Why bother with all these cities?…
…when it seems so much of the life of Europe is outside them?
Since putting up the draft itinerary a last week, Philip, Aoife, Joe, Claudia, and other folks have sent in lots of comments—on the blog, in email, in conversation—wondering why we're having me focus on cities so much.
A few days on, and the lads and I still feel pretty good about the itinerary. There’s still tweaking to do of course. Are there places I’m missing? Plenty. Is the itinerary city-focused? Yup.
But we’re focusing on cities, for a couple of reasons:
By focusing around the cities, we’re thinking that I can get clued in on what’s happening outside them as well, and then can train out, hang for a while, meet travelers and locals, etc.—take in more of that Europe lifeblood. There’s lots in the cities, but there’s much outside them too. And hopefully I’ll get plenty of each.
That’s my thought anyway. But I could be wrong. Am I? Let me know.