All Over the Platz
It's what you've all been waiting for... finally you get to see what we've been up to during summer 2000 while the rest of you were slaving away at jobs/school. This page is being created partly in self-defense, since we have discovered that looking at our vacation pictures was fun the first few times but became agonizing somewhere around the 15th time. Now, thanks to modern technology, we have written down our stories for you and have included only our very favourite pictures (whittled down from 456 to what we felt was the bare minimum that best represented our adventures). We have organized things as best we can, separating the trip into several pages for your viewing pleasure.
A brief introduction...
When I decided I wanted to backpack Europe, Rick was extremely quick
to say he'd love to join me. (For all of those who know Rick, you also
know his tendency to mull over important decisions for no longer than 5
seconds.) Before long, we had purchased plane tickets and began researching
the trip. We knew that we would need good advice if we were to live out
of our backpacks for 53 days. (For any of you who may be planning such
a trip, we found great information at http://www.artoftravel.com/)
I arrived in England a week before Rick and spent some time with some relatives,
but it wasn't until I actually met up with Rick in London on June 20th
that the real adventures began. With backpacks weighing us down
and our trusty guidebook in hand, we thought we were prepared for anything.
On to the adventures...
Technical information: Best viewed in 800x600, or better yet 1024x768 resolution. (We wanted to supply good quality pictures). The pictures (jpegs) are about 30 Kb each, so a typical page with 5 pictures will take at least 30 seconds to load with a 56K modem. You will have to be patient.
"Rick, there's a shower in the room!!!"
: More England
"Man, is the UK ever expensive!!!"
: Ireland and Scotland
"The beer's good, but where are the trains?"
: Canterbury to Berlin
From Chaucer's sacred land to Deutschland.
Campingplatz, campingplatz, campingplatz!!!
"Czy rozmawiasz po angielsku?"
: Paris...and Irene!
"Is every day this exciting?"
: The Great Divide, Part I
Rick in Switzerland and Slovakia.
: The Great Divide, Part II
Amy in Paris and Marseille
Viva Italia!!!! Vino, Trattoria, calcio!
: Cinque Terra
Heaven on earth.
: Pisa and Firenze
The weather is always perfect in Italia!
: Salzburg and Werfen
Mozart among the mountains.
A most beautiful and interesting city.
Zen and the
Art of Travel Maintenance
Philosophy and priceless advice to the wanna-be-backpacker.
Created by Amy Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rick Szerminski (email@example.com), August 2000.