The Great Escape: Lublin to Poznań, Poland

“It’s not a matter of if, but when this driver will have an accident. I can pinpoint exactly the timing of this accident. It will happen just after his luck runs out.” This was one of Mark’s early driving assessments as a young and feckless courier. I plagiarised it now to deliver judgement on theContinue reading “The Great Escape: Lublin to Poznań, Poland”

Agricamping Corte Comotto, Verona, Italy

“IMPOSS-I-BILE!” We had viewed an apartment for the winter ski season, which had a large parcel of land to the side. “IMPOSS-I-BILE!” was the very Italian reaction to our commitment to pay a deposit straight away if we could leave our caravan parked in a discreet corner of the land over the winter. I saidContinue reading “Agricamping Corte Comotto, Verona, Italy”

In Praise of Italian Bureaucracy! Gressoney, Monte Rosa

We have seen people arrive on campsites with all manner of vehicles; on motorbikes with tiny tents and with caravans pulled by vintage tractors. Today, I saw my favourite ever – two men rocked up with all of their kit packed in panniers aboard two donkeys!

“To Boldly Go Where No Van Has Gone Before!” Gran Paradiso – Italy

My day kicked off with four ten-second bursts of freezing cold water, full in the face.