Sleeping in the shadows of Mont Blanc

France was our first port of call on this roadtrip, and 6 months later we are back in the land of baguettes after doing a huge, wiggly loop around 21 countries. Now we have a chance to explore France and hopefully head south to Spain. Our first stop was a rainy and cold Chamonix, a…

One week in Switzerland for €25pp

We hadn’t planned to visit Switzerland, mainly because it’s too expensive for us penny-pinchers, but we were so close and knew we’d never be able to afford a holiday there, unless of course we had a hotel on wheels and stocked up on food beforehand! And what a fantastic choice it was; the mountain scenery…

Winter Wonderland in Switzerland

There’s nothing better than the weather report saying rain, and waking up to sunshine. It did however rain all night which meant fresh snow from about 900m elevation. We set off early towards Interlaken, Switzerland’s adventure Capital. It sits between two lakes and in the shadows of some of Switzerland’s most impressive peaks. It was…

Doesn’t get better than this – The Swiss Alps

Five kilometres from the Swiss border Pablo started making a horrible squeaky noise and we figured it was the brakes. We couldn’t believe our luck; Switzerland is renowned for being stupidly expensive so a trip to the mechanic sounded really exciting for our budget! We were so annoyed as it was amazing weather at last….

Sledging on the kitchen table in the Dolomites

Italy’s second chance didn’t go too well; they still drove like hooligans. We entered Northern Italy via the beautiful Natisone Valley which had rusty coloured forested slopes and a gushing river. It was a lovely and peaceful drive but soon enough we joined the main road. From then on we just passed through town after…

Lake Bled like you’ve never seen it before…

Brochures never show photos of this picturesque lake in the rain, but luck was on our side as we got to visit on such a day! Along with the rain we were treated to thick cloud and fog which blocked all mountain vistas, hooray! Bled town sits on the shores of the lake and spreads…

Farewell Croatia, you were incredible!

What a gem of a country Croatia turned out to be. So much so that we found ourselves comparing it with Norway for its consistent beauty and scenic drives. I think it’s the first country we’ve visited that we’ve done or seen something exciting every single day. We’ve explored walled old towns, driven along spectacular…

17,000km later and we made it to Plitvice Lakes

The main highlight of this national park is the 16 interconnected lakes that drop down over 8km. It’s been high on our list of places to visit on this trip, and after over a week of sunshine, it was totally overcast when we arrived! It was also bitterly cold at a mere 6 degrees, so…

2914m above Bulgaria

Bansko is a major ski resort in Bulgaria, and the mountains around it are part of Pirin National Park. We hated the town as soon as we arrived, it was over developed and ski villages look crap without snow. We managed to find a road that led up the mountain, to nearly 2000m at the…

Painted Monastery and Spikey Hoodoos

Rila Monastery is a unesco world heritage site and definitely on our agenda for Bulgaria. As we drove towards it we saw a sign advertising Stob’s Pyramids, so we turned off to check them out. The village of Stob was really sweet, everyone seemed to have a grapevine that spread over the pathway creating a…