Day 17 – Through the Mountains of Switzerland and France – Amazing Backroads of Europe

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August 17, 2012 Returning from Zurich to Paris, we had charted out our journey from Zurich to Geneva in the Google maps, which we thought would be a very good scenic route. We were correct, this route went through the mountains followed by valleys and miles of beuatiful views. Unfortunately, there were no spots where we could […]

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

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  • Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving..”
    – Einstein

Introducing
Road Trip from London to Istanbul

Finally, so many year of only thinking about it, in the year 2012 things are shaping up. Last year’s trip to England has been a big impetus in this direction. The road trip across Europe is shaping up. I have been in touch with many of my good friends from Dow; Umar Daraz Khan, Syed Waqar Yusuf, Rehman Khan, Ahmed Girach and Nadeem Shakir whose valuable information and help is greatly appreciated.

Started out as a personal summer vacation road trips that we are very fond of in USA, we wanted to see if we can excite few more people into doing this trip. While the response has been encouraging the reality of getting everyone plan for the whole trip is not that simple. Share the information about this trip and possibly meeting few people along the way or travel part of the trip together is something quite doable. Thus, creation of this blog.

This blog is designed to present the idea and the information relevant to the road trip; from the idea to planning, arrangement, the route we will be taking and the cities we will be traveling through during our 19 days of roaming in the Europe. Starting from London to Istanbul journey takes its historical route through some of the most historical countries of Europe. Tracing the historical route through France, Switzerland, Italy, Former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, Hungry, Austria, Germany and back to London. Along the way stop over at the major cities to explore it and move on. Small little excursion in the country side, small towns, and full control of your schedule are the main reason to travel by car. 

The Route:

1. London, England – Paris, France – Geneva, Switzerland – Turin, Italy – Genova, Italy – Florence, Italy, Italy – Venice, Italy – Belgrade, Serbia – Sofia, Bulgaria – Istanbul, Turkey

2. Istanbul, Turkey – Bucharest, Romania – Budapest, Hungry – Vienna, Austria – Munich, Germany – Zurich, Switzerland – Geneva, Switzerland – Paris, France – to London, England