An Extraordinary Year

“The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” ― G.K. Chesterton

A year ago today we boarded the ferry to Santander in Northern Spain. What an extraordinary year it’s been. Our wheels have helped us not only travel to areas of Europe we have never visited before, they have also helped us to tread routes less trodden. We have visited 8 Countries and discovered some real gems along the way.  Here are some of our highlights:

Spanish Fiesta’s

With one of the highest number of national holidays in Europe, the Spanish have lots of practice putting on events and they do it in style. If you get the opportunity to attend one of these spectacular fiestas, you won’t be disappointed.

Aguilas Carnival February 

Las Fallas Denia March

 

Skiing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains Spain

Who thought we’d be skiing this year? A quick trip up to the Sierra Nevada Mountains just a couple of hours from the coast and we were getting our ski legs in. We were lucky to have perfect conditions. Look at that sky!

The simplicity of the unspoilt Peloponnese Greece

Greece has the whole package, stunning unspoilt coast, bags of history and kind, generous people. It certainly captured our hearts.

 

Rhodope Mountains Bulgaria

Most tourists who visit Bulgaria head for the Black sea coast,  but is that seeing and experiencing the real country. If you go don’t miss the Rhodope mountains for a taste of real life. Here’s a link to our blog on this area: https://followourmotorhome.co.uk/2017/07/03/over-the-border-to-beautiful-bulgaria/

Driving the Transfagarasen Pass in Romania

With the Top Gear team naming it the best road in the world, it just had to be done. What a drive, especially in a motorhome!

Libearty Bear Sanctuary Transylvania

Romainia has the largest population of Brown bears in Europe, unfortunately some have led sad lives as performing animals. Here at the sanctuary the bears live in a habitat close to their natural environment. Here’s a link to our blog on this area https://followourmotorhome.co.uk/2017/08/02/transylvania-dracula-bears-the-best-road-in-the-world/

Ljubljana the compact capital of Slovenia

Slovenia has so much to offer and the capital city was one of our favourites. Compact, traffic free with strong green credentials, its a real charmer. Here’s a link to our blog on this area: https://followourmotorhome.co.uk/2017/08/29/stunning-slovenia/

Million dollar views

How much would you be prepared to pay for a hotel room with these views. Motorhoming rocks!

Food Glorious Food

One of life’s pleasures. We have eaten our way around Europe and enjoyed every mouthful.

Getting Active

With gorgeous temperatures and the outdoors at our fingertips we have never been so active. Not only do we run and do keep fit training regularly, we have also tried our hand at some new activities for the 1st time.

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
― Hans Christian Andersen

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Chris and Gordon says:

    What a great experience you have had. We still have not been to many of those places and I for one am inspired. Something g to keep in your memory box forever.

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    1. Hi Both

      It’s certainly been an amazing adventure, made extra special by the people we’ve met along the way.

      Back to the UK next for a long overdue catch up before the next big adventure to Thailand and Cambodia.

      Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your new year travels.

      Lots of love

      A&P xxz

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  2. Chris and Peter says:

    What a nice summary! We cannot wait to hit the road after reading all this!

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    1. Hi Both,

      I remember how excited we felt beforehand. Have an amazing adventure and stay in touch if you can. You never know we may see you on the road somewhere.

      Happy Retirement and Christmas.

      Love A&P xxx

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