This is the story of a 6,500-km / 4,000-mile trail of footprints from Istanbul to Edinburgh, via moor, plain, and mountain, through storms and cities, joys and agonies, by mid-day sun and dark of night.  I hope you find it interesting, and maybe even useful; and if, like me, you find yourself imagining a second (crazier) chapter, please see http://walkthewest.wordpress.com/, which describes my subsequent walk across North America.