Postcard from….the European Parliament

Postcard from….the European Parliament

Just a couple hours driving will get us to our overnight stop in Nancy tonight so we’ve plenty of time to visit the European Parliament building just outside Strasbourg before we set off. As it’s Saturday we didn’t expect it to be open but in fact it is so we join a...
Postcard from….Strasbourg

Postcard from….Strasbourg

Wow! Another lovely new European city find just a few weeks on from our last one! One of three de facto capitals of the European Union, Strasbourg is located near the border with Germany in the pretty Alsace region. It’s home to several European institutions including...
Postcard from….Lucerne

Postcard from….Lucerne

  We were lucky to cross the Alps from Como yesterday in warm clear sunshine because today it has rained all day and the cloud is down to lake level. Instead of the 11-mile two-lane Gotthard tunnel we decided to take the more spectacular up-and-over-the-Pass...
Postcard from…. Dartmoor

Postcard from…. Dartmoor

Camping then…. We had a caravan when the girls were young and we enjoyed many family holidays in it around the UK and our annual ‘big tow’ to the Dordogne or south of France. We’ve always preferred a level of comfort to any sort of rough camping so our last...
Postcard from….Sevilla: whoa!

Postcard from….Sevilla: whoa!

Christopher Columbus monument in Jardine de Murillo    We love a ‘wow’ moment in our travels and the more such moments, the better. Mostly the natural surroundings that provide it, such as the magnificent west coast of Scotland we visited recently, with views...
Postcard from….the road to Caminha

Postcard from….the road to Caminha

‘Nose up’ (actually ‘tail-up’ too) to the 16th Century town hall in Puebla de Sanabria   Three days before our 24-hour ferry journey to Santander Brittany Ferries wrote to advise us that, due to rudder problems requiring our ship to go into dry dock for...
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