Dan hadn’t been to the Baltics yet so we popped into Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania after Russia. Then we spent two weeks in Poland (which wasn’t enough). Our end mark was the Balkans, so we made a short detour through Ukraine and then headed down through Slovakia and Hungary into Romania, and then through Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, and Albania.
Finally we visited a friend in Bulgaria, which was a bit of a detour because we had flights leaving from Croatia.
After all that, we needed to find a place to settle down for a while, and we chose Norway! Now we’re living in a log cabin up in the mountains, with plans to continue to travel around a lot as well – as all Norwegians do!