Our Guide To Insurance & Schemes

  The definition of insurance according to google is as follows: insurance an arrangement by which a company undertakes to provide a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death in return for payment of a specified premium I suppose that statement sums up why we take it out – fear of what…

Stunning Slovenia

Slovenia was the first country from former Yugoslavia to declare independence after a short 10 day battle. Fortunately this beautiful nation did not have to endure the horrendous war that engulfed the rest of the Balkans. So in 1991 this small country was truly independent for the first time in its history, having previously been…

Hungary Our Thoughts and Tips

After a whistle stop tour of just 10 days in Hungary, we bid our farewell and headed to Slovenia. We have had ‘love affairs’ with the last three countries we’ve visited, namely Greece, Bulgaria and Romania, but Hungary just didn’t capture our hearts in quite the same way and we just can’t pinpoint why. It…

A dash through Hungary

As we set foot into another new country we come to realise that we are now half way through our 2nd trip (this doesn’t include the 8 months we did last year). Although our initial intention had been to travel Europe for a year we realised very quickly how much there is to see and…

Romania – Our Top Tips for visiting in a motorhome

We entered Romania from Bulgaria with mixed feelings, mainly founded on other traveller’s opinions of Romania that they’d shared along the way. Many that we’d met just hadn’t enjoyed this lovely land so had raced through so as not to have to endure it for very long. Our experience has been the polar opposite. Lovely…

Travelling Back In Time

Taking the Sinaia Gondola to the Bucegi Mountains Nestled in a slender fir clad valley the Bucegi Mountains are a wonderful natural attraction and to experience them in all their glory you have to travel to the top. The area teams with hikers in the summer and skiers in the winter. The peak, Omu, rises…

Transylvania – Dracula, Bears & The Best Road In The World….

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. There is something about just hearing the word that makes you want to break out into a creepy horror film style laugh WWWHHHHOOOAAAAA! To get there from Bucharest we decided to attempt the Transfagarasan Pass, labelled by the Top Gear team as…

Romania – 1st stop Bucharest

Isolated behind “The Iron Curtain” prior to 1989, until recent times Romania was one of the least visited countries in Europe. We headed straight for the capital of Bucharest to try and get an understanding of this countries cruel but fascinating history. The only campsite in the area is actually located 6 miles north of…

The Bulgarian Experience our top tips for visiting in a motorhome

Almost a month ago we entered Bulgaria from Greece a little nervous of how we would find it after such an amazing Greek adventure. Almost instantly we realised that Bulgaria also has a lot to offer, with stunning unspoilt mountain scenery, an abundance of ancient history, natural lakes and wetlands and aqua blue seas. Do…

Our Last Blast In Bulgaria

  As we end our month long tour of Bulgaria and get ready to enter Romania and reflect on our time here, we can say that this country has both amazed a surprised us. The mountain scenery and tranquil wild camping spots we experienced in the Rhodope Mountains were some of the best, but the…

Breathtaking Bulgaria

After the shock of a rainy cool day in the Rhodope Mountains the sun had returned again and our wheels were once again set in motion. As we followed a route to the Eastern Rhodope Mountains, the terrain changed to from imposing mountains and gorges to rolling hills with fields full of sunflowers. Our intention…

Over the Border to Beautiful Bulgaria

After almost 3 months in gorgeous Greece it was with slightly heavy hearts that we made our way across the border into Bulgaria with our travelling buddies Karen and Myles (www.motoroaming.com). The process was very simple, we just had to show our passports and vehicle registration document (V5), the border officials then stepped inside Boris…