In my fifty years of travel to at least 55 countries, some multiple times, my three months in Europe will always be the most memorable. I am happy to share my experiences with you, and also share the valuable lessons I learned that I'm sure will enhance your European adventure.
I made a lot of costly mistakes due to lack of experience and inadequate preparation. I didn't bring the proper clothing and shoes, didn't protect my valuables from skilled thieves, and suffered serious injury by not wearing the proper shoes. I also got sick because I didn't bring the proper clothing for cold, rainy weather. And this was in the summertime.
Travelling solo anywhere presents additional challenges, especially for a senior citizen traveling in non-English speaking countries. It is so easy to get lost and miss travel connections, and it can be very stressful. I relate examples of my mistakes so that you can enjoy a more relaxed and stress free journey.
Each chapter covers one city and includes many captioned high-resolution color photos (Kindle edition, paperback is black & white) of the most famous art and architecture, a short history that highlights the most important events and people that forged the city, recommended sites and tours, Airbnbs that were a great experience , restaurants, and recommended tours. I also suggest phone Apps that helped me tremendously with reservations, navigation, free phone calls anywhere in the world, and language translators that enable you to converse in other languages.
Even more important, I show how I lost all my fat and recovered my health, adding at least ten more years to my life.
Europe is fascinating and the people are fantastic. I would never have gotten half as far as I did without the kind assistance of the Europeans who were always willing to help me. I will never forget their kindness. I'm sure you will enjoy the same great experience.
Your humble author, Steve Walker