Monthly Archives: December 2013

Coast to Coast

Cabo da Roca (Portugal), 08.12.2013

The Eurasian land mass spans approx. 13.000 km as the crow flies from Vladivostok, Russia, to the westernmost tip of Portugal at Cabo da Roca. From here further to the west, New England, Long Island and New York City are pretty much the next stops. Today I reached this point after 29.000km by car in 72 days. Net of the “take it easy” days back in Europe, it took me around 50-55 days to cross the two continents. Continue reading

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Encore! To Lisbon

Lisbon (Portugal), 01.12.2013

At 05:30 in the morning a crying baby woke me up, shortly after the sibling joined in, and the morning in casa Wit started. The previous night my friend Alex and I had celebrated my return the Spanish way: with two bottles of wine, some delicious almejas, tender carabineros, a juicy steak and several chupitos of licor de hierbas at the end, at what is probably the best seafood bar in town. For the first time in months I woke up with no headache after that much alcohol. Welcome back to Madrid! Continue reading

Final destination: Madrid

Madrid (Spain), 27.11.2013

As much as I tried to postpone this moment, this afternoon I had to get back into the car for the last time on this journey, push the “start/stop” button, and get on the road for the last leg of Eurasia 2013. Shortly after lunchtime I slowly drove out of the garage on the Paseo de Colón into the bright sunshine of this cold november day, and left Barcelona. Continue reading