The time had finally come for my final drive. Being so near to home, on the British motorway and having successfully driven through 11 countries (and unsuccessfully through Austria) I didn’t consider the possibility of breaking down or having any navigational issues but foolishly presumed it would be a quick coast home, a stroll across … More Europe #27- The End.
My final stop in the continent had proved to be a very relaxed one, not just because of the brownies on offer in Amsterdam, but because once again I was all alone. The guys had gone home or met up with their girlfriends and after a few days enjoying the company of Georgie and Holly, … More Europe #26- Homeward
Amsterdam was the final stop on our trip before we were to head home via a route of long ferry rides and boring motorway drives. However, this ‘we’ became just me as my mates decided to fly home instead, leaving me, in a slightly broken-down van, to finish the boring leg of the journey alone. … More Europe #25- Amsterdam
Germany prides itself of the efficiency that it has become synonymous with. From the renowned reliability of its car manufacturers to their infamous work ethic, German efficiency is ingrained in the nations culture. The German road infrastructure is the embodiment of this, and the famous autobahn paramount, so as we drove west out of Berlin … More Europe #24- Steinhuder Meer
I’m a birthday person. I love everything about them from the cakes and the cards to the presents and the parties. However, I had never been away from home and my family for a birthday for the previous eighteen ones I’ve been around for so being in Berlin to celebrate turning nineteen was a … More Europe #23- Depressing Berlin Birthday
After discovering that four people sleeping the van wasn’t a viable option for, well, anytime really, we made the easy decision to trawl through Airbnb’s to find a place to stay in Berlin. The crammed sleeping arrangement we attempted in the Tropical Paradise carpark didn’t only lead to collective grumpiness from the sub-standard slumber but … More Europe #22- Berlin
After another happily uneventful border crossing into Germany we set our sights on one of the more structurally impressive sights in the Brandenburg countryside. The Aerium in the former Brand Briesen Airfield was once the sight of Zeppelin constructions in the second world war, and later a soviet military base, before becoming the fascinating Tropical … More Europe #21- Tropical Paradise
Now that the debacle of the van repair was over the road trip was back on track and I was free to enjoy the remaining few weeks relatively stress free, with the threat of breakdowns reduced and any hostile Austrian mechanics left behind. With Fanny safely parked in Prague, I was finally able to experience … More Europe #20- Prague Fools, Bar Crawls and Lennon Walls