It seems a lifetime ago but we left Italy in early August as the 38 degree heat defeated us, and we were scheduled to meet with Karen’s brother for his 70th so we headed for France but had skipped a few places on our bucket list. We have damaged the water tank on ‘Buster’ and Elddis have arranged for a replacement to be shipped down for us to a dealer near Lucca where we can … [Read more...] about Italy Revisited, Portofino and Cinque Terre
Blogday Sunday and it’s hammering it down, along with thunder and lightning as well as we sit in Buster on the coast at Finale Ligure. We have been here before, the previous time staying on the campsite up the road, not spotting this €10 aire until too late. So, obviously this time we knew where to head, and given the time of year (later in the season) we hoped it would be … [Read more...] about Bonjour to Buongiorno
After a relatively quiet week last week in Switzerland, this has been a positively whirlwind run through France this week. We departed Les Rousses and headed south towards Lyon. and after a few hours stopped at a small vineyard, it was in Park4Night, but there was no one home when we arrived so we sort of just parked up on a pitch. It turns out it was a France Passion … [Read more...] about Belle France?? Masque Obligatoire!
Sunday morning rose, bring with it a great view of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, the sun shining brightly over the many vineyards in the area. We had arrived at Steve and Sinead’s the night before and of course the wine had flowed, along with a real treat for me- a couple of glasses of port. If I loved them before I loved them even more when they produced the bottle of my … [Read more...] about A Swiss Delight.
Business to business, in previous working life speech, or for us in now in MH world, Bra to Barolo. Well actually it was C 2 B, as we left the coast of Finale Ligure (all sets of keys firmly intact and hanging where they should) as we headed off on the Monday in thunder, lightning and heavy rain for an inland town called Cuneo. Why, you might ask, but for us it was why not. We … [Read more...] about B 2 B
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!
Gelato, pizza, pasta, Aperol Spritz, Peroni, Birra Moretti, ruins, medieval hilltop towns, style, fashion, beautiful people. Shocking roads, even worse drivers, unlit tunnels, collapsible bridges, Grimaldi Line Ferries. All the above are Italian and some are excellent and some are just awful and I think we all know which is which out of the above. We started with an … [Read more...] about All That’s Italian
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.
As we sit on this Tuesday evening on a campsite in Halkidiki, with the smells of Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria meat fest food cooking all around us we wonder whether we are in Greece. Then our food baby bellies rumble from the lovely fresh fish-dorado and calamari, Greek salad and tzatziki we had for lunch along with the beautiful azure blue waters and we know we are very firmly … [Read more...] about A Postcard from Greece