Yesterday was probably the worst day of our travels so far - worse than when we broke down, worse than when we've been stuck on narrow roads, worse than running out of water or LPG (which we use for cooking). We have been staying in Rome for a couple of days now, as I had … Continue reading Our Van Was Broken Into
We've only been in Italy for a few days, but we've already had an unforgettable experience - exploring an abandoned village. Just an hours drive outside of Torino (or Turin to us English folk), it was incredibly easy to get to, plenty of parking for motor homes and vans (like us!) and a proper road … Continue reading The Abandoned Village of Leri Cavour
We were in Spain from February until the end of April, with a brief trip through Portugal in March, and ending with two weeks in Catalonia to the east. I must admit that I hadn't been following the news very closely - I have limited internet on my phone and it is quickly used up … Continue reading A Tourist in Divided Catalonia
Caminito Del Rey is a famous walk, near Málaga in Spain, which has become a pretty popular tourist attraction. So popular in fact, that when we came to book two tickets for it a week in advance, it was already sold out! I did a bit of Googling and apparently tickets always sell out pretty … Continue reading Caminito Del Rey
Whilst I love travelling with all my heart, I have this feeling that I call travellers guilt. It has three facets to it: annoying tourism, travel privilege and the language barrier. Annoying Tourism It's a well known fact that tourists ruin things. Yes, they bring in money for local economies, but they can also bring … Continue reading Traveller’s Guilt
Over the 5 months that we've been travelling so far, myself and Ross have seen countless cathedrals and churches. We've walked round them, been inside them, and been under them (yay for crypts!). We've seen some extraordinary buildings, which inspire awe and faith, but the Sagrada Família in Baracelona, Catalonia, took our breaths away. We … Continue reading The Sagrada Família in Barcelona
Some of you may have an idea of our van set-up already from a couple of photos I've posted on my Instagram, or on Ross's Insta account, but I felt it was time to give a proper little tour of our home on wheels! I'm planning on doing a tour video on YouTube in May … Continue reading Tour of Victor the Van!
As some of you may know already, my partner Ross is an avid bird watcher and I like *attempting* to take photos of our feathery friends. This means that we go to a fair amount of national parks and nature reserves in the hope of seeing something new and exciting. And also because we just … Continue reading Vultures at Monfrägue National Park!
One thing that makes any trip stand out to me is the food! As our European van tour has a strict budget, it does mean that we don't really eat out very often - we try to limit it to once a month to fairly cheap but local food. Although saying that, I am also … Continue reading Supermarket Sweeps – French Edition
A few days ago, we crossed from Spain into the tiny British overseas territory of Gibraltar. I must admit that our main motivation for visiting was to nip into the Morrison's supermarket and splurge on home comforts! We had our passports out ready for the border, and joined the queue of cars waiting to get … Continue reading A Mini Britain in Spain?