Europe Trip

User: chunk2017
Dates: 19 Oct 2017 - 18 Jan 2018
Duration: 3 months

Our Europe road trip

Thursday 18 Jan 2018 19:32

Staying at the camper shop place for two nights outside the city

Posted: Jan. 18, 2018, 5:32 p.m.

Thursday 18 Jan 2018 12:21

Driving tour of the city

Posted: Jan. 18, 2018, 10:21 a.m.

Thursday 18 Jan 2018 10:50

After getting rescued we visited the protected marshlands but didn’t venture all the way to the end for fear of getting stuck again!

Posted: Jan. 18, 2018, 8:50 a.m.

Thursday 18 Jan 2018 8:45

Stuck in the mud, after failed attempts to dig ourselves out in the rain last night...

Posted: Jan. 18, 2018, 6:45 a.m.

Wednesday 17 Jan 2018 17:40

Driving by beautiful Mt Olymbos

Posted: Jan. 17, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Wednesday 17 Jan 2018 15:10

Mac n cheese cooking stop

Posted: Jan. 17, 2018, 1:10 p.m.

Tuesday 16 Jan 2018 18:50

After two roads being closed for snow we are now in a town near meteora

Posted: Jan. 16, 2018, 4:50 p.m.

Tuesday 16 Jan 2018 16:25

Very beautiful snowy and rainy drive through windy mountain roads

Posted: Jan. 16, 2018, 2:25 p.m.

Tuesday 16 Jan 2018 15:17

Ikea hot dog stop! 🌭🍟🥤

Posted: Jan. 16, 2018, 1:17 p.m.

Tuesday 16 Jan 2018 14:09

Visiting the Oracle

Posted: Jan. 16, 2018, 12:09 p.m.

Sunday 14 Jan 2018 21:29

Checked into a lovely little place

Posted: Jan. 14, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Sunday 14 Jan 2018 17:17

Taking a beautiful route through the mountains

Posted: Jan. 14, 2018, 3:17 p.m.

Sunday 14 Jan 2018 15:16

Arrived in Greece 🇬🇷 and leaving our lovely cabin behind

Posted: Jan. 14, 2018, 1:16 p.m.

Saturday 13 Jan 2018 20:03

Time for the next ferry ⛴

Posted: Jan. 13, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Saturday 13 Jan 2018 16:06

Nap time for a sick Louis in McDonald’s car park

Posted: Jan. 13, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Saturday 13 Jan 2018 13:43

We found the pretty bit of the coast 😃

Posted: Jan. 13, 2018, 12:43 p.m.

Saturday 13 Jan 2018 13:18

Beach route, slightly spoiled by an ugly train track

Posted: Jan. 13, 2018, 12:18 p.m.

Saturday 13 Jan 2018 10:52

An abandoned mall but with three shops still open, very bizarre!

Posted: Jan. 13, 2018, 9:52 a.m.

Friday 12 Jan 2018 20:44

Parking near a little cabin community with cabin post office police station etc (we assume relocated from the earthquake)

Posted: Jan. 12, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

Friday 12 Jan 2018 18:26

Clearly been a big weather incident as every road was closed and covered in boulders! I was official boulder remover but then they got too big!

Posted: Jan. 12, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Friday 12 Jan 2018 15:34

Driving through the national park

Posted: Jan. 12, 2018, 2:34 p.m.

Friday 12 Jan 2018 14:44

Quick stop in Spoleto

Posted: Jan. 12, 2018, 1:44 p.m.

Thursday 11 Jan 2018 20:13

Parked with lots of other campers

Posted: Jan. 11, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Thursday 11 Jan 2018 18:06

After 20 hours and no sleep (for me anyway, Louis slept like a baby) we are in a dark and rainy Italy 🇮🇹

Posted: Jan. 11, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Wednesday 10 Jan 2018 22:15

After just over a month we are now leaving Spain

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Wednesday 10 Jan 2018 11:28

Walking to Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor, amazing views from Jesus’ feet at the top

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

Tuesday 9 Jan 2018 15:37

Arrived in Barcelona

Posted: Jan. 9, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Tuesday 9 Jan 2018 1:01

Late night arrival at a quiet side street to sleep after eating and WiFi working at KFC

Posted: Jan. 9, 2018, 12:01 a.m.

