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Daniel Rodriguez Draws the Mighty Ford

September 27, 2016 1 Comment
Daniel Rodriguez Draws the Mighty Ford

When we were in the north of France we met up with Claudia and Daniel Rodriguez. Daniel is a very talented artist, and after we chatted for a while he painted a drawing on the Ford. He also drew us and the mighty Ford and has uploaded his pictures to his FaceBook page. Check them […]

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Home Run

September 10, 2016 0 Comments
Home Run

In the last week we have been hoteling and camping between Bremerhaven and Bremen. We spent 2 x nights camping in a cute little beachside area called Cux Haven on the North Sea. Great food and friendly people. Met a guy (Dennis) at a seaside restaurant – he was the barman. He spoke German, Spanish […]

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Home Run to Portugal

August 24, 2016 4 Comments
Home Run to Portugal

Once we left the UK we headed straight to Portugal in pretty quick time due to our desire (mine in particular) to end the trip and get home. We drove straight to Portugal through Spain in a bit of a marathon effort diving 300 to 400km per day. We reached Portugal spent 3 days in […]

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UK Ireland and Scotland

August 5, 2016 3 Comments
UK Ireland and Scotland

After we saw Alan take his spitfire flight all four of us drove to friends of theirs: Barry and Rosemary down below London to a place called Uckfield. We spent 3 days there – was very nice. Barry and Rosemary really looked after us. Donna cooked a great meal on our last night – Vegie […]

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Barry and Donna in the UK

July 16, 2016 1 Comment
Barry and Donna in the UK

Driving to the coast of Calais to catch the train for the tube under the English Channel was an experience in itself. Once on the train (car and all) we only travelled for about 3 mins and we arrived in the UK. Arriving in the UK was a bit like going home, English speaking folks […]

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Italy and Switzerland

July 11, 2016 0 Comments
Italy and Switzerland

Italy has been great while there we visited Pompeii with Sam and Linda another couple we have travelled with, both from NZ. On the way out of Italy we camped alongside Lake Como, what a stunning location. The north of Italy is really nice and mountainous. 3 days ago we headed into Switzerland, this country […]

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Magnificent Croatia

June 28, 2016 0 Comments
Magnificent Croatia

I have been looking forward to visiting this country for years and it has not let me down. This country has it all from rugged mountains to turquoise waters. We have camped ever since we crossed the border from Montenegro over the last 5 nights. 4 nights ago we met Bernie and Wioleta. Bernie is […]

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Sophia Prison Visit

June 8, 2016 1 Comment
Sophia Prison Visit

Donna and I went and had 80 mins with Jock Palfreeman a young man placed in prison for 20 years for murder. Jock was very upbeat and positive in his nature. Jock has been a great advocate for change in the reform of this prison. His work has to be admired considering this is one […]

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Smashed Window in Plovdiv and A Hidden Surprise

June 5, 2016 3 Comments
Smashed Window in Plovdiv and A Hidden Surprise

On the 2nd June we woke up to a smashed passenger side window (electric window Donna‚Äôs side). A lawnmower had picked up a stone and smashed the window. My thoughts straight away was how in the hell will we find a Ford dealer for a start or a repair shop that could find a replacement […]

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First Days in Europe

May 31, 2016 2 Comments
First Days in Europe

We arrived back in Istanbul on the 28th May hopped in a taxi and went straight to Toyota headquarters. We were met by security staff – all good fellas – they waited back after their normal work hours so we could pick up our car. We jumped into the car turned the key and bingo […]

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