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Fjords Galore!

NORWAY | Sunday, 16 May 2010 | Views [818]

I left Copenhagen after two days there, and set my sights on Sweden.  It was kind of a big deal to cross the bridge from Denmark to Sweden (longest in the world?), because I had seen it on Discovery Channel many times!  We left Copenhagen, on our way ... Read more >

Tags: beautiful, bergen, fjords, gothenburg, neil loewen, norway, sweden

North to the Vikings! Aaarrr! (or whatever vikings say)

DENMARK | Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | Views [660] | Comments [1]

Inside Berlin's beautiful new train station, I boarded a train to Hamburg, where I would change to another train headed to Copenhagen, Denmark.  I checked the board and found the platform my train would arrive at.  I was sitting on the platform waiting ... Read more >

Tags: copenhagen, denmark, hamburg, little mermaid, neil loewen, vikings

Berlin is Beautiful.

GERMANY | Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [1006] | Comments [1]

I only had three months here in Europe, and I wanted to see it all, so there was no time to dilly-dally in every city.  I had spent three nights in Prague, so I took the first train out of there and headed to Berlin.  I had high expectations after hearing ... Read more >

Tags: berlin, czech republic, fernsehturm, germany, neil loewen, prague, wurst

Czechin' Out Prague!

CZECH REPUBLIC | Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | Views [801] | Comments [2]

When I wrote last, I was in Munich, but after having a great time in the Bavarian capital I had begun my journey (don't worry, it wasn't epic) to Prague, Czech Republic.   I took the train from Munich Hauptbahnhof to Nuremberg (still in Germany).... Read more >

Tags: awesome, czech republic, munich, neil loewen, prague, st. wenceslas

To the Land of Schnitzel and Lederhosen

GERMANY | Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | Views [1231] | Comments [1]

After sending Bonnie back to Canada from Zurich, I stood in the airport all alone with nowhere to be.  I could get on any train I wanted, go in any direction, to any country (with my rail pass), and I still didn't know where this freedom would take me ... Read more >

Tags: bavaria, dachau, germany, munich, neil loewen, neuschwanstein castle, switzerland, zurich

Florence and the Swiss Alps!

SWITZERLAND | Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | Views [2071] | Comments [3]

We had now arrived at Ancona, Italy, and had to catch a train to Florence. We walked off the ferry and onto the vast expanse of concrete that was the port. We did our best to dodge the semi's that were barreling out of the port, and managed to survive ... Read more >

Tags: florence, geneva, interlaken, italy, lucerne, neil loewen, skiing, sledding, switzerland, zurich

Small Island, Small World, BIG Adventures!

GREECE | Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | Views [886] | Comments [3]

I'm back!  So right now, you guys think we have just arrived in Greece, but we have some catching up to do.  Last time I wrote, we had just arrived on the island of Corfu!  Resume... The hostel that we are staying at (The Pink Palace) is in a ... Read more >

Tags: aewsome., ancona, bonnie schott, corfu, corfu town, greece, italy, neil loewen

Journey to a Greek Isle...

GREECE | Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | Views [696] | Comments [1]

We told ourselves we would just have to come back to Pompeii some day, and see it in depth, as we hopped on the train, and headed to Cilantro, I mean Salerno, where we looked for our bus that would take us to Taranto (Italians pronounce it much ... Read more >

Tags: bari, bonnie schott, corfu, neil loewen, pompeii, taranto

So Much Distance to Cover, So Little Time

ITALY | Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | Views [1073] | Comments [3]

After Alice went to the home, and I assumed just hopped on her plane and flew home with no problems (never assume), I immediately jumped into the second phase of my adventure.  I was to fly to Basel, Switzerland that night (from Barcelona, ... Read more >

Tags: barcelona, basel, bonnie schott, madrid, neil loewen, pompeii, switzerland, train, zurich

A Spanish Farewell

SPAIN | Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | Views [1075] | Comments [2]

The morning after Morocco, we said goodbye to all of our new friends, and took a bus to the next city, and then caught a train to Granada. The countryside on this train ride was beautiful - we found the mountains! We arrived at the train station in ... Read more >

Tags: alhambra, alice berents, granada, madrid, neil loewen, palacio real de madrid

Three Countries, Two Continents, One Epic Adventure

SPAIN | Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | Views [3511] | Comments [2]

Hi friends. Long time no blog, I know. It has been a difficult last month for me (traveling is hard on a person...) because after the shocking death of my computer, I was left without any access to the world wide web. I now know how the Inuit ... Read more >

Tags: alice berents, gibraltar, morocco, neil loewen, tangier, tarifa

Super Sunny Sevilla!

