Monthly Archives: March 2009


Week 5 was absolutely superb. Loads of excellent sites seen, loads of lovely views, villages, towns, roads, people, food, drink – and just exactly what Italy should be about. Diary uploaded to www.doyourdream.co.uk/trip03week5.php Having fun – but you’ll be pleased to hear its raining in Florence!

What a week!


Back in November 2008 we met a couple – Barry & Hazel – in a campsite in Holland where they had a little Mazda Bongo camper. We showed our van off and showed how much you can cram into a small space. Then another “internet contact” was selling his sister […]

Its a Flippin’ small world!



We’re in L’Aquilia and having our 3rd night here. Nice town, and loads for us to do. Had a long 17m run today so ache like mad, and assuming we can walk we’re planning to go biking in the mountains tomorrow…. Some plans for the rest of the week, up […]

Week 5 going well – L’Aquila


Week 4 has been interesting! Full diary listed here: http://www.doyourdream.co.uk/trip03week4.php One heck of a lot of driving (800 miles?) and not a lot of nice random finds! However, some truely amazing places visited – Pompeii, Paestrum, Matera, Alberobello to name a few. All worth visiting – just a shame its […]

Week 4 over (phew!)



We’ve left the quiet, relaxing, and hot coast and are now in busy, chaotic and **** freezing Pompei. Some interesting “roads” between Naples & Pompei that look and feel like they were pre-eruption. The shorts & t-shirts have been replaced by fleece and winter coats. We definately prefer the quieter […]

Pompei and cold!


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At last, after 3 months of waiting, Gowry has finally chopped together a small video of our Spanish trail riding adventure in Andalucia in the south of Spain. 3 months ago! I mean – its not as if he works hard or anything.

Spanish trail riding video (from Dec 08)



Really knackered after a busy few days in Rome – tomorrow we rest! Its been a really social time for us – a couple of days ago we met a young Canadian couple (Ryan & Dawn) who have been touring Europe in an old VW van for well over a […]

Friends in Rome


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We’re just in Pisa enjoying the Tuscany area of Italy.  The leaning tower is mightily impressive as is the surrounding old town. Off into the Tuscan hills tomorrow, then down to some lakes, then heading to Rome for a few days to chill, do the ever mounting stack of washing, […]

The tower in Pisa is a bit wonkey….



Yesterday was a bit of a disaster. We planned a morning run but it was raining, so cancelled and went to see Lake Geneva.  Geneva was covered in fog and drizzle so nothing could be seen, so we thought we’d stay the night and check it the next day.  Signs […]

Its not ALL plain sailing and fun


We just checked our email in Bern today, and we had more emails from strangers (or friends we haven’t yet met!) than from people we know!  And these weren’t from people trying to sell us Viagra, but people commenting on our site and adventure, or indeed offering and sharing their […]

Strangers eMails – thanks!