19.06.2018 22 °C
We fly to London tomorrow and home the next day. So this will be my last blog entry for this trip, unless something spectacular happens.
I feel so fortunate that we have had the opportunity and means to spend this year travelling (although the means are far less than they were when we started). Over the last 330 days we have been away from home for 198 days travelling. We have been to 3 continents, 13 countries and 56 cities, most of which while living out of a backpack.
I am so thankful to Bill for his countless hours planning and scouring the internet for hotels, flights, apartments etc. For driving in unfamiliar countries and cities. For not throwing me off a castle or pushing me off a cliff. I have had an amazing time travelling with him and I can’t wait for our next adventure. But for now it is time to go home and see my kids and family, my cat, our friends, sleep in my own bed and eat my own food.
Here is a summary of our adventures. Thanks for reading my blog. I appreciated your comments and questions. Until next time..
In the fall we visited the following:
Scotland: Glasgow, Fort William, Orkney Islands, Inverness, Aberdeen, Londniddry, North Berwick, Edinburgh
France: Montegnac, Pezenas, Carcassone, Nime
Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice National Park
Italy: Venice and Rome
In November we went to Cuba for 2 weeks.
In December and January we travelled to the following:
Mexico: Mexico City
Panama: Panama City, Sabonitas, Maria Chiquita, David & Bouquete
Costa Rica: Liberia, Tronadora, Monteverde
United States: Phoenix
This spring we have been on “the road” for 82 days. We have taken 6 flights, 3 car rentals, 3 ferries, countless busses and trains. We have been to 3 countries and 30 cities.
England: Salisbury, Cardiff, Conwy, London
Italy: Volterra, Monterosso, Mercatale , Florence, Sorrento, Pegerola, Maratea, Taormina, Ortigia, Argrigento, Erece ,Monreale , Rossano, Matera, Martano , Albarrobello, Rome
Portugal: Lagos, Lisbon, Tomar , Porto, Viseu , Evora, Portomao, Lisbon, Sao Martinho
Firsts this trip: eating sea urchin and barnacles, making Sicilian pasta from scratch and taking a guided bus tour.
Most memorable: castles of Wales, St. Paul’s cathedral in London, Greek ruins at Paestum, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, and how amazing Sicily was in every way.