Itinerary 2000
Nights were spent in italicized locations.

2000 September 20 : Wednesday

Sep 20


Sep 21 Charles de Gaulle, Delft
Sep 22 Amsterdam, Delft
Sep 23 Delft, Rotterdam, Stromberg
Sep 24 Dinkelsbühl, Munich
Sep 25 Schloss Neuschwanstein, Munich
Sep 26 Munich, Solnhofen, Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Sep 27 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Salzburg
Sep 28 Berchtesgaden, Salzburg
Sep 29 Salzburg, Vienna
Sep 30 Vienna, night train
Oct 01 Venice
Oct 02 Venice, Verona, Florence
Oct 03 Florence, Pisa, Cinqe Terre (Monterosso)
Oct 04 Cinqe Terre: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso
Oct 05 Cinqe Terre (Monterosso), Rome: Coliseum, Forum
Oct 06 Palestrina, Rome: St. Peter's, Vatican Museum
Oct 07 Rome: Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountaine, Palatine Hill, etc.
Oct 08 Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta, Naples
Oct 09 Pozzouli, Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta, Naples
Oct 10 Positano
Oct 11 Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii, Positano
Oct 12 Paestum, Positano
Oct 13 Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, night train
Oct 14 Taormina
Oct 15 Catania, Palermo, Trapani
Oct 16 all-day ferry, Tunis
Oct 17 Tunis, Thuburbo Majus, Zaghouan, Kairouan
Oct 18 Kairouan
Oct 19 Mactaris, Sufetula, Kairouan
Oct 20 Kairouan, Monastir, El Jem, Houmt Souk
Oct 21 Ajim, Medenine, Ksar Hadada, Tataouine
Oct 22 Ksar Ouled Soltane, Douirat, Chenini, Foum Tataouine, Matmata
Oct 23 Matmata, Douz, Chott El D'Jerid, Tozeur
Oct 24 Sidi Bouhlel, Chott El Gharsa, Tozeur
Oct 25 Chebika, Tamerza, Mides, Seldja Gorge, Tozeur
Oct 26 Sidi Bouhlel, Chott El D'Jerid, Tozeur
Oct 27 Chott El Gharsa, Chott El D'Jerid, Sidi Bouhlel, Tozeur
Oct 28 Chott El D'Jerid, Sidi Bouhlel, Tozeur
Oct 29 Dougga, Sidi Bou Said, La Marsa
Oct 30 La Marsa, Rome
Oct 31 Rome, Atlanta, Portland

©2001-2008 by Mitch Darby - all rights reserved.

Saludos, Amigos!

The following forty or so pages represent a trip I took during the fall of 2000. This was my first time out of the country - if you don't count a 2-day band trip to Victoria, B.C. in 1988 (I don't!).

I had long wanted to visit Europe and north Africa, but never had the means. My employer at the time, sponsored a yearly travel scholarship which I had entered and won. I based my itinerary (at left) partly on my entry and partly on places that I wanted to visit. I thought I'd have no trouble at all in attracting a friend or two to join me, but as it turned out, everyone I asked was either busy, broke, or otherwise unable to come along. Fortunately, my former roomate (I'll call him Eron - 'cos it's his name), had taken up residence in my starting country (The Netherlands) and was able to show me around for the first few days of my little excursion.

Portland, Oregon | My home at the time. Mt. Hood is on the horizon.

I was supposed to fly out from Portland on Delta (via Atlanta) on September 20th and arrive in Amsterdam at 8am the next day. However, since Delta doesn't know how to run their airline, I got passed off to United, who took me as far as Washington D.C. before passing me off to Air France ... who took me to Paris. So, without further ado... (hit the word "tomorrow" below!)

tomorrow >

Holland Germany Austria Italy Tunisia "We're mild and green ... and squeaky clean."