Bill, a broad: Follow My Footsteps Europe 2010 travel blog

Bill, a broad: Follow My Footsteps Europe 2010

Hello friends, I invite you to join me on my adventure through Europe.

Growing up I remember hearing the phrase “backpacking through Europe”. I always wondered about this type of travel. It seemed so unique and exotic. I wanted to be unique and exotic. :-)

My first experience backpacking was in 2005 when I traveled through Mexico for a month. Ever since that trip, I was bitten by the travel bug, more appropriately the backpacking bug. This type of travel allows me to not just see a place, but actually experience the people, the traditions and the history.

I imagined myself traveling through Europe this way. I remember dreaming about the Eiffel Tower, the narrow cobblestone streets of Italy, the blue waters of Greece and the canals of Venice.

After my Mexico trip, I decided to make Europe a reality. I started saving my vacation days and I secured a block of time. Yes, they actually approved seven weeks.

I started researching, planning and deciding my itinerary. Since I am half Bohemian, Prague was on the top of my list and in some way the catalyst for this trip. My other must see country was Italy. Being "Raised Italian", I had a strong desire to experience this country as well. The other countries just seemed to fall into place.

As I sit here, in my almost empty apartment (80% moved), I think WOW I am really doing this. I am actually going to live one of my dreams. I get the chills as a think about watching a gondola glide by or as I turn the corner and see the tulip fields of Holland for the first time.

Out of all the travel books I've read and all the movies I've watched, nothing will surpass the feeling of actually being there.

Just 3 days before I leave. If you could only see the smile on my face.

I hope you enjoy my footsteps as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

Sappy I know, but that's me.

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
 
 
Frankfurt to Prague
 
 
 
A hoy! Hello in Czech
 
 
 
Terezin
 
 
 
Kunta Hora - the church...
 
 
 
Cesky Krumlov is Amazing
 
 
 
Budapest here I is!
 
 
 
Budapest - Good Times
 
10 
 
 
Bratislava, Slovakia
 
11 
 
 
Vienna
 
12 
 
 
Venice
 
13 
 
 
Made it to Florence
 
14 
 
 
One Night in Lucca -...
 
15 
 
 
When in Rome
 
16 
 
 
Ciao from Sorrento
 
17 
 
 
Isle of Capri
 
18 
 
 
Amalfi Coast
 
19 
 
 
Rome Again
 
20 
 
 
Cinque Terre
 
21 
 
 
Nice France
 
22 
 
 
Amsterdam
 
23 
 
 
Chicago Bound
 
24 
 
 
Chicago sweet Chicago
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