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France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland and home

France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland and home

So as I said previously the plan was to make steady progress home, the problem with that is as soon as you leave the South of France it gets colder, I don’t like cold!We also to begin with decided to stay in bigger cities in case my Guzzi needed to go to the...
Italia and into France

Italia and into France

We stayed in Palermo two days and did a lot of walking exploring the old town, there are some amazing bits of Architecture and history but I’m afraid its a bit dirty and down at heel, the heat makes some of the city’s less appealing smells more pungent. From a tourist...
Home to Dubrovnik

Home to Dubrovnik

We left home Thursday, referendum day after Fiona finished work and blasted down to Durham our culinary needs refreshed by what I though was a bizarrely placed Indian restaurant at a service station on the A1. No dramas and up the following morning to find out...
Fellow Overlanders

Fellow Overlanders

This was another unexpected publish from the L.I.F.E (Litle Indian Family of Explorers) our companions and friends through the Nepal earthquake. We met the Baid Family on line while we were trying to organise our China crossing. A crazy dream that Anad  (the...
France

France

01-2005/12-2010 France and its ex-colonies. I know that for most of the people that visit France the number one destination is the cosmopolitan Paris. That wasn’t the case for me. I first stepped my foot into French territory in the Caribbean, when I visited Guadalupe...
Carribbean Lifestyle in Kenya?

Carribbean Lifestyle in Kenya?

As many international overlanding families are connected via facebook (especially through the Facebook group “International Overland Families”), for a long time we had planned to meet the “Dacaluf” and “KUMP” families from France....
The Pyrenees

The Pyrenees

We headed out late at 11 am north again towards the Pyrenees in France. We planned out route to cross Andorra for country number 43! We had the perfect storm and over 2 hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic thru Andorra. It is a Saturday and the cross border shoppers are...
South in France

South in France

The weather has not improved much as we headed south from Lyon it got worse and worse. We plotted a course to Gordes southeast of Avignon using the secondary roads. We did not stop at Vienne as planned since seeing Roman ruins in the pouring rain is no fun. We...
Lyon France

Lyon France

Franck had big plans for us for our sightseeing visit to Lyon. It did involve quite a bit of good food and wine. The first order of the day in France is get the bread for dinner!! We did spend one day touring Lyon, but on the way we stopped in Trevoux to admire the...
Door het midden van Frankrijk

Door het midden van Frankrijk

Opnieuw zijn we in La Belle France. In het begin van onze reis zijn we hier begonnen en via de westkust van Frankrijk naar Portugal gereden. Nadat we in Spanje zijn geweest, zijn we via Zuid Frankrijk naar Italië gegaan. En toen we uit de UK kwamen, zijn we via Parijs...
Spain to Morocco

Spain to Morocco

After an amazing night out with Kevin and Heike we got up in the morning feeling a little worse for wear. We packed up at a slow pace and said goodbye to the residents in the camp site. They seem to spend winters in Spain and then head back home for the summer. All...
Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

Home. After a mad dash across Italy and France, I can finally stop and draw breath. The problem was that, as ever, there was not enough time. There never is. Every place we travelled through, we went slower, stayed longer than we had time for. And it still wasn’t slow...
Onward We Go!

Onward We Go!

Keeping posts coming with the regularity that you, our valued readers, deserve can be quite difficult at times. In my defense (Rebecca), we’ve been on the road consistently for the last few weeks and have been drinking and relaxing on the Med with friends, which is...
The Hills are Alive!

The Hills are Alive!

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 places in our own language, when the locals...