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Europe » United Kingdom February 22nd 2011

22nd February 2011 To the People of Christchuch, New Zealand Our hearts go with you. From Travelblog members across the world (Photos from Motorhome News from New Zealand 4 , November 2008) ... read more
Christchurch
Christchurch
Christchurch

Europe » France » Brittany » Carnac October 1st 2010

Motorhome News from Europe 43 9th - 23rd September 2010 A trip down Memory Lane Limousin, La Rochelle, St Nazaire, Carnac, Pont-Aven, Quimper, Chateauneuf-du-Faou, Rose Granite Coast, Le-Mont-St-Michel The hands of time drift gently by the morning mist on languid streams ebony mirrors embrace the sky And I think of you I feel the warmth of sunny days lazy walks on sandy beaches the crystal breeze on snow-capped mountains And I think of you Narrow streets on cobbled hills timbered houses hand in hand pastel shutters, red geraniums And I think of you I hear the rustle of silvery leavesphoto=5659... read more

Europe » Slovakia July 11th 2010

Motorhome News from Eastern Europe 42 28th June - 8th July 2010 Slovakia. The High Tatra Mountains - and the hills are alive with the sound of music in Austria once again as we wend our way westwards towards home. Strbske Pleso, Tatranski Lomnica, Liptovsky Trnovec, Vlkolinec, Bojnice, Neusiedler See, Melk, Salzburg, The Rhine, Mosel and Bruges. It has been muggy and uncommonly overcast since we left the coast but the sun put his hat on for our trek above the ski resort of Strbske Pleso in the High Tatra Mountains. We picked our way over the uneven rocky track with the morning sun glistening on the limestone slabs beneath our feet, the call of a nutcracker in the mature pinewoods and a crystal-clear blue sky with views towards the stunning mountain peaks as we climbed ... read more
The High Tatra Mountains
Along the Magistrala Trail
Villa Betula Campsite

Europe June 30th 2010

Motorhome News from Europe 41 Hungary - Budapest, Eger, the Bukk Hills and Hortobagy & Slovakia - Slovenski Kras, Slovenski Raj and the High Tatra Mountains 22nd - 27th June 2010 It's a while since we visited Vienna and Prague, but we always promised ourselves a visit to that other city on the Danube, the other point on that enigmatic triangle of major cities, Budapest. Little brother Michael came here to have his smile fixed in recent times (they still talk about him I'm told). We sat on a bench by a bus stop and chanced to speak to a Swiss gentleman on the same mission - his teeth needed some serious work. In conversation he recommended a visit to a small town he called something like 'Santander', a name now familiar to most people in ... read more
Budapest
Budapest
Magyar Posta

Europe June 28th 2010

Motorhome News from Europe 40 12th - 21st June 2010 Adriatic Riviera, Porec, Pula, Rijeka, Dalmatian Coast, Zadar, Knin, Paklenica, Krka National Park, Plitvicka National Park, Zagreb, Badacsony - Lake Balaton, Salfold, Tihany and Lake Velence. 'Dobrodosli' - Welcome, to Croatia There's a strong feel of the Mediterranean as we drive south into the Istria Peninsula from Slovenia along the Adriatic Riviera. They're still working on the motorway as we cross the border into Croatia; great earthmoving machines removing mountainsides of rich terracotta soil and limestone, and toll-booths at the latter stages of development waiting to pounce on the weary traveler. Croatian customs cast a cursory glance at our passports as we passed through control out of the EU on newly surfaced tarmac beside fields of vines, poppies and olive trees - and roadside stalls offering ... read more
Pula
Zadar
Zadar

