On our previous Motorhome adventure in 2017 we did not get on with Italy, I don’t really know why, perhaps it was so early in the year or that in the south it seemed everyone wanted to rip you off. Or just maybe we had fallen in love with Spain and Italy was not in the running. Here we are, in 2020 a new normal and Italy is fantastic! So what has changed? As you know we … [Read more...] about Viva Italia!
Musings on Coronavirus travel. Looking at the news back home in the UK and Ireland, we can see that people are excited to be be allowed travel and for the motorhomers among you get back on the road. Looking back on our last four months we can say that coronavirus has changed the world of travel completely. When we arrived in Turkey on March 7th, we had heard of the … [Read more...] about Home thoughts from abroad.
Serbia land of contrasts we've been here for only a week and been able to travel around and seen some amazing sights. Plus, we've had rain like you'd never see in the UK or Ireland even. After transiting Bulgaria, we arrived at Nis spending a couple of nights in the town. The people we had met were very friendly and welcoming. Katherine and James were still with us. After … [Read more...] about The Big Split
We are now technically illegal here in Turkey our Visa expired last week and still await news that the border is again open. The latest we have is that Turkey has open the borders for people to drive in but as yet the Greeks are waiting until the 15th to formally announce what they are going to do. We are ever hopeful and are leaving this coming Tuesday to head for the Greek … [Read more...] about Light or an oncoming train
Goodbye, Adieu, Slan, Güle güle, a Farewell to Sundance and moving on. After 10 weeks our lockdown adventure at Sundance camp is came to an end and we have flown the nest. Our last week was both sad and uplifting, as our lockdown community departed and at the end it was just two vans Karen and I, and James and Katherine. It is surprising how a bunch of disparate people … [Read more...] about Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
We have now entered our tenth week staying at Sundance Camp near Kemer having arrived on the 21st of March and are in the middle of a four day curfew, essentially a lockdown on steroids so not allowed leave the campsite let alone head for Durham. We are now becoming a little stir crazy and the time is coming we must plan to leave regardless. The country is opening up next week … [Read more...] about Keystone Kops
Our ninth week at Sundance has brought something new, heat lots and lots of heat, seemingly the hottest May days in 75 years. As I write in the shade of the bar area drinking ‘Cay’ odd that a hot drink can cool you down, it is 38 degrees in the shade. The van is like oven and to top it off though site is on the sea and we have a river flowing through it. We are not allowed into … [Read more...] about So Dammm Hot! Diesel-gate and other stories.
We are now in our eighth week here at Sundance Camp and as Turkey is starting to lift some of the Coronavirus restrictions. Local people are now starting to come and stay on the site, and as the restrictions continue to lift the site will fill up. The proposed date for lifting all restrictions is the 1st of June, our hopes were that we would be able make our way to the … [Read more...] about Hopes Dashed
When we started off in January to see parts of the world that would be new to us and go off the beaten track. Elddis had given us a brand-new Encore 250 and we were so pleased that they had improved the 2020 version on the already great one we had taken to Spain in 2016. As they say it is all the little things I will be doing a full review of the van later! Our plan was to … [Read more...] about Now for something completely different.