Hi from Rick: My “Early Release” 2019 Tours Are Here!
About a quarter of the way through my 100-day trip to Europe, I’m crossing the border from France into Spain and I come upon an abandoned border station. Covered in graffiti and smothered in old travel memories — I just have to stop, get out, and reminisce. Peeking into the window, I’m surprised to see an old exchange board that lists pesetas and francs — a time warp from before 2002, when the euro replaced most local currencies in Europe.
I'm so glad borders and walls are out of fashion in Europe. The many proud nations of Europe don't always get along, but they have learned to respect each other quite impressively — and they recognize that an "after you" attitude (rather than "me first") makes it possible for diversity and peace to flourish… Read more