The highs and lows of not researching your destinations!
If you read my last post, or if you’ve visited Venice before, you’ll know that Venice is expensive. There’s not much to do for free, and lots of opportunities to be scammed. Careful planning really helps with this city, more than most places! So we obviously made that easy for ourselves by planning a 3 […]
The motorway from Stresa to Venice was not a fun motorway – average speeds must have been 140/150kmh and people liked to tell us to move over by riding up inches behind us at those speeds, even if we had nowhere to move to! Now, you might be thinking “you can’t drive through Venice, what […]
Wednesday 5th June Taking advantage of my apparent health improvement, we were up in good time to get in our first bit of hiking. We had seen in our Cicerone walking guide that there was a good hike involving a mountain just beyond our village. Actually, the hike suggested getting the cable car up to […]
Tuesday 4th June We had booked to stay at a B&B just up the hill from Stresa, one of the main towns around Lago Maggiore – well located for its proximity to the beautiful Borromean Islands, Lake Orta, and also easy for us to get to and from on our journey! Of course, “up the […]
Sunday 2 June 2019 We’ve skipped out the wedding as that requires too much thought and too many words for a quick blog on our travels! However it was a ridiculous, amazing wonderful and exhausting 3 days of the best time with all our friends and families. Sadly though, I somehow picked up a bug […]
Tuesday 28 May 2019 An early start! Up at 04h30, and left at 05h30 with all 1500l of car storage utilised, heading for folkestone. Smooth driving and a faultless crossing, we were leaving Calais at 09h30 (CET) for lunch in Nonancourt. Le Grand Cerf was lovely, Declan having a spring salad and creme brulée and […]
Despite best intentions, it turns out I’m a poor blogger. One post a year on average doesn’t quite cut it! However, I’m taking the trip of a lifetime now, providing new opportunities and life for this blog! Declan and I decided to get married in France at the end of May 2019, and then, as […]