Category Archives: Van stuff

On the painted monastery trail

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

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Belgrade and beyond

After the prettiness of Ljubljana and the refurbished refinement of old Zagreb, Belgrade is care-worn and world-weary. Dirty, hectic, blisteringly hot, but with the vibe of a great city waiting to emerge and face another day too. Would we have … Continue reading

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Vanfettling

With probably somewhere north of 50,000km under the van’s wheels over the last year and a quarter, there’s a few jobs been waiting for suitable facilities, and for some parts to be sourced. Finally, everything landed in one place, and … Continue reading

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From new friends to old

Some very good friends of ours, Louis and Ana, together with their kids, Reg and Romi, have been spending every summer for years back in Ana’s homeland of Croatia. They’ve been telling us how wonderful it is, but until this … Continue reading

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One of the best so Hvar

The queue for the ferry to the island of Hvar found the van parked next to an icecream café, a good way to while away the minutes to departure. As we boarded the boat though, there was a last minute … Continue reading

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Out on a limb

Before leaving Dubrovnik, we’d managed to knock off the elusive items from our shopping list – and the tyre pump was most certainly needed, since we’ve managed to pick up a lively slow puncture on one front tyre. Sod’s law, … Continue reading

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Onwards to Durmitor

Once Kotor disappeared from view, we headed across the mountains (yes, yet again) via what looked like a simple route that cut a corner, avoiding Podgorica. The reality, of course, was slightly different – and the simple route was a … Continue reading

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