Tag: Living the Dream

There’s No Welcome in the Hillsides – Altausee, Austria.

Big Blue at Camping Temel Altausee, Austria

We would have made good time packing up were it not for Norman the Borman. An English guy who had travelled in Croatia decided to tell Mark what he should do.

While advice about travel in Croatia is useful, since we are going there, being talked at and told “You don’t want to go there, you want to go here!” is never going to go down well. Norman had been there and my goodness, he had done it ALL!

I have heard that the definition of a bore is a man who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it… Continue reading “There’s No Welcome in the Hillsides – Altausee, Austria.”

South Bohemian Rhapsody – Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

Český Krumlov – ‘Prague in Miniature’

We caught glimpses of a magical city of spires and terracotta tiles, almost moated by the River Vltava as she nestled into a horseshoe-shaped bend in the river.

We were driving around the ring road looking for parking and worrying, because we had no Czech currency to pay for it!

But Český Krumlov granted us a stay of execution. The car park was pay on exit! Continue reading “South Bohemian Rhapsody – Český Krumlov, Czech Republic”

Dogs ‘n Dracula – Our Romance with Romania

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The Fab Four at Corvinilor Castle, Hunedoara, Transylvania

Over the weekend, we entered a competition with the UK’s ‘Dog Friendly’ Magazine.

On Monday, look what had happened! Dogs n’ Dracula was live on the Dog Friendly Blog!

This is a taste of things to come on World Wide Walkies – our next adventure. Our plan had been to head south through France to Spain and Portugal, but it was 35ºC in Brittany and 50ºC in Portugal – so we turned left instead. We discovered a country of magic and myth – and gained an addition to the family!

Continue reading “Dogs ‘n Dracula – Our Romance with Romania”

Czeching In to the Czech Republic

We went so far south to avoid the thunderstorms that we fell off the map!

Thunderstorms were coming!

We wanted to make good progress south to avoid the adverse weather, so we got up before 7am (eeek!) to pack up.

By 8am, we had ten children in the caravan! Continue reading “Czeching In to the Czech Republic”