I always used to feel a looming fear when I realised that I needed new swimwear. As a slightly pudgy teenager, I'd hate going into shops and seeing every angle of how "bad" every swimming costume, bikini and tankini looked on me in those mirrors. I used to spend hours looking in shops, and in … Continue reading A Fear of Swimwear
As we headed towards the old fortified town, I couldn't get the board game Carcasonne out of my head. I had images of cute medieval buildings and cobbled streets and surprisingly, I was spot on! We first had a big walk up to the town's walls. We had parked the van half an hour away … Continue reading The Real Carcassonne
I am a long time fan of the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. I've dreamed of seeing her artwork ever since I did a big project about her for my GCSE art award. I couldn't believe my luck when I happened to see an advert for a Frida Kahlo exhibition in Milan! The exhibition was … Continue reading A Frida Kahlo Exhibition in Milan!
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!