I've made it another halfway around the world. Sofia, Bulgaria. Adventure Part 1 completed, Adventure Part 2 just beginning. Starting here in Sofia, I'll head around Bulgaria and some of the former Yugoslavia countries, scoot North to Poland, Ukraine, Czech, then cross through Germany to the Netherlands. I leave from Amsterdam on July 5.
The guiding principles for Adventure Part 2 are:
1. Go where my friends are
2. Go where my friends have suggested I go
3. Go to Ukraine for a little bit at least
4. Go where people might appreciate the tourism
All that said, I am much less prepared for Adventure Part 2. I hardly read up on history or language or anything. Given my tendency towards eggheadedness, maybe a bit of winging it would do me some good.