Monday 8 Jan 2018 16:35

Driving through desert and snow at the same time, quite bizarre!

Posted: Jan. 8, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Monday 8 Jan 2018 14:56

More snow!

Posted: Jan. 8, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

Monday 8 Jan 2018 11:12

Leaving Ourense 😞 it’s been snowing further east (bad pic due to only having selfie mode)

Posted: Jan. 8, 2018, 10:12 a.m.

Friday 5 Jan 2018 15:00

Back in Ourense and we caught a fab firework display over the river Mino

Posted: Jan. 5, 2018, 2 p.m.

Thursday 4 Jan 2018 17:01

Trip back to the Roman Thermas at Bande (pic from sunrise on our previous visit)

Posted: Jan. 4, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

Monday 1 Jan 2018 17:06

Back in Ourense - indoor van repairs, games night and champagne in the van for New Year’s Day

Posted: Jan. 1, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Monday 1 Jan 2018 14:55

No good for us but beautiful valley area similar to our first fav place in Spain - we had a bit of a worry we would run out of petrol and get stuck there!

Posted: Jan. 1, 2018, 1:55 p.m.

Monday 1 Jan 2018 12:21

Back to our fav place from yesterday - given a guided tour by the owner but sadly not to be

Posted: Jan. 1, 2018, 11:21 a.m.

Sunday 31 Dec 2017 19:49

City to stop for New Years - nice meal, bubbly and local tradition of grapes as the clock ticked down 🥂🍇

Posted: Dec. 31, 2017, 6:49 p.m.

Sunday 31 Dec 2017 18:21

Property near Rubian - last one of the day and we really liked it

Posted: Dec. 31, 2017, 5:21 p.m.

Sunday 31 Dec 2017 16:48

Hail storm, van damage, dead boar and very difficult roads to get to visit a mill

Posted: Dec. 31, 2017, 3:48 p.m.

Saturday 30 Dec 2017 23:32

Late night arrival at abandoned hamlet - sleeping near by just off the road ready to hike tomorrow

Posted: Dec. 30, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Saturday 30 Dec 2017 20:52

Back in Spain night time driving by an amazing but way too good for us mill

Posted: Dec. 30, 2017, 7:52 p.m.

Saturday 30 Dec 2017 14:18

Cata57 - the last of four properties visited in Portugal today. I had slipped over at the previous property and now my phone only does selfies!

Posted: Dec. 30, 2017, 2:18 p.m.

Friday 29 Dec 2017 22:21

Sleeping by the water tank and football field from the directions to the watermills

Posted: Dec. 29, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Friday 29 Dec 2017 21:43

And back in Portugal again 🇵🇹

Posted: Dec. 29, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Thursday 28 Dec 2017 14:07

And back again

Posted: Dec. 28, 2017, 1:07 p.m.

Wednesday 27 Dec 2017 18:07

Back again but sadly this place wasn’t to be

Posted: Dec. 27, 2017, 5:07 p.m.

Saturday 23 Dec 2017 13:31

Checked into our christmas home for three days 😀🎅🏻🎄🍾

Posted: Dec. 23, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

Friday 22 Dec 2017 16:58

Lakeside sleeping spot - awoke to the sound of motorbikes to find a tribe of Santa’s outside

Posted: Dec. 22, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

Friday 22 Dec 2017 15:30

A day of christmas shopping

Posted: Dec. 22, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Friday 22 Dec 2017 10:01

Waking up at the slightly dried up lake, which we eventually made it to last night after having to go back for the insulation square I dropped out the van at a tiny bridge..

Posted: Dec. 22, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

Thursday 21 Dec 2017 14:05

Cooking at a lovely but windy viewing spot

Posted: Dec. 21, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

Thursday 21 Dec 2017 11:20

Lovely morning swimming laps in a proper pool 🏊‍♀️

Posted: Dec. 21, 2017, 11:20 a.m.

Wednesday 20 Dec 2017 19:56

Giant impressive mall - we stayed til it closed at midnight

Posted: Dec. 20, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

Wednesday 20 Dec 2017 17:18

A very cool ruin but stream dried up and trees devastated

Posted: Dec. 20, 2017, 5:18 p.m.

