that place: a few of my 19,805 miles

Yesterday I posted a map of my travels and today I decided to continue the teaser by posting some of my favorite pics from the European leg of my multi-continent adventure. More than just picture, the photos tell my story of planes, trains, ferries and automobiles through some of the most beautiful, rich and sometimes frustrating but always worth it travel experiences I’ve been lucky to have.

from NYC to Frankfurt and finally Charles De Gaulle, here goes 4 months of nothing...

NYC to Frankfurt and finally Charles De Gaulle, here’s to a month of culture, nature and most importantly, food.

Lock up your wine. Lock up your cheese. Lock up your oysters. Paris we have arrived.

Lock up your wine. Lock up your cheese. Lock up your oysters. Paris we have arrived.

and as much as I love Paris, the pastel chipped and chalk colored streets of Aix-en-Provence have my heart

As much as I love Paris, the serene, weathered and chalk colored streets of Aix-en-Provence have my heart.

well, really, it may be the city's markets and tomatoes that do...

Well, really, it may be the city’s markets (and tomatoes!) that do.

and the fact that just a short drive down the way brings me to eating Camembert along the port of Marseille

Or the fact that just a short drive down the way from Aix and we’re enjoying wine, Camembert and Chèvre along the port of Marseille…

... and to Nice and St. Tropez

… and the beaches and glitz of Nice and St. Tropez.

After 2 plane rides, 12 hours touring the lovely Charles de Gualle, an international border crossing by foot and a ferry ride and three hour drive later

After 2 plane rides, 12 hours touring the lovely Charles de Gualle, an international border crossing by foot, an unexpected ferry crossing and a three hour drive later…

we made it to Montenegro

….we finally made it to Montenegro.

and then over to Dubrovnik to hang with the hordes

And then over to Dubrovnik to hang with the hordes…

and an impromptu road trip to Sarajevo

…and on an impromptu seven hour, cliff hanging, mountain twisting, road suddenly missing drive to Sarajevo.

where despite the physical scars of the atrocities that occurred there, the city is alive with newfound life

Where despite the still visible scars of the atrocities that occurred there, the city is alive with newfound life.

Jadrolinija however still has a lot of work to do

Jadrolinija, the national Croatian ferry line, still has a lot of the Eastern bloc to get out of it’s system however.

but finally, and thankfully, we were able to make it to both Hvar and Bol

Finally, and thankfully, we were able to make it to both Hvar and Bol. Even if we got there at 6:15 am.

and a quick stop in Split

After a quick stop in Split…

and a whole lot of this.

it was back to Paris for a little bit of this…

...and a whole lot of this.

…and a whole lot of this.

Europe, I love you. Cross my fingers I’ll see you again next year.

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