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THE GRAND EUROPE TOUR: One Europe, one man, one Lupo: one great adventure! (and 61.000 km)
 
In 2017, I have visited 77 countries around the world. 62 with a comprising tour around most of the country, seeing everything that had my interest. However, Europe is still quite unknown territory for me. Only Denmark, Greece, Scotland and Wales have been well explored, while Sweden, England and Germany still have some unexplored corners. Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Turkey, Russia, Poland, Finland and Norway have only been visited a single day or three.
That leave a lot of virgin Europe to be explored for me. Where the 62 countries I have travelled so fare have been quite comprising explored, this Europe Tour will a bit "Japanese"; only the highlights. And it will be my personal highlights, as I am sure other fellow travellers will appreciate other sights. The main attraction will be the drive, and whatever pops-up along the road.

The plan is to drive and sleep in my tiny VW Lupo, as worked so great on the England-Wales tour. Some countries are fit for camping, others will be hostels and hotels. As the summers are a bit short in the northern regions, I might break the tour up into two. Especially the fare north calls for mid-summer visit, when it has gotten warmish, but before the mosquitoes take over.
If I got the time and urge, I might go through Turkey and do the Black Sea through Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and part of Russia. The nearby Syria, Iraq and Lebanon will have to wait. So will the north with Ireland, Greenland, Iceland and Faeroe Islands.

I have made a rough plan, and found what I consider the highlights of the countries. Now, I just need a summer or two, without work. It is actually a 61.000 km tour + detours. Might divide it into two...

Germany
Luxembourg
Belgium
France
Andorra
Spain
Portugal
Monaco
Italy
Vatican
San Marino
Switzerland
Liechtenstein
Austria
Czech
Slovakia
Hungary
Slovenia
Croatia
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Montenegro
Albania
Macedonia
Kosovo
Serbia
Bulgaria
Turkey
Black Sea detour:
Iran
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Russia

Romania
Moldova
Transnistria
Ukraine
Poland
Belarus
Lithuania
Latvia
Estonia
Finland
Norway
Sweden
 

And what is left?
Ireland: Off tour
Greenland: Off tour
Faeroe Isl: Off tour
Iceland: Off tour
Malta: Off tour
England Seen it
Wales Seen it
Scotland Seen it
Greece Seen it
Cypress Seen it
Nederlands Seen it
Denmark Seen it