Verity Pike


Verity Pike

Hi, this is being set up for myself and my boyfriend, to tell everyone about our experiences when we travel around Europe.

Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona » Barcelona March 24th 2012

Been a while since our last update, mainly because we haven’t been parked near anywhere that we can steal free wifi from! But anyway, while we were in Pompeii we had a bit of a dilemma. just a few hours after I wrote the last blog I (Sam) locked the keys inside the van! After trying to pick the locks myself I seeked assistance from a local community support man who then herded about 6 other Italians who also tried picking the locks and pretended to shoot them with the police mans gun. This was unsuccessful so in the end it was either wait till the morning and pay a dodgy looking man to get in, or smash the window and claim off the insurance. BUT I gave the insurance company a ring and luckily they ... read more

Europe » Italy » Campania » Pompei February 20th 2012

Hello! We're getting around quite fast now and are noticing big differences in the weather the further south we go! The last time i update we were in Melk in Austria, which like i said, was very nice as we had the hostel for 3 nights for our crazy 1 year anniversary. Had a lovely meal out with a bottle of wine... which i may, or may not have seen again in reverse later that night..... After our time here we headed toward an area called Mauthausen in which there was a preserved concentration camp (a forced labour one) which we visited for £1 each... crazy. The camp was amazing, only some of the barracks had been destroyed, the rest was how it was when it was in use, but was very hard to imagine the ... read more

Europe » Austria » Upper Austria » Linz February 1st 2012

Yo! Im just writing a little update to let you know we are still alive! We've got quite far since the last post so im not going to waffle about everywhere we have been, just a short bit about each place. After brugge we went to Anterwerp, got moved on by the police after parking on the side of the road to a car park about 150m behind us we missed! Anterwerp was an interesting place but we were soon put off after someone tried to open the van door just before we went to sleep. After this we headed in the direcetion of Amsterdam, stopping at a couple small towns on the way which were very dutch (Flat and windmills everywhere) Once we got to Amsterdam we found my aunties house where we were staying ... read more

Europe » Belgium » West Flanders » Oostende January 11th 2012

Bonjour everyone, we are writing to you from a bright and sunny Oostende in Belgium. Now for only being away for three days a hell of a lot has happened..from the beginning... Our first day was not too good to be honest. As we drove onto the Eurotunnel there was a lot of white smoke coming out of the back of the van. We worried about it the whole 30 min journey and after the initial excitement of driving on french soil we pulled into an aire and called the insurance company. They gave us the address for a garage in Dunkirque so we had to go find it (!!) and that was easier said than done. We actually ended up having to pull over at McDonalds and use their free wifi so that we could ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Dorset » Shaftesbury December 29th 2011

Hello, so I thought that I would post a short blog just before we leave. WE CANNOT WAIT TO GO!!!! The next 11 days cannot go quick enough, although we have lots and lots to look forward to before we shoot off, Dorset coastal walks with friends, New Years Eve and family parties. It is difficult to remember that we are coming home though. I made the mistake of getting rid of a lot of clothes a few months ago to get some extra cash for this trip and have now realised that I would quite like some of them back, haha. However I'm sure that I can survive in the same clothes for a few weeks at a time. I know Sam will have no problem with that! Everything is sorted for travelling now, all ... read more

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