Europe » Slovenia » Istria » Piran June 15th 2010

Motorhome News from Europe 39 3rd - 13th June 2010 Off to pastures new - Eastern Europe - To Slovenia via Bavaria and Austria .........and a brush with the law in Austria Dover - Dunkerque, Luxembourg, Neuschwanstein Castle, Berchtesgaden, Oberammagau (above panorama), Grossglockner Pass, Zell am See, Julian Alps, Lake Bohinj, Lake Bled, Ljubljana and Portoroz Things were a little different back in 2004 when our epic 18 month motorhome journey through Europe started. But Eastern Europe now beckons the tourist; the strife of war has passed into peace and harmony with any luck and adventurous motorhomers like us can now venture into calmer waters with happy hearts. There are now five of us on board our Burstner motrohome, Bertie. There's Janice the navigator, Todd, our well-travelled bear, Suzie, (Todd's blonde floosie), me, David, the driver ... read more
Fussen
St Coloman's Church
Oberammergau

Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Luxor May 28th 2010

Cruising the Nile. Egypt. Luxor to Aswan. May 17th - May 24th 2010 We pass a memorable landmark today, with this, our 100th blog, sitting on the Nile - watching the scenery float by. Agatha Christie may have painted a worrying picture of cruising on the Nile, but it's not quite all doom and gloom. Iceland might still be sending clouds of volcanic ash over Europe creating chaos in the air, but fears of flight delays melted away just two hours before our flight booking-in time. So, it's not all gloom and doom. England scored a resounding win over the Aussies in the World Twenty20 cup cricket final the night before our departure, and we did eventually negotiate our way off the jam-packed M25 onto minor roads to reach our overnight hotel at Gatwick before they ... read more
Nile Cruisers
Sunrise
Karnak

Europe » France » Languedoc-Roussillon November 16th 2009

Motorhome News from Europe 38 A Postcard from France 5th - 20th October 2009 Loire, Limousin, the Dordogne, Rocamadour, Cordes, Najac, Albi, Carcassonne, Andorra, the Tarn Gorge, Le Puy en Velay - and a few hiccups on the way. Despite our many trips to France by car and motorhome over the years there are still just a few areas in need of further exploration. The call of family ties draws us there once again this year, to Limoges, to see daughter Sonia, her partner Sebastien and the newest member of the tribe, Fred, now two and several bits and doubtless getting into all sorts of mischief, before heading further south. The €euro/£Sterling exchange rate might have deterred many Brits from travelling across the channel this year, but sometimes it’s necessary to bite the bullet and do ... read more
So this is France?
Le Crotoy beach
Fred

Asia » Malaysia » Selangor December 23rd 2008

'Salamat Datang' - 'Welcome', to Malaysia and the Cameron Highlands 8th December 2008 Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur to the Cameron Highlands It's another public holiday in Malaysia. At the last count, there were 14 such 'holidays' for one Religion, National celebration or another, throughout the year. This week it's Raya Aidiladha, or Hari Raya Korban, a Muslim festival marking the end of the hajj pilgrimage period. Perhaps it's all these holidays that keeps this mlticultural society at peace. They're playing Christmas music in all the shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur: White Christmas (some hopes!) and Jingle Bells, the shops are bedecked with tinsel and Santa rides his sleigh around the Christmas trees, swathed in lights ten floors above us. The shops were busy on Sunday, escalators ferrying people in all directions, cheerful faces, smart retailers, b ... read more
Kuala Lumpur
The Lakehouse
Batu Caves

Oceania » New Zealand December 15th 2008

Motorhome News from New Zealand 8 4th December 2008 Waitomo Caves - Kawhia - Cambridge - Hamiton - Auckland ........and farewell, New Zealand. Death would come quickly beyond the sealed door beside us, even on an early summer's day in New Zealand. For it is officially summer now with the coming of December. But a bitter wind drifts through the crystal sky here, none-the-less. We are high above the clouds. The sunlight dazzles our eyes as it continues on its uninterrupted journey across the heavens. It is - 52 degreesC out there - a vicious wind howls and whistles on the gleaming metal, the instruments record wind-speeds in excess of 90 mph and at this height there is little oxygen to speak of. A violent death, however quick, were we to venture outside! For the time-being ... read more
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton




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