Stocking up for Scandinavia

The past few days have been rather uneventful as we’ve driven straight through Northern Germany towards Scandinavia. It got as exciting as Craig and I finding baked beans for the first time on this roadtrip. After being deprived of them for over a month, I was practically doing the conga up and down the aisles….

The ‘burgs of Germany

We’ve left the incredible alps and had a few days driving through the countryside and visiting some small cities. Regensburg was our first stop, I was expecting a lot as it’s said to have Germany’s only totally intact medieval centre. Don’t get me wrong, it was lovely to stroll around and picturesque but not a…

The worlds largest ice cave

We hate tours, and we’re not really fans of caves either; their creepy, dark, bat ridden and in my opinion just an accident waiting to happen. So it seemed an odd choice for us to go check out the ice caves in Werfen, Austria. But at 10am we found ourselves being ushered into a large…

An interesting trip to the mechanics

So as I said in the last post, Pablo’s exhaust had totally cracked due to some industrial rubber band snapping and causing too much pressure on the already rusty exhaust pipe. We killed a day at a small lake near St.Gilgen, this area of Austria – Salzkammergut is their version of the Lake District and…

Pablo the super-van

So we’ve been on the road now for 3 weeks and Pablo’s been an absolute trooper, we were both a little worried with her problems before we left the UK but so far so good, and we’ve taken her up some tough roads through the alps. Sleeping and living wise I think we’ve designed her…

Dipping into Germany’s lakes

The past 2 weeks have felt like a non stop holiday, normally on roadtrips there are days of just driving and no sights en route but there’s been something around every corner and I’ve loved it. We stayed for 2 nights right on the shores of Lake Korbersee, on the 1676m pass, the days were…

The German and Austrian borders

While in the Black Forest we stopped off at Schiltach, it’s said to be one of the prettiest villages in the area and it certainly lived up to it. We arrived early in the morning so it was very peaceful and hardly a sole around, so we took our time, slowly wandering up and down…

Our first week in Europe

We made it over to Calais successfully, for the first time in all our road trips we have a satnav, so we got it up and running when we arrived and it led us onto a wide, quiet motorway with hardly anyone on it. It was perfect for Craig to get used to driving on…

Project Pablo

After our 6 months in Scotland we returned home with the plan to buy a campervan or van and do a 1 year road trip around Europe. It took us one week to find our Nissan Vanette Cargo, a 1999 diesel and cost us £750 after bartering it down from £900. Compared to everything else…