Aaaah, I have been dying to tell you about this particular Eurotrip. It was overambitious, it was hectic, it was fun! We went to 12 European countries in 6 weeks. The funny thing is that we actually cut out some countries a few hours before we left Kenya because most of us only had single-entry Schengen visas - meaning if we left the Schengen area we would not be able to get back in. We bid a sad farewell to Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia. The countries that remained in our itinerary were as follows - Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Denmark, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Netherlands. We also ended up cutting out Portugal from the itinerary - this was because by the time we got to Spain, we were so exhausted and wanted to stay there longer.
So how did the plan even come about? Well, I plan on going to every single country and territory in the world during my lifetime. The previous year I had gone to Munich with my sister for Oktoberfest - the world's largest beer festival. It was amazing. We stayed there a whole month. The next year I also wanted to go back to Oktoberfest. One of my friends told me she would love to come with us, but would rather spend the time in many countries rather than Germany. We reached a great compromise - Munich for the beginning of Oktoberfest, travel to Eastern Europe, get back to Munich for the end of Oktoberfest and travel to Western Europe after that. I take traveling very seriously - I put together a 40 page teaser, sent it round to my friends and 5 friends confirmed they would be interested. After that I did the planning - sending through visa requirements and making bookings, reserving accommodation for all cities, coming up with "must-see" places and things in each city etc. I take traveling very seriously and really enjoy the logistics as long as the people I am planning with are not problematic - and this group of friends was not problematic.
You will get to see the team in 2 weeks - follow our trip - I promise you will enjoy the ride!