Deb & Roger’s YB Travel Adventures to Europe – many dates going back to ’85 and continuing to the Present
In the late 90’s we were living in England, Germany and Turkey, and traveling around to other countries like Luxemborg, Belgium, Holland, France. I regret that at that time we didn’t have a digital camera so while I have my own personal photos, I have nothing digital to share except for Turkey.
While in England we lived in Nottingham, and spent a week over the Christmas Holiday staying at a friend’s house (we met in Turkey) that lived by Portabello Market in London. Then we visited our friends (Indian man Roger worked with in Turkey) at their home in Leamington Spa.
In Germany we lived in Koln, a small but sophisticated town right on the Rhine River. Holland was a quick train ride away so we were in Amsterdam frequently. And when Roger had time off we would rent a car and drive. In Germany we visited Frankfurt, Freiberg, Heidleberg, Bavaria and the Black Florest.
Once we followed the route of the Battle of the Bulge battle (The Battle of the Bulge, fought over the winter months of 1944 – 1945, was the last major Nazi offensive against the Allies in World War Two. The battle was a last ditch attempt by Hitler to split the Allies in two in their drive towards Germany and destroy their ability to supply themselves) through southern Germany, into Luxemborg, Belgium then back to Germany.
We spent a week once driving from the north, to the south, east and west as we made our way around Holland, nibbling on amazing cheeses, breads and wines. The food all over this region was some of the best I have ever had especially the muscles, cheeses, desserts and chocolates from Belgium.
In the 2000 I worked for a short time in London in South Kensington and lived in East Putney. I made frequent trips to Paris via the train and enjoyed the city, and doing business there. While London was a great experience I am an island person so the tempermental weather never suited me. When this project was over I was happy to leave.
The last time we were in Europe was 2007 where we started in Morocco, made our way up to Spain, over to Turkey, over to Egypt, on to India then Bali before coming home. We spent almost or at least a month in each place and it was truly a trip of a lifetime. I am still disappointed that my external hard drive crashed with all the photos lost, as well as the backup. So unfortunate, and when I think about it I am still wondering what this message was saying.