Having spent a short time in Slovakia in the early 2000s, I have had a hankering to return. My memory was of a beautiful country, unspoilt by many of the trappings of Western Europe (Starbucks, McDonalds etc), with wide open spaces and castles. We crossed the border into Slovakia near Zakopane, taking the road less … Continue reading Continuing around the Bloc! Slovakia & on to Austria
Poland in deep winter….
Having travelled across Western Europe, over the old East German border and through the Czech Republic, we reached Poland. Now we encountered deep snow, heavy snow showers and diesel heater failure. We entered Poland through the region called Lower Silesia, planning to route down to Zakopane , where we would cross into Slovakia. Now Poland … Continue reading Poland in deep winter….
So what does a European winter bring for a camper? Not as easy as we hoped…
After leaving the U.K. we quickly set into a routine in the van, but also quickly started to find problems we hadn’t necessarily expected. Western European winters are a bit wet and dreary, but snow was quite quickly evident. There had been a fair bit of localised flooding and some landslides, which meant a lot … Continue reading So what does a European winter bring for a camper? Not as easy as we hoped…
A voyage of Scottish discovery
So we always intended to break ourselves in gently and accordingly to start with an unbounded trip around Scotland, broadly following the North Coast 500 (NC500), but not not rigidly sticking to it. By unbounded, we mean not constrained by time and campsites: we will go when the whim takes us, for as long as … Continue reading A voyage of Scottish discovery
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