Wednesday 20 Dec 2017 16:22

And more searching - we liked these but so sad to see all the forest fire damage

Posted: Dec. 20, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

Wednesday 20 Dec 2017 13:38

More land hunting after visiting Betram - neither place was for us

Posted: Dec. 20, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

Tuesday 19 Dec 2017 20:18

Better late than never, I finally did some christmas decoration

Posted: Dec. 19, 2017, 8:18 p.m.

Tuesday 19 Dec 2017 15:13

Visiting riverside land and cooking there too in the sunshine

Posted: Dec. 19, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

Tuesday 19 Dec 2017 14:06

1st ice creams of the trip in the Portuguese heat!

Posted: Dec. 19, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

Tuesday 19 Dec 2017 11:46

Visiting a river side community with Mario and meeting Jessica

Posted: Dec. 19, 2017, 11:46 a.m.

Monday 18 Dec 2017 15:27

Entering Portugal 🇵🇹

Posted: Dec. 18, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

Sunday 17 Dec 2017 14:35

Back in Ourense

Posted: Dec. 17, 2017, 1:35 p.m.

Saturday 16 Dec 2017 15:05

Lovely place for sale and a really nice walk around the area

Posted: Dec. 16, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

Thursday 14 Dec 2017 21:36

Second hot springs this time in the evening - so peaceful a pool to ourselves and so many stars

Posted: Dec. 14, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Dec 2017 18:55

Parking near the Ourense hot springs ready to visit them the next morning

Posted: Dec. 13, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Dec 2017 16:01

Amazing secluded beaches with not another person in sight - we went rock pooling and found crabs 🦀

Posted: Dec. 13, 2017, 3:01 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Dec 2017 14:29

Beautiful Galician coast line - so windy that we could barely walk in a straight line!

Posted: Dec. 13, 2017, 1:29 p.m.

Tuesday 12 Dec 2017 17:47

Staying overnight at some land ready to view it the next morning

Posted: Dec. 12, 2017, 4:47 p.m.

Friday 8 Dec 2017 15:01

Another day driving - finally arrived at our destination about 2.30 and found a mall to call home for a while

Posted: Dec. 8, 2017, 2:01 p.m.

Thursday 7 Dec 2017 22:04

All day driving and then sleeping in a carpark - nothing exciting to report

Posted: Dec. 7, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Wednesday 6 Dec 2017 17:34

Lovely evening exploring the castle, beautiful xmas markets and pizza dinner

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Wednesday 6 Dec 2017 10:13

Waking up in a McDonald’s car park just off the main road - only the finest sleeping spots for us!

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017, 9:13 a.m.

Tuesday 5 Dec 2017 17:31

Another city, another driving tour

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

Tuesday 5 Dec 2017 15:52

Monaco! Shame the Grand Prix wasn’t on at the time

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

Tuesday 5 Dec 2017 14:04

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017, 1:04 p.m.

Tuesday 5 Dec 2017 12:48

December in a t shirt!

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017, 11:48 a.m.

Tuesday 5 Dec 2017 11:58

Costal driving tour

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017, 10:58 a.m.

Monday 4 Dec 2017 22:42

Peaceful night in a private carpark after a long and bendy drive through the mountains

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Monday 4 Dec 2017 16:31

Quick sunset stop at lake garda

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017, 3:31 p.m.

Monday 4 Dec 2017 11:28

Juliet’s balcony

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017, 10:28 a.m.

Sunday 3 Dec 2017 16:42

Driving through Italy to Verona

Posted: Dec. 3, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Sunday 3 Dec 2017 10:18

Tolmin gorge walking

Posted: Dec. 3, 2017, 9:18 a.m.

Saturday 2 Dec 2017 16:10

Sampling the local cider and wine - 9 drinks cost €12.80!

Posted: Dec. 2, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

Saturday 2 Dec 2017 10:49

Looking at local property - we liked this one!

Posted: Dec. 2, 2017, 9:49 a.m.

Friday 1 Dec 2017 16:48

Quiet evening in Tolmin

Posted: Dec. 1, 2017, 3:48 p.m.

Friday 1 Dec 2017 11:03

Took a long time to find going across some very steep bendy narrow roads but got there eventually!

