We leave France tomorrow to board our cruise ship back to the U.S. I thought it would be fun to record some stats from Fledgling Flâneurs 2022 (so far):

  • Guests who stayed with us: 17, plus The Weez for the summer
  • Countries visited: 10[1]
  • Apartments: 6[2]
  • Rental car fiascos: 2
  • Time zones: 3
  • Foreign currencies used: 4
  • Plane trips within Europe: 6
  • Bodies of water by boat: 5[3]
  • Bodies of water by train: 1 (English Channel)
  • Islands visited: 8[4]
  • Slices of flan nature consumed by Shel: > 30

I’ll try to add more if/as they occur to me.


[1] Italy, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (very briefly), Montenegro, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Greece, England and France. We will add Spain and Portugal on our cruise.

[2] Seven, if you count the dump we started out with in Dublin.

[3] Adriatic Sea, Irish Sea, Ligurian Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Saronic Gulf.

[4] Aegina, Britain, Inis Mor, Ireland, Isle of Skye, Naxos, Santorini and Sicily.