2 Month Awards

Trip Start Sep 11, 2005
Trip End Dec 13, 2005

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Monday, November 14, 2005

We are stuck in the Athens airport tonight as we wait to fly to Istanbul tomorrow morning. We couldn't afford the $200 dollar hotel room for 5 hours sleep, so we are suffering through the night. We hope to be in Istanbul by 9:30 on Monday. Should be fun.

In the mean time we have come up with some mid-trip awards. We have been going for two months, we can't believe it. These are our thoughts on the places we have been so far.

Two Month Into the Trip Awards

Most Comments on our Web Site: Paige and Chris Geswein
Best Food: Poland
Best Ice Cream: Prague, Czech Republic
Best Pizza: Cyclops in Krakow, Poland
Best Sunset: tie between Dubrovnik, Croatia and Matala, Crete, Greece
Best Overall View: Mt. Zugspitze Garmisch, Germany
Most Entertaining City: Vienna, Austria
Best Big City: Zurich, Switzerland
Best Small Town: Hallstatt, Austria
Most Friendly: Korcula, Croatia
Meanest: Workers at the Bus Station in Iraklio, Crete
Most Deserted: Matala, Crete, Greece
Worst Smelling: Split, Croatia
Worst Room: Split, Croatia
Best Room: Beroun, Czech Republic
Best Trains: Slovenia
Pretty Landscape: Slovenia
Most American: Vienna
Cheapest Food: Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Cleanest Country: Switzerland
Quietest Place: Hallstatt, Austria
Loudest Place: YOHO Hostel, Salzburg, Austria
Best Hostel: Happy Hostel, Vienna
Best Surprise: Plitvice National Park, Croatia
Disappointment: Navy Base at Souda Bay, Crete
Oldest: Knossos Minoan Site
Scared: night train from Krakow to Budapest
Most Lost: bus stop at Plitvice
Cleanest Subway: Athens
Place that made us Think: Auschwitz, Poland
Place we didn't want to leave: Charlie- Garmisch, Germany Kelli- Korcula, Croatia
Most Annoying: People taking advantage of tourist, animals roaming everywhere
Things we miss the most: truck, golf, food, real breakfast, house, friends and family, church
Don't miss: work, getting up early, paying for gas, winter
Lessons Learned: Being gone for a few months isn't as hard as we thought. You really can make clothes last a long time without smelling funny. The night train is not as good of a deal as you might think. English really is the universal language. It is always good to hear from home. Charlie's hair is really curly. Money doesn't go as far as we thought. Spending your life savings to see the world is probably worth it. It cost about $1.50 to send home a postcard. Everything you buy cost a ton because then you have to ship it home. Kelli learned that she can carry a backpack even if it weighs a ton. We feel better when we eat better. The more you sleep the more tired you get. The benefit of work is you actually have money to play with. Our travel log is fun when people actually read it and respond. We want to see as much of the world as we can.
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