Posted: Dec. 1, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Thursday 30 Nov 2017 17:43

Couldn’t get any further on the snowy roads so slept outside a village shop (after sampling their marble cake)

Posted: Nov. 30, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

Thursday 30 Nov 2017 15:34

Louis made a friend

Posted: Nov. 30, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

Thursday 30 Nov 2017 13:57

House hunting :)

Posted: Nov. 30, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 18:53

Recovering after getting the van stuck up a mountain in the snow

Posted: Nov. 29, 2017, 5:53 p.m.

Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 16:00

Snowy waterfall hike

Posted: Nov. 29, 2017, 3 p.m.

Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 15:17

Took three attempts in the van just to get to the carpark through all the snow

Posted: Nov. 29, 2017, 2:17 p.m.

Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 13:40

Best chocolates! Sure the town was nice too, hard to see through all the snow!

Posted: Nov. 29, 2017, 12:40 p.m.

Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 11:20

Lake bled in a snow storm, not quite the emerald lake summer visitors see!

Posted: Nov. 29, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

Tuesday 28 Nov 2017 22:32

Arrived in Slovenia at night 🇸🇮 and camped at lake Jasna which was completely snow covered by the time we woke up

Posted: Nov. 28, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Tuesday 28 Nov 2017 20:26

OBI 2 - the heating is now fixed!

Posted: Nov. 28, 2017, 7:26 p.m.

Tuesday 28 Nov 2017 15:02

OBI 1 first attempt to find the tools to fix the heating

Posted: Nov. 28, 2017, 2:02 p.m.

Tuesday 28 Nov 2017 11:56

Lunch time

Posted: Nov. 28, 2017, 10:56 a.m.

Tuesday 28 Nov 2017 10:42

Beautiful views on our drive through Austria

Posted: Nov. 28, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

Monday 27 Nov 2017 19:17

What a lovely place to sleep

Posted: Nov. 27, 2017, 6:17 p.m.

Thursday 23 Nov 2017 11:35

Visiting Rach - xmas markets, hikes, sledging and krampus!

Posted: Nov. 23, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

Thursday 23 Nov 2017 10:30

Driving tour of Salzburg

Posted: Nov. 23, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 17:48

Camping by the crater lake

Posted: Nov. 22, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 9:44

Partnachklamm hike

Posted: Nov. 22, 2017, 8:44 a.m.

Tuesday 21 Nov 2017 19:34

Sleeping at the Olympic pool

Posted: Nov. 21, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Tuesday 21 Nov 2017 12:26

Zugspitze hike

Posted: Nov. 21, 2017, 11:26 a.m.

Monday 20 Nov 2017 17:55

First snow driving and it was in the dark...!

Posted: Nov. 20, 2017, 4:55 p.m.

Monday 20 Nov 2017 10:45

neuschwanstein castle

Posted: Nov. 20, 2017, 9:45 a.m.

Sunday 19 Nov 2017 14:49

First sighting of snow ❄️⛄️

Posted: Nov. 19, 2017, 1:49 p.m.

Sunday 19 Nov 2017 12:30

Romantic strabe

Posted: Nov. 19, 2017, 11:30 a.m.

Sunday 19 Nov 2017 11:56

Romantic strabe

Posted: Nov. 19, 2017, 10:56 a.m.

Sunday 19 Nov 2017 11:05

Romantic strabe

Posted: Nov. 19, 2017, 10:05 a.m.

Saturday 18 Nov 2017 18:54

Glühwein after exploring the city walls in the dark

Posted: Nov. 18, 2017, 5:54 p.m.

Saturday 18 Nov 2017 14:22

Cooking tagliatelle at a bench rest stop on the romantic road

Posted: Nov. 18, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

Saturday 18 Nov 2017 13:43

Lovely drive along the romantic route

Posted: Nov. 18, 2017, 12:43 p.m.

Saturday 18 Nov 2017 12:29

Posted: Nov. 18, 2017, 11:29 a.m.

Saturday 18 Nov 2017 11:27

New van mascot

Posted: Nov. 18, 2017, 10:27 a.m.

Friday 17 Nov 2017 22:14

Sleeping in a bakery carpark on route to Wurzburg after a very misty drive

Posted: Nov. 17, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Friday 17 Nov 2017 15:46

Winter tire fitting!

