16 May 2006 to 4 May 2007
No. of Days
Countries Visited
Distance travelled
11,964 miles


A selection of highlights from a diverse and fascinating part of Europe.


Follow Michael's route through Eastern Europe with our immersive and interactive map.


New Europe was very much a people-focussed journey. So many countries in such a small area and all different and distinctive. Basil's photography catches all the uniqueness of a part of Europe steeped in history and a multitude of cultures and traditions.

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New Europe Book and DVD

Breathing in Eastern Europe's rich history, exquisite sights and talking to its diverse peoples, Michael fills what has been a void in his own experience and that of many others.