Some trips don’t go exactly as planned… but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing!
September 13th 2020 we set off with the ferry from Stavanger to Denmark. Little did we know where the journey would end..
Europe was pretty easy despite the ongoing pandemic, where most people thought they had no options but to stay at home. It was like travels in general; people might tell you that traveling is difficult, but in our case Europe was easy.
We drove down through Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Albania, North Macedonia and into Turkey, all without having to take a test (although we still did to stay responsible).
We follwed the sun, and came to Turkey in November where it was still nice enough to camp and spend time on the beaches. Climbing mountains around seeing spectacular places inland like Cappadoccia and Pammukale was quite a bit colder, but still we kept to doing mostly camping- even by sleeping in a cave one of the nights.
When we crossed into Iraq we realised that we would not be able to get any further, due to the closed borders to all neighbouring countries except Turkey, so this became the end of our road. At least for this time.
The below maps show you how the trip should have looked like, and it is very likely that we will attempt to do the same route once the World is more open again: