My route has changed a lot.
From the beginning I wanted to do Limerick, Ireland to Stockholm, Sweden with stops in Holland, Spain, Italy, Germany, and many many more. The more I read into this(and visa laws), I found out that I cannot do it all. It's impossible.
Being a planner I want to plan everyday. I want to meet everyone, see everything, go everywhere. Again, that's impossible.
After many changes, I have finally come up with the route I have now. God help me.
Budapest-Bratislava-Vienna-Brno-Prague-Berlin // From Berlin to Copenhagen I hope to take a train. It'll be much faster and allow me to have more time in the cities and visiting cafes
Copenhagen-Oslo-Aarhus // This leg I will nickname "lots of ferries". And not the magical kind.
Hamburg-Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp-Brussels-Ghent-Knokke-Heist // The "prime biking capital of the world". And good beer and coffee.
Hull-York-Newcastle Upon Tyne-Edinburgh-Isle of Skye(person dream place to visit)-Glasgow-Cairnryan-Belfast-Dublin-Liverpool-Manchester-Sheffield-Birmingham-London-Dover // This is the "I'm trying to experience all of the British Isles in one go" part. Dream big, right?
Calais-??? // I want to end in Florence at La Marzocco. That is my goal. At this point in my trip I am fighting against the clock.
I have 90 days to spend in Europe excluding the British Isle(another reason I am spending a lot of time there). This means if when I step foot in England I have spent 45 days in Europe from Hungary to Belgium, the clock stops until I step foot in France, where I have another 45 days until I am an illegal immigrant. Woohoo!
If any of ya'll know any great cafes, peoples, or roasters in these cities I would love to chat! I am trying to get in contact with as many European coffee professionals as possible and any advice helps!
I leave for Europe June 5th. It's coming soon and I'm only kind of freaking out.