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The Hills are Alive!

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Leaving France and the cheese behind, we hopped over the border into the south of Germany near Freiburg. First to the Bodensee, better known to most Brits as Lake Constance (not sure why we English feel the need to rename…
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Altitude , Alpes and Alpothermia

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It was time to get back to Italy and make the necessary arrangements to get both myself and Vic home , back to sunny South Africa , the shipping arrangements had still not been confirmed , the collection point was…
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Tuscan Treasures

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With Victoria serviced it was time to leave Pisa and do some exploring . People speak so fondly of touring Tuscany , so I thought not to be influenced by others I would do the same but on a Vespa…
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Pisa , Pontedera and Piaggio

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I rode straight to the Pisa airport to meet my sister , I was met with tears , smiles and then laughter , me in my riding gear , reflective jacket and fluffy beard , my sister thought that a…
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Riding Rural

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It was time to bid farewell to the  coast of dreams , I had two days to get up to Pisa , my sister had made arrangements to fly in from the Uk to welcome Vic and I to the…
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Zambia

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Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε όλες τις φωτογραφίες απ’ τη Lusaka! Πατήστε εδώ για να δείτε όλες τις φωτογραφίες απ’ το Livingstone! Πως περνά έτσι ο καιρός εδώ στην Αφρική, ακόμα δεν μπορώ να το χωνέψω! Πριν λίγες μέρες γύρισα…
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Chapter 2:

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Hello again everyone Overlanddiaries have left Greece for good and as mention in previous posts we are joined by my Sister,(our  executive editor) Kleo and Leandros (my nephew ),the latest  future crew. We explored  parts of Italy as the second…
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Africa Calling

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Having arrived in Europe is both a triumph and a shock to the system. For the past two years we’ve explored the Earth’s faraway wild places with wonder and amazement. Every time we moved we were moving into the unknown,…
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Ancona, Marche, Italy 1/2014

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We had been playing Blog Tag with Rob and Nina Blackwell for months as we made our way across the US, shipped to Belgium, and proceeded to drive through Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Meanwhile, Rob & Nina…
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Vesuvio Volcano, Campania, Italy 1/2014

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Having spent a couple of days exploring the excavated ruins uncovered after the Vesuvio volcano wreaked its wrath on Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD, we felt obliged to see what this monster looked like up close. We made the…
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Herculaneum, Campania, Italy, 1/2014

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While nearly everyone has heard of the horrible tragedy of Pompeii, (If you haven’t, read our last blog.), several people had told us that the town of Herculaneum on the coast was equally astounding. Comparatively small with a population of…
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Pompeii, Campania, Italy 1/2014

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Heading south from Rome we were basically looking for a nice place to spend Gary’s birthday. The ancient city of Pompeii had always been on our list of areas to visit. Monika had been there with her parents many years…
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Rome #4, The City, Italy 1/2014

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There are a few Cities in the World that truly stand out; San Francisco, Istanbul, Beijing, London, St. Petersburg. Rome, living, breathing and constantly changing, saturated with history, much of it dating BC, is surely among them, but after the…
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Rome #3, The Forum, Italy 1/2014

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Aside from the Colosseum, the Forum is where all of Ancient Rome happened: Temples, market, craftsmen, debates, justice courts and even murders. Walking through the ruins that had been built, torn down, destroyed by earthquakes, rebuilt, vandalized, robbed, covered with…
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Rome #2, The Colosseum, Italy 1/2014

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Like the Vatican, there is only one. There are many sports arenas and coliseums in Italy, but there is only one “Colosseum”. Since the Middle Ages it has been a symbol of Rome, the Eternal City. It had been written,…
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Rome #1, The Vatican, Italy 1/2014

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As the saying goes,” Rome—a lifetime”. We didn’t have a lifetime so what to see in a few days? Of course the Colosseum, The Forum, maybe a few museums and the City itself. But above all, we wanted to see…
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Bomarzo Park, Lazio, Italy 1/2014

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An Italian fellow camper in Pisa suggested we’d visit Bomarzo, the Sacred Grove, on our way to Rome. Colloquially called the Park of the Monsters, it is located in the Province of Viterbo in northern Lazio, Italy. Quite extraordinary, the…
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Siena, Tuscany, Italy 12/2013

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On the way to Rome, Siena had never really been on Gary’s main wish list but so many people raved about it we had to check it out. Like Florence, there were a lot of things to see, so we…
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Florence, Tuscany, Italy 12/2013

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After our pleasant stay in San Gimignano, the romantic City of Florence, or as the Italians call it, “Firenze”, was actually out of our way, but with its reputation for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world,…
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Volterra, Tuscany, Italy 12/13

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Heading south out of the enchanting town of San Gimignano, we couldn’t resist a quick stop in Volterra to visit its Guarnacci Etruscan Museum, with thousands of funeral urns dating back to the Hellenistic and Archaic periods. Main attractions are…
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San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy 12/13

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Christmas 2013 We’re playing catch up again. In case you wondered where we were and what we did for Christmas, here’s a brief report. Leaving Pisa behind us we followed secondary roads through beautiful Tuscany of Italy. The scenery was…

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