Day 26 The Cuckoo, Como & The Lovers May 29th 2011 Can there be a more irritating bird to other birdlife and man than the Cuckoo. First of all it lays its singular egg in the nest of another bird. Then, when the cuckoo youngster hatches, proceeds to sling the other eggs/chicks out of the nest. When the chick becomes an adult it sits perched upon a tree branch calling out its unique song from dawn till dusk...... pestering and driving campers ma ... read more
Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Sirmione Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
Alison and Kim are embarking on a 6 month trip across Europe. Through France, Germany, Austria Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Albania Greece eventually ending at Istanbul in Turkey. We both suffer from a 'wanderlust' alway wondering what is over the next hill or around the next cove.
We expect to cover 9000 miles and will be travelling in our Mazda Bongo. A marvelous Japanese invention MPV one minute and a camper the next.
We are writing this blog so we can keep in contact with our family and friends to let them know what we are up to.... full info