Code:
C:\Documents and Settings\zr1>tracert www.google.com

Tracing route to www.l.google.com [64.233.167.147]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1  2210 ms   751 ms   572 ms  68.28.185.5
  2   682 ms   699 ms  2320 ms  68.28.177.12
  3   474 ms   607 ms   375 ms  68.28.179.54
  4   602 ms   720 ms   652 ms  68.28.179.6
  5     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  6     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  7   461 ms  1011 ms   671 ms  68.28.179.97
  8     *      492 ms   808 ms  68.28.179.17
  9   859 ms  2071 ms   809 ms  sl-gw10-kc-1-0.sprintlink.net [160.81.107.13]
 10   585 ms   830 ms   416 ms  sl-bb21-kc-14-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.23.73]
 11  2069 ms   821 ms   376 ms  sl-bb22-chi-8-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.20.128]

 12   534 ms   860 ms  2024 ms  sl-st21-chi-13-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.20.91]

 13   988 ms  1269 ms   842 ms  sl-st20-chi-1-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.8.102]
 14   986 ms  1362 ms   838 ms  sl-franc2-3-0.sprintlink.net [144.223.241.46]
 15   985 ms   985 ms   930 ms  Google-EU-Customers-3.GW.opentransit.net [193.25
1.249.30]
 16  3580 ms   793 ms   656 ms  216.239.46.14 
 17   533 ms   935 ms  2221 ms  64.233.175.42
 18   771 ms   621 ms   926 ms  64.233.167.147

Trace complete.
I'm assuming sl-franc2-3-0.sprintlink.net is in france, and Google-EU is europe.

I am in Houston, Texas and did the traceroute any pdanet.

I wonder why sprint routes through europe?

I'm curious to know what the route looks like for the rest of you.