Day 19 – An Amazing Pan European Road Trip – A True Modern Day Adventure


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August 19, 2012

We made it back to USA on August 19, 2012 as scheduled. It has been an amazing journey. Just a few days ago I was going through the details of the journey, making, sketching and remaking routes in Google maps. There were so many doubts and so many unknowns we had.  Well its all done and we are back in USA safe and in one piece.

It has been an amazing adventure for us. We felt like modern day Marco Polo. There is so much to write about our experience. While I was able to keep notes and periodically wrote this blog, but there are hundreds of small little things and observations during this trip that it will be few more days before I could complete. In the past 20 days our road trip took us from London to Istanbul and back to London. About 4600 miles, covering 12 countries and about 18 cities, the adventure of traveling with full control, unplanned excursions and detours through the small towns of Europe was simply the most unique experience in traveling one can have.  We have tried to capture the moments and have gotten thousands of pictures but we feel that we have only captured just glimpses of it. For our family and friends we share our journey through this blog, I hope you will enjoy it. The home page of this blog is where you will see the articles and posts in chronological order. The categories will take you to a particular country we visited.

Day 1 – Driving from London to Paris – A reminder of the Transposition of Great Vessel

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About 300 miles from London to Paris. We rented a car from UK. Interestingly, driving in a UK car which is right hand side steering but left side driving (left side going forward) and then the same UK car driving now in Paris sitting with right hand side steering wheel, but driving in right side […]

Day 1 – Bratislavia or Bust – Prostate Cancer Charity

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We met a group group of young students from the Univeristy of Darby, England going on a Car rally in support of Prostate Cancer Research. They were three young student on their journey of 2500 miles across Europe for raising funds for the Prostate Cancer. 

Day 1 – Dover, England and Ferry Across the English Channel

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The first major task for the day was to get the car at the rental place and drive to Dover where we can get on to the ferry to take us to France. At the Dover Ferry

Day 1 – Arrived in London

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London today is big host for the million for the 2012 Olympic Games. We expected the huge crowd at the airport and chaos, however, we were very pleased to see a very well streamlined process. The lines for passport check were moving very fast and we were all done in 10 minutes. The biggest advantage […]