Sunday, 29 April 2007

The Trip

Ruth says: So this is the big journey. We are travelling to Australia via practically the whole of the rest of the world. Well not quite, but most of Europe and Asia. We have packed and repacked and whittled down our belongings to the bare mininum although we are still carrying a Le Creuset frying pan, a mortar and pestle and a masive amount of spices for Bob's Culinary delights along the way.
For those of you that may be joining us at some point on our trip and for anyone else who is interested our basic itinerary is as follows:

May: Belgium (Bruges), France(Paris, The Loire Valley, The Dordogne, Biarritz) , Spain (Pamplona, Madrid, Seville, the Villa Walker).

June: Spain ( Barcelona), South of France(Provence, Monaco) Northern Italy( The Lakes, Verona, The Dolomites), Slovenia, Croatia.

July: Montenegro, Albania, Greece (West coast down to Athens, East Coast to Macedonia), Maybe Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania(Transylvania), Maybe Moldova, Ukraine (Odesa)

August: Ukraine ( Crimea), Russia (Volgograd) , Kazakhastan(Atyrau, Aral Sea, Almaty)

September: China ( Sinkiang, Tibet)

October: China( Chengdu, Hong Kong, Kunming), Vietnam ( Hanoi, Ho Chi Min City)

November: Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore

December: Indonesia, Australia

Saturday, 21 April 2007


Bob says: Top bloke Ringo provides some mechanical advice to help me service and maintain the truck during the trip. Ringo is the sole operator in what is reputed to be the No 1 garage in all of Idle, the Village Garage otherwise known as the Batcave. Mention our names and he is sure to add 20% to the bill.