mountains mrk.
04 DecSlovakia WTO in Seattle: thoughts from Slovakia mrk.

04 DecPoland Kraków castle
library
Food: my favorite recreation Cheryln
09 DecPoland Wroclaw mrk.
11 DecPoland Poznan & Slesin mrk.
15 DecPoland Germany ItalyPoznan to Bonn to Florence in 2 days mrk.

18 DecItaly San MarinoSan Marino -- the best Castle in Europe mrk.
19 DecItaly Firenze & Roma not yet complete
23 DecItaly Sicilia: Poggioreale -- an amazing personal tour mrk.
22 DecItaly Cold in Sicilia: Castlevetrano & Cannizzaros Cheryln
06 Jan
2000
Italy Hot in Sicilia: Mt. Etna & Trapani Cheryln
12 DecItaly Travel Attitude and the Italy phenomenom not yet complete
15 JanItaly 26 hour train to Genova Cheryln

27 Dec Q&A -- Answers to questions i have recieved! mrk.
18 JanFrance Monaco Cannes & Monaco Cheryln
24 JanFrance A Day in Provance: The Admiral DeGrasse not yet complete
26 JanFrance Paris Cheryln
03 FebFrance Bayeux Normandy Cheryln

05 FebBelgium Germany a weird week back in Bonn mrk.
11 FebGermany Rosenheim Bavaria Cheryln
25 FebLuxemborg GermanyLuxembourg (with Dano visiting from the US) Cheryln
03 MarGermany Karneval in Bonn & Köln Cheryln

08 MarSwitzerland Karneval in medieval Basel & Bern not yet complete
12 MarSwitzerland a day in the stunning Berner Oberland not yet complete
13 MarSwitzerland Litchensteinthe mountain village of Zillis not yet complete
18 MarSwitzerland the lowlands: Luzern & Zürich not yet complete
21 MarSwitzerland Germany Lake Constance, Bayern & Plauen not yet complete

23 MarGermany Berlin: western & then eastern not yet complete
30 MarGermany Hannover: the slow trains on a football weekend not yet complete
01 AprGermany Gut Ostler: an organic farm near Bonn
working on the farm
goodbye Gut Ostler
why we left when we did
mrk.
not yet
not yet
mrk.
Cheryln
Cheryln
Cheryln
Cheryln
10 MayGermany The Mosel Valley Cheryln
14 MayGermany The Saarland not yet complete
16 MayGermany Austria Mannheim & Innsbruck not yet complete
19 MayGermany Rosenheim again not yet complete

22 MayItaly Padova & Venezia mrk.Cheryln

24 MaySlovenia lovely Ljubljana mrk.
27 MayCroatia Split & Dubrovnik: the Dalmation coast at last mrk.Cheryln
01 JunBosnia- Herzegovina Sarajevo is amazing! mrk.Cheryln

04 JunCroatia Hungary Zagreb & Budapest quickly not yet complete
08 JunSlovakia Czeska Brno & Moravia not yet complete

10 JunCzeska Poland meeting Lisi in Prague & Wroclaw mrk.
11 JunPoland Elk not yet complete
13 JunPoland Tatarczysko & Wigry National Park not yet complete
Emigrations: where my ancestors came from mrk.
15 JunPoland Biebrza National Park not yet complete
17 JunPoland the Lakes district & the Overland Canal not yet complete
21 JunPoland Gdansk not yet complete

24 JunPoland LithuaniaSuwalki, Šeštokai, Kaunas, Vilnius not yet complete
27 JunLatvia Riga has changed in 10 years! not yet complete

02 JulEstonia Finland Helsinki not yet complete
05 JulFinland Tampere not yet complete
07 JulFinland A sauna in the midnight sun in Lappland not yet complete
09 JulFinland Turku not yet complete

11 JulSweden The Stockholm Archipeligo not yet complete
15 JulNorway Oslo not yet complete
18 JulNorway Bergen & the mountains not yet complete
21 JulSweden Denmark Kobenhavn & Aalborg not yet complete

25 JulGermany Flensburg -- sailing with a friend from 25 years ago not yet complete
26 Jul the solution to the horrible airplane ticket epic mrk. Cheryln
26 JulGermany Goodbye to Bonn -- sob... not yet complete
01 AugGermany Mainz not yet complete

04 AugBelgium Netherlands Liége & Maastricht not yet complete

06 AugGermany England Kent & Dungeness not yet complete
08 AugEngland settling in London, for a while Cheryln

14 SepEngland Canada flying home: 26 hours from London to Seattle not yet complete
15 SepUSA readjusting, or trying to! not yet complete

Rucsac: an inventory of my backpack winter mrk.
Rucsac: inventory of my backpack summer mrk.
Mar 99 Why and How? ...are we doing this. not yet complete
Jun 99 Alaska & Oregon: pre-trip trips not yet complete
25 Jul Packing the houses! not yet complete

Bicycles - i wish i was riding not yet complete
Chocolate not yet complete
Hostels we stayed in not yet complete
Impressions & lessons from Eastern Europe not yet complete
Observations & general impressions not yet complete
People - are the best part not yet complete
A sense of place - here & there not yet complete



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