Cathie and I are planning our next big adventure. After five months in Europe last year, we arrived home and decided we wanted to do it all over again. Yes, maybe even Bulgaria.
For next year, I've managed to arrange some school shows in Prague, The Netherlands and Stockholm. If anyone has any contacts, I'd be most grateful...
One of my favourite time-wasters is looking over Google Maps, trying to decide where to go. At present, we're leaning (no pun on the above building intended) to a few months in France and Italy, followed by a wandering route through Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, up to Estonia and across to St Petersburg. And then a ferry across the Baltic Sea to Stockholm, down to The Netherlands and finishing in Portugal. And bellydancing in Morocco as well. Cathie, not me.
All suggestions for travel destinations most welcome.
Without doubt, we'll be getting a Citroen C3 again - last time, it did 24,000 kilometres and only stopped (briefly) once. Pity it was in an Istanbul street...
The C3 and I only had one accident.
Macedonia. Four men standing around a very old beat-up car (a Trabby??) on a dirt track beside Lake Ohrid. They wave me through. I don't think there's enough room. They wave me through again. Who am I to disagree with four large Macedonians! And I would have made it... if only the bumper bar of their car didn't stick out further than it should have. A terrible scrapping buckling sound. Their eastern bumper bar now faced west. The C3, barely a scratch. We all laughed, shook hands and no-one mentioned insurance. We crossed quickly into Albania, which has more black mercedes, petrol stations and driving schools than any other country in Europe. And mountains. Lots of mountains.