Many people may book a Topdeck tour months or even a year in advance. Given my circumstance, I didn’t have that luxury and the doctor advised to just go for the first 2 weeks, not the full 5 weeks. At the start of the second week, I felt like I was keeping the fatigue at bay and could manage it, so asked if I could stay on for 4 weeks. I would still miss the final week as I would have to get back to Manchester for my 6month catch-up with my neurosurgeon, Dr Karabatsou. The amazing team at Topdeck helped me facilitate this and we continued on after Rome (what was meant to be the end of my two weeks), and I stayed with the group continuing to Greece where we kicked on with 3 days of sailing the Greek Islands.
The month of travelling around Europe were some of the best days I could have imagined, and was exactly what I needed to help me recover. Some people joined, others left, but we always had around 40 people on the tour bus and at each camp site. Everyone got along so well and it just made for an extraordinary 4 weeks of travelling Europe. The places we visited are below, not including the 5th week where I was back in Manchester.
Top 3 cities – Dubrovnik (Croatia), Budapest (Hungary) and Florence (Italy)
Country for the best food – hands down, Italy
Most memorable moments – the sunset at Dubrovnik (Croatia) and sailing in Greece
See the last few locations on our trip below for the adventures of my favourite cities/towns.
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