SPAIN | Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | Views [958] | Comments [1]

Special Guest Writer: Alice Berents! We had heard that the train system in Spain was not very good, however our first Spanish train experience was the best yet. We were checked onto the train a lot like at an airport, found our luxurious seats ... Read more >

Tags: alcazar, alice berents, maria luisa park, neil loewen, seville, spain, tapas, tarifa

FINALLY we can understand the locals!!!

SPAIN | Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | Views [790] | Comments [1]

Ladies and Gentlemen, we were having trouble keeping up with the blogging and photos, so today I have a big surprise for you, this edition of the blog is by special guest travel blogger: Alice Berents.   Take it away Alice.   After ... Read more >

Tags: alice berents, barcelona, gaudi, neil loewen

An Epic Train Adventure

SPAIN | Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | Views [923] | Comments [2]

No pants were stolen in the making of this blog.   So we saw Charlene, Alex, and Isaac off at 6am, immediately fell back asleep, and then got up and checked out ourselves for 10am.   We had two hours until our train would arrive, ... Read more >

Tags: alice berents, barcelona, cinque terre, neil loewen, trains, turin

The Cinque Terre!

ITALY | Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | Views [1088] | Comments [3]

The Cinque Terre!   Australia Day in Rome, celebrated by two Aussies, a Canuck, a Brazilian, and an Argentinian, was a smashing success, bringing people together across cultural divides, but much more importantly, informing us ... Read more >

Tags: alice berents, cinque terre, hiking, italy, mediterranean sea, neil loewen, sunsets

When in Rome...

ITALY | Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | Views [1285] | Comments [4]

When in Rome…   Hi friends, long time no blog, and I know you all have been checking back every single day to see if it has been updated because you all are interested in my life (our lives?) that much, BUT I had a few days of ... Read more >

Tags: alice berents, chianti hostel, colosseum, italy, miscellanea, neil loewen, rome

Almost Falling in Canals, and other short stories from Venice

ITALY | Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | Views [2875] | Comments [1]

Almost Falling in Canals and other short stories from Venice SO, we arrived in Venice, the city of canals, and were like, “So? Amsterdam had canals too.”  This city had something it had to prove to us.  We arrived in the ... Read more >

Tags: alice berents, burano, canals, gelatto, murano, neil loewen, vaporetti, venice

Ciao-ing Down in Florence: Alice Not So Much

ITALY | Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | Views [1596] | Comments [4]

Ciao-ing Down in Florence: Alice Not So Much Welcome to Florence!  Or Firenze, as the locals say (This whole having different names for places in different languages needs to change.  It makes trying to find your train while rushing ... Read more >

Tags: david, duomo, firenze, florence, italy, michaelangelo, neil loewen, pisa, plus florence, the leaning tower of pisa

How Come Everyone Knows We Speak English?

FRANCE | Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | Views [1346] | Comments [5]

How Come Everyone Knows We Speak English? In Loving Memory of Kendra Ann (no idea what your real middle name is) Eyolfson Dear Diary (you better be reading this Brynn - I think you owe me something now) On Monday, ... Read more >

Tags: alice berents, arc de triomphe, catacombs, champs elysees, christophers paris, eiffel tower, france, neil loewen, paris, st

Amsterbeen’s Dam Awesome

NETHERLANDS | Saturday, 16 Jan 2010 | Views [1261] | Comments [15]

Our travel blog - originally intended as a one-time only, epic adventure - has surpassed expectations and we’re gonna give the crowds exactly what they’ve been begging for: a sequel! DA DA DA...   From the masterminds who brought ... Read more >

Tags: alice berents, amsterdam, anne frank house, antwerp, belgium, kendra eyolfson, neil loewen, paris, red light district, van gogh museum

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