I drove from our Cheimsee campsite, finally starting to feel more confident behind the wheel now! En route traffic was awful, but the journey was made more interesting by stopping to help a French festival hopper called Ben try and jump start his amazing camper (black with a skeleton bat). This was not a success, […]Read more "Munich"
We began our Germany journey by being properly searched at the border! The guy asked why we had so many broken phones (Alex’s paranoia not wanting to get rid) and asked what was in my jewellery box… um jewellery? Afterwards Alex commented that the guy searching the van had been hot but I was so scared I […]Read more "Cheimsee Lake"
SO HUNGOVER. Glad I didn’t drink more to be honest, Alex was definitely still drunk first thing as was mega happy. But we had to leave as were in a blue zone, had to get electric and most importantly had to get the gas! We headed to OBI the place that Clements had very kindly […]Read more "Austria – The Gassy Issue"
So we had to get up pretty early as we had parked in a gas station car park, but we were armed with our vignette! Must have been the most organised we have ever been to date. We drove to a nearby Lake in Austria with nil border issues and proceeded to chill. We went […]Read more "Austria – Vienna"
Me and Alex had a blow out argument, quite possibly caused by ?hangover / ?period but of course I would never admit that. Pretty much inevitable that we would argue after travelling for such a long time together, especially since we bicker anyway as per our relationship style! I felt a lot better afterwards though […]Read more "Vegans in Budapest"
Peters nan’s house is so huge and lovely! The garden has berry trees and lots of fruit and vegetables which provide the family with a lot of the food they eat. Living the dream, and can’t get any more organic than that! Peters mum made us a wonderful meat and veg dish, and his nan was […]Read more "‘Retreat’ then Budapest"
Arrived after a very long drive, and we got searched at the border for the first time!!! It was mega scary even though of course we didn’t have anything dodgy! The guy literally only looked briefly and I said excuse the mess, as it looked pretty lived in so I guess that’s all they wanted […]Read more "Hungary! Pecs and Lake Orfu to Lake Balaton"
We couldn’t pronounce it but we were damned sure going to go there anyway!!! So we drove to the outskirts of the capital city and found a car park 50 minutes away with water and electric!!! Looked like it was free on Sundays too and after investigating and not seeing anyone else pay that’s where […]Read more "To Libjuana and Lake Bled"
We have arrived in Slovenia!!! Breezing through the border once again! Our minimal prior reading told us that this would be a hidden gem, and it has not disappointed! It is much smaller than Italy, around the size of Wales in the UK – so we thought a week would be sufficient time for a […]Read more "S LOVE NIA – Caves to Capital City"
First things first, I went for a 5km run and nearly died from the 36degree 0800 heat! On a positive though I discovered we were actually not too far from Verona, result! We decided we should just take the plunge and walk into the centre to see a Roman Colosseum. The Arena Di Verona has […]Read more "Verona to Venice"
We awoke and took the walk into Florence (2 hours again), it was not as hot as Lyon but not exactly cool! En route we saw some Coypu’s – massive rat like creatures in the river!! We were weirded out by them as had never seen anything like them before but from our friend google […]Read more "Florence to Lake Garda/Monte Baldo"
We awoke in this Ideallic spot…. However noticed there were a few ants inside the van… It turned out the ants nest that Alex had spied yesterday obviously was not as nice as our van. I did yoga and healing meditation whilst Alex did his best to get rid of the ants and assess the […]Read more "Ants in Our Pants!!!"
We sailed through the driving border, not being stopped again! Driving along the coastal towns to Genoa we found that Italy driving is actually crazy! There are mopeds everywhere and they rule the roost!! After driving a while Alex’s relentless high had run out and we were lagging, so we stopped at LIDL and bought […]Read more "Imperia to the Mountains"
Anyway I divulge… we decided that we would go to another area in search of a mountain I felt happy to climb. Again we picked a random spot on the map with a lake and greenery and there we stopped for the night, wow was it beautiful 🙂 We had a chill day and a […]Read more "French Alps – Part 2 – Nice"
So we drove to Grenoble that evening, and this was when I looked on BBC news for the first time in ages, we saw the details of the terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert Manchester :(! I felt such compassion for the victims and their families! There was even a board on our French […]Read more "French Alps – Part 1"
On our journey we had FINALLY found a proper supermarket! We had googled where was best to go and the best price and ‘Auchran’ had come up in our search prior. So when I saw one I shouted “GO THERE!” to Alex as I do very quickly, making him crap himself and then turn. We […]Read more "The journey to Lyon"
So, we turned our attention to the issue of getting into Paris for my half marathon tour for 0700 on a Saturday… We eventually decided we would book a campsite nearby to save the stress of trying to find parking and scout out a route to the tours start point in Central Paris (Pont Neuf). […]Read more "Paris & RunRun Tour & beyond"
So the day we had been waiting for had finally come!!! After spending a few weeks catching up with friends and family – we were off!!!!! I think it actually FINALLY sank in what we were about to embark on!!! After a lovely stopover in Dover the night prior, we arrived in Dunkirk 1100 French […]Read more "France – Dunkirk to Saint-Firmin"
Don’t know what I’m doing but doing it anyway.. Completely new to this whole blogging thing. Initially thought would be a great idea to document our journey, then started researching potentially making a living from it – finding infinite pages with a plethora of information. I started to feel scared and inadequate with no […]Read more "First blog post – Our Story"