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THE GRAND EUROPE TOUR: One Europe, one man, one Lupo: one great adventure! (and 61.000+ km)
In beginning of 2018, I have visited 83 countries around the world. 69 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 fully 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 69 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 15 year old 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 - or three. 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. Malta will be a tour by it self.

I have made a rough plan with close to 800 sights, and found what I consider the highlights of the countries. There is a list on the map-pages on these pages:
Germany
Luxembourg
Belgium
France
Andorra
Spain
Portugal
Monaco
Italy
Vatican
San Marino
Switzerland
Liechtenstein
Austria
Czech
Slovakia
Hungary
Slovenia
Croatia
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Montenegro
Albania
Greece
Macedonia
Kosovo
Serbia
Bulgaria
Turkey
Black Sea detour:
Iran
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Georgia seen it
Russia

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

And what is left?
Ireland: Off tour
Malta : Off tour
Iceland: Off tour
Greenland: Off tour
Faeroe Isl: Off tour (and like Greenland; not an independent country (Danish colonies))
England Seen at least the beautiful southern 3/4.
Wales Seen it, and not an independent country
Scotland Seen it, and not an independent country
Cypress Seen the Greek part
Nederland Seen it
Denmark Seen it - although Jutland still have way more to offer.