Our European journey began on August 1, flying from Atlanta to Moscow. On October 30 we embarked on a transatlantic cruise arriving in Tampa on November 13. We boarded the ship with all our luggage and our two kids, our two e-bikes that we purchased in Germany. Today while visiting our final port (Funchal, Maderia, Portugal) in the EU, we got the necessary form stamped allowing us to get the VAT tax refund for our bicycle purchases. They needed to see the goods, so while we had the bikes off the ship a short ride around Funchal was in order.