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Taking the tram: A commuter takes a picture of the couple in Budapest, Hungary.
When hungry, they grazed on street food, cafe fare and the occasional home-cooked meal.
Miss Bensen told MailOnline that the most memorable part of the trip was seeing iconic spaces such as the Parthenon in Greece at dawn and roaming around the ruins at Ephesus in Turkey.
The most challenging part, she added, was the 'lack of privacy and rest.'
Returning to Mark Twain's quote, it turned out that Miss Bensen and Dr Wilson did 'like' each other after traveling together.
Miss Bensen concluded, six months on: 'Jeff and I are still together and I would say that we have definitely have chemistry but it's a chemistry with a lot of depth to it.
'We're compatible on multiples levels: physical, emotional, spiritual, etc. That kind of compatibility doesn't come along every day, and we don't take it for granted.
'[Our trip] sure beat meeting for coffee.'