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Maurice Greer’s Travel Diary

Tuesday, 03 Nov 2009

Location: Nice, France

MapWe have reached the end of our travels in Europe for this marathon trip and we returned the car this morning to Nice airport with 22,455 km on the odometer. We could add nearly 2,000 km on our shoes and many more on trains, busses, boats and planes.
It has truly been a terrific experience for us and we are grateful that we were able to see so much of Europe, its wonderful history, its fascinating architecture, the diverse landscapes, the many cultures, customs and languages, the choices of food and drinks. We also enjoyed some special treats such as the cruise on the Rhine, the F-1 race at Nurburgring, the Glacier Express train journey in Switzerland and many boat and tourist bus trips through cities. There were many challenges along the way such as the language difficulties, finding the gate on a parking garage locked with our car inside, our original GPS (SatNav system) failing, our laptop monitor failing, making a phone call, parking in some cities and driving anywhere in Italy! All of these added to the unforgettable travel experience and the trip of a lifetime.
Now we are flying to Belfast to spend a few days visiting our families in Northern Ireland and we will be returning to Calgary on 10th November, tired from our travels but with countless memories of a very special trip.
Thanks to all of you who have kept track of our travels through our “PlanetRanger” web page. We hope you have enjoyed our diary entries and our photos as much as we have enjoyed posting them.