All miles flown starting from Seattle and ending in Seattle 5 weeks later
Seattle - Toronto - London (Nov 5th)
London - Dublin (Nov 9th)
Dublin - Paris (Nov 13th)
Brussels - London (Dec 11th)
London - Toronto - Seattle (Dec 12th)
Total miles via plane =
Miles travelled by Eurail pass (698 US dollars / each)
.19 US Cents / mile to travel
36 total nights spent in Europe
5 nights at hostels
31 nights at couch surfing members
Total spent on lodging for 36 nights = approximately 300 US dollars
10 different couches surfed via couchsurfing.com
8 amazingly kick ass couple/individual people/roommates encountered
1 creepy Canadian guy (note previous post - "When couchsurfing goes horribly .. annoying"
1 Austrian bitch and her weird ass boyfriend
Random connections only possible by the internet and presumably an abundance of free time;
Kevin, one of my most faithful readers and a protege of mine, says that every morning before work he checks garretthohn.blogspot.com to see if there is a new post. Isn't that badass? He says he has turned random people he has met onto the URL. Random people, I welcome you. I hope you have enjoyed my stories. It is interesting to think that people I don't know will get to see, and read about my travels and perhaps be annoyed by crassness.
I have heard from an undisclosed source that one of my signature phrases has been heard in the greater Seattle metropolitan area. I would be quite honored if this phrase was catapulted into everyday lexicon much the same way that Tom Cruise brought back "glib." If you remember my Nov. 26th post entitled "Fuck it dude ... Let's go to Budapest," you will recall a story about a pair of indecisive-road-weary travelers at a deadening crux. Spurred by raging impetuousness, the phrase "Fuck it dude ... Let's go to Budapest," was uttered. Of course you don't remember this profound phrase because that was the only blog I have written that hasn"t received a single comment! Well, one reader remembered at least and was overheard using the tag line when reaching a similar impasse involving where to dine for lunch.
1. The Londoners walk 40% faster then we do. It's that awkward really fast walk but not quite a jog thing
2. London folks are always dressed up. Take their fashion pretty seriously they do. It's always suits for the blokes and a skirt or nice pants for the ladies. A fancy scarf is obligatory fare for either sex.
3. The US dollar sucks
4. The French people are very petite and dainty. Bodes well to not fighting in war.
5. The Italians were the rudest people we encountered
6. The nicest; the Swiss followed by French and Germans
I will soon post some lost pictures and videos from the trip:)