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THE END OF THE ROAD

THE END OF THE ROAD

THE END OF THE ROAD Well! Eventually it all had to come to an end didn’t it? Our long road trip starting in January 2012 in Cape Town South Africa has, with some breaks in between, come to a finale some 60,000kms (over some pretty bad roads at times) and 21 months...
Lithuania

Lithuania

Vilnius Lithuania   We were blessed with perfect weather of 28*C throughout our all too brief sojourne through Lithuania- but we have to keep moving unfortunately. Sunset over the lake at Ignalina Lithuania Lithuania strikes as somewhat wealthier and more...
Latvia

Latvia

Latvian flag Latvia is obviously a lot poorer and still has much further to move from it’s Communist era days than its neighbours Estonia and Lithuania, but for all that was fascinating! Marianne was sure she liked all the old hideous Socialist concrete apartment...
Estonia

Estonia

Estonia July 2013 A fairly short ferry trip (21/2 hours) brought us from Helsinki to Talinn Estonia and our first glimpse of the Baltic countries. Talinn “Old Town” on a fine afternoon was a delight to walk around for a few hours. Fairly quiet with just a few tourists...
Finland

Finland

Finland July 2013 There are a few things to be said about the Finns: They speak and write a language which might as well be Ethiopian as far as we are concerned? (Fortunately the younger ones speak reasonable English in general). Signs are very difficult to read and...
Sweden

Sweden

Sweden 11th July 2013 Sweden ! We were a little sorry to leave Denmark behind as (in the rain again),we trundled over yet another mighty bridge (the Oresund Bridge between Denmark & Sweden – Europe’s longest at 7.85km). Paying about AUD$70 toll for the privilege...
Denmark

Denmark

Denmark 25th – 30th June 2013   Well Denmark is a lovely country! The first thing that struck us was how friendly the Danes were and how most of them can speak English – which makes life easier. Many came up to talk to us once they saw our Land Rover- which is a...
Belgium, Holland & Germany

Belgium, Holland & Germany

Belgium, Holland & Germany 19th June – 25th June Huge German campground near Emden Well, regretfully it has been rather a flying visit through these countries mainly because the weather deteriorated near Boulogne sur Mer in France and it has hardly stopped raining...
France- Brittany & Normandy

France- Brittany & Normandy

France Brittany & Normandy 25 June 2013 Vive la France! Hard to say why, but we love France? Even worth getting slightly “crook” on the overnight Irish Ferry from Rosslare to Roscoff in France. Marianne starting to feel a bit “off” on the Irisk Ferry from Rosslare...
Northern Ireland and Eire

Northern Ireland and Eire

Ireland 14/6/2013 Fishing boat returning at Dingle Co Galway. Tin Can’s on the water again! After a bit of interest from the coppers and Customs at the Scottish port (more about our trip than anything  as a quick glance in the back of the Land Rover satisfied them...
Scotland

Scotland

SCOTLAND 2/6/2013 Ayr A Scottish Loch Who can complain about Scottish weather? Everything else about the place is stunning! Besides we are getting used to the cold and occasional wet –and during the odd sunny breaks the scenery was magnifiscent. After great...
Norfolk, Yorkshire and the Lake District

Norfolk, Yorkshire and the Lake District

22nd May 2013 Lake District Cumbria There is a reason England is green. It rains a little from time to time. Particularly in the coldest, wettest Spring since 1979- just to welcome us. Even floods encountered across the roads in Cumbria a few days ago which even Tin...
Europe – the final leg

Europe – the final leg

19th October Bedfordshire UK Kms Travelled : 36,503 Well, due to popular demand from many readers who have contacted us to enquire what happened after we left Turkey and where we are, here is a final brief summary of the 5,745kms and 5 weeks spent travelling through...
TURKEY

TURKEY

Gallipoli 13/9/2012 Kilometres travelled: 30,639 Well the good ship Nikolay Konarev finally loaded our vehicles amongst 65 huge Turkish trucks and set sail for Mersin Turkey at 3.00am in the morning of Friday 1st September- 5 days after we first arrived in Port Said...

EGYPT

13/8/12 Aswan Egypt Temperature in shade: 48*C Total KMS travelled so far: 26,328 (No change from the last post as Tin Can remains stuck on a barge in Wadi Halfa Sudan the last 5 days). Allah u Akbar! We have arrived in the land of the Pharoes! Allah is indeed...
SUDAN

SUDAN

8/8/12 Wadi Halfa Sudan Temperature in shade: 49*C Total KMS travelled so far: 26,328 Wherethefukawe? Well, at last we were about to test all the views from just about anybody with an opinion and who has listened to the Media, that travelling to Sudan was “on the...
Ethiopia # 2

Ethiopia # 2

27/7/12 Gondar Ethiopia KMS travelled 23,156 With Marianne recovering in bed at Paradise Lodge, with little to do the second day I teamed up with a retired Swedish diplomat, Carl Jungen, who was in Arba Minch in an unofficial capacity trying to achieve the release of...
ETHIOPIA

ETHIOPIA

16/7/12 Arba Minch Total KMS travelled so far: 22,520 ETHIOPIA “You! You! You!” Who knows what silly Westerner first taught Ethiopian kids the word “you”, but that has become the catch cry at high pitch whenever they see a “farange” or foreign vehicle! We know that in...

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