What’s this blog, then?
This blog’s about our life on the open road.
Who are we? Adrian and Ellie and a big red campervan.
Where are we? We’re on the road. Somewhere. Or will be, soon.
Where are we going? Ask us tomorrow or the next day.
Where have we been, and what have we done? That’s what this blog’s about.
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- By Country – Germany (1)
- By Country – Hungary (4)
- By Country – Italy (33)
- By Country – Macedonia (8)
- By Country – Montenegro (9)
- By Country – Poland (4)
- By Country – Portugal (10)
- By Country – Romania (15)
- By Country – Serbia (5)
- By Country – Slovakia (1)
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- By Country – Tunisia (28)
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- Officialdom stuff (8)
- Personal stuff (84)
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- Travel stuff (141)
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- Van stuff (40)
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Category Archives: Personal stuff
Once there was carefree laughter red sandals worn on a summer day your hopes and dreams for the future in your heart Your daughter by your side You carefully painted your names on your suitcases and packed your best things … Continue reading
There is a town in south western Poland, about 70km from Kraków, called Oświęcim. When the Nazis invaded in 1939, they found a barracks complex there that would become very useful to them, with its good rail links from the … Continue reading
When we got to Budapest, our first priority was to locate a dentist – the toothache that’d started to gently nag was becoming difficult to ignore. The staff at the campsite were helpful – not only did they recommend a … Continue reading
Back in the mid-eighties, I read a magazine article about the plight of Romanians under Ceaușescu. I remember being shocked by the state control over the most personal aspects of people’s lives. In reality families couldn’t afford or find available … Continue reading
After we left Fundu Moldovei, we had to face the best kind of dilemma – which gloriously beautiful mountain pass route to take into the Maramureș region? Do we head over the Prislop Pass, which takes us through tiny villages … Continue reading
The lure of seeing Romania’s treasured painted monasteries took us to Southern Bucovina in the northwest of Moldavia (not to be confused with Moldova, which is a separate country to the east). These lands were long subject to the threat … Continue reading
After a night spent camped in the garden of the very nice B&B run by Rudi and Ella (yep, more Dutch), chatting with Richard – an East German-born biker, whose childhood holidays had been spent in then-Communist Yugoslavia and Romania … Continue reading
The first real place west of Brașov is Făgăraș, but our attempt to avoid it altogether didn’t quite work. One minor fuel-level-related marital later, we found the petrol station which had eluded us for the entire stretch of the DN1 … Continue reading
The campsite at Bucharest sits in woods to the north of the city, a very pleasant and clearly affluent area – there’s a large US embassy building just down the road, together with a massive shopping centre full of western-brand … Continue reading