Unfortunately our dreamy tour of the Italian renaissance started off with the chaos of Italian railways and their complete inability to clearly show on the platform where your reserved seat for the trip into Rome is located! This of course results in everyone trying to squeeze luggage back and forth down narrow carriages with the… Continue reading Italian dreaming
Cagliari in Sardinia was always going to be one of the mysteries of this cruise as neither of us had any real idea what to expect. In the event the port area was surprisingly attractive and was surmounted by an old town just begging to be explored. In our usual fashion we were off the… Continue reading A sojourn to Italy
Wow what a summer it has been for us! Our last blog saw us in Venice in late July about to head off for a cruise and now here I am back in Tilly contemplating a return to work in just a few weeks time. In the meantime however we have certainly not been idle….… Continue reading Cruising the Adriatic
A strange title for a travel blog I’ll admit, but where the city of Venice is concerned it has meaning on many different levels. I first came to Venice on an overnight train from Austria as a penniless student 27 years ago. My friend and I stayed less than 9 hours and I don’t think… Continue reading Falling in love all over again….
According to the sat nav it’s about 1100km from Cap d’Agde back to the tunnel so with 4 days before our return date we thought we had finally better to start the journey home. With the poor weather of the previous night still hanging around we decided to make the first day a day of… Continue reading The long road home….
After making a clear decision when we set off to avoid the busy french coastal resorts in July, in the end we decided that we just couldn’t come this far and not spend some time near the sea! First port of call after our days in the Catalonian hills therefore was just south of Palafrugell,… Continue reading Well it’s certainly not Blackpool…!
After a quiet nights sleep Friday dawned clear and bright. With no access to the usual village bakery we therefore headed back to our little bar with a view for a cafe con leche and bocadillo. Surprisingly at 8am in Spain the place was already quite busy as the park is on the route of… Continue reading Benvinguts a Catalunya