A very belated Happy and Prosperous New Year to you!
The good news: The Big One Travel Adventure blog will continue into 2013.
The bad news: The actual travel experiences have come to a close.
Sadly, the Big Adventure has come to a different point in the metamorphosis that is life. Admittedly, there was a slight lull in the blogging not only because we were travelling for a few days straight over about eight time zones, but also because to write and subsequently post again would be to admit that this phase is over.
I wasn’t ready to admit it.
I am still not ready to admit it.
However, sitting here in Monterey, California to visit my family it became time to face the inevitable truth.
The posts for the duration of our travel was approximately one per week. During three and a half months that should be 16 posts but in reality there were thirty-something posts. This still does not account for even half of all the amazing experiences we were able to enjoy, learn from, and share.
Therefore weekly posts from something about our trip will continue until further notice. Consider it a scrapbooking of sorts.
To begin [or, would it be… continue? smirk]
An Incomplete List of Random Travel Statistics
[in no particular order and varying levels of specifity-ahem… my word]
12 Countries: England, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzgovia, Slovenia, Germany, Norway, Czech Republic
6 monetary units: English Pound, Euro, Swiss Franc, Croatian Kuna, Norwegian Krohner, Czech Koruna
5 ferries: 1 from Dover to Calais, 1 from Italy to Croatia, 2 between Oslo and Kiel, and 1 iddy-biddy one on a lake in Plitvika National Park
4 Couch-surfing hosts
3 Airbnb hosts
appx. 25 castles visited
2 overnight trains: one from Croatia to Germany, one in Norway from Bergen to Oslo
20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites visited
appx 11 museums/memorials
appx. 30 Bucket List experiences enjoyed
5 Christ-Kindl-Markt’s visited: 4 in Germany, 1 in Prague
2 Ski Resorts: Myrkdalen in Norway and Garmisch in Germany-Deutchland
4 Ski days: 1 in Myrkdalen and 3 in Garmisch
Appx 40 loaves of bread baked in Norway
1 awesome farm in Norway
0 days of stomach flu [yeayyy!]