Posted: Nov. 17, 2017, 2:46 p.m.

Thursday 16 Nov 2017 19:45

Playing in the kids area at night in the awesome LuxOase campsite

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017, 6:45 p.m.

Wednesday 15 Nov 2017 20:27

Very exotic looking old tobacco factory near our car park home

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

Wednesday 15 Nov 2017 14:47

Great hike - 877 steps on our way back to the top from the waterfall

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 17:18

Beautiful Dresden our home for nearly a week

Posted: Nov. 14, 2017, 4:18 p.m.

Sunday 12 Nov 2017 15:50

Cooking at a motorway rest stop smoking hut! Mozzarella pasta yum

Posted: Nov. 12, 2017, 2:50 p.m.

Sunday 12 Nov 2017 11:46

Posted: Nov. 12, 2017, 10:46 a.m.

Saturday 11 Nov 2017 12:01

Visiting the Berlin wall

Posted: Nov. 11, 2017, 11:01 a.m.

Friday 10 Nov 2017 23:26

Night time driving tour of Berlin on route to our parking spot for the night - a graffiti covered area full of very old campers

Posted: Nov. 10, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Friday 10 Nov 2017 15:16

Exploring the town including the famous gate and sampling the marzipan

Posted: Nov. 10, 2017, 2:16 p.m.

Friday 10 Nov 2017 10:51

Miniatur wonderland!

Posted: Nov. 10, 2017, 9:51 a.m.

Thursday 9 Nov 2017 14:36

Finally got our gas connections sorted - time for the first cooked meal of the trip - Thai green fish curry

Posted: Nov. 9, 2017, 1:36 p.m.

Wednesday 8 Nov 2017 15:47

Our new favourite shop - lots of time spent here sorting camping supplies

Posted: Nov. 8, 2017, 2:47 p.m.

Tuesday 7 Nov 2017 20:19

Nice town to spend an evening and morning - but wet and grey weather though

Posted: Nov. 7, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

Tuesday 7 Nov 2017 15:40

Posted: Nov. 7, 2017, 2:40 p.m.

Monday 6 Nov 2017 16:42

Posted: Nov. 6, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Friday 3 Nov 2017 23:19

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Friday 3 Nov 2017 9:14

Sleeping spot by a very windy beach

Posted: Nov. 3, 2017, 8:14 a.m.

Thursday 2 Nov 2017 14:47

Driving tour of The Hague which we much preferred to Rotterdam

Posted: Nov. 2, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

Thursday 2 Nov 2017 14:10

Driving tour of Rotterdam - we decided not to stop

Posted: Nov. 2, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

Thursday 2 Nov 2017 12:43

Learnt how this amazing construction stops flooding

Posted: Nov. 2, 2017, 11:43 a.m.

Wednesday 1 Nov 2017 18:10

A taste of home and they also had a monument in honour of our Royal Marines who helped free the town during the war

Posted: Nov. 1, 2017, 5:10 p.m.

Tuesday 31 Oct 2017 14:19

They were not lying, it was the best hit chocolate ever!!

Posted: Oct. 31, 2017, 1:19 p.m.

Monday 30 Oct 2017 23:02

View in the morning after our first nights sleep in the van. Allotments near a big park in Ostend

Posted: Oct. 30, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Monday 30 Oct 2017 21:20

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Monday 30 Oct 2017 16:34

Posted: Oct. 30, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Monday 30 Oct 2017 15:14

Jabs from a needle loving pharmacist

Posted: Oct. 30, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Saturday 28 Oct 2017 15:18

Posted: Oct. 28, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

Saturday 28 Oct 2017 12:31

Posted: Oct. 28, 2017, 11:31 a.m.

Monday 23 Oct 2017 18:48

Posted: Oct. 23, 2017, 5:48 p.m.

Thursday 19 Oct 2017 20:00

Posted: Oct. 19, 2017, 7 p.m.

Thursday 19 Oct 2017 19:00

Posted: Oct. 19, 2017, 6 p.m.

Europe Trip

User: chunk2017
Dates: 19 Oct 2017 - 18 Jan 2018
Duration: 3 months

Our Europe road trip

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