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Final Europe Post

Posted by David McKell On December - 3 - 2017

Well here is the final Europe post from the 2015 holiday. Unfortunately I never got around to detailing what we did like in the previous posts, all I have is the below notes that have been sitting in my email for 2 years. I need to clear this out of my head so I can prepare for a big 2018 (Europe and USA again in one hit!).

Switzerland (Lucerne)
Monday
Went to Aldi and bought required camping equipment. It wasn’t too expensive outlay and we did the maths will save many hundreds on accommodation and food over nearly 2 weeks. Checked out of hotel and drove to camp ground, no one was at check in until 3 so we went for a walk.
Set up tent, went shopping, cooked pizza over coals.
Camped here: https://goo.gl/maps/AvdQ4qho5nu

Tuesday
Packed up tent, drove towards Italy. Went over the “x” pass. Awesome road, had to back track as the mountain road was closed from snow, stopped randomly and walked, found the statue and tunnels. Drove to snow, drove to Lake Como Italy!! Set up tent at night. Was raining

Wednesday
Woke up to it raining. Pretty miserable day. Went shopping. Set up tarp for hours before rain, cooked dinner and bed.

Thursday
Walked to mountain. Gelato and chess.

Friday
Extended holiday. Didn’t do much. Went to waterfall. Walked through town, booked canyoning. Played chess

Saturday
Canyoning, headache, dinner bed

Sunday
Drove to Milan via George clooneys. Set up tent, shirty reception.

Monday
Milan walking around. I was sick n tired so left early.

Tuesday
Drove to Padua and wondered around for a few hours.

Then drove to campsite in Venice. It’s a ways out but good place. Opted for a cabin for only 10euro more with w real bed, shows, toilet, fridge and space. A nice change from camping

Wednesday
Slept in (recover from drinking). Bus to Venice, got tickets, walked around, used public ferry’s, walked some more. Pizza delivered for dinner.

Thursday
Bus to Venice. Police checking tickets. Went on gondola, basilica, Brioney not feeling well from bumper head, went to café and rested while playing chess, boat into main square, pizza for dinner, bus home, packed up

Friday
Packed up into car, checked out, drove to Pisa, knee starting to hurt, went to leaning tower, drove to Florence, ztl zone bs, parking hassles, late to bed

Saturday
Up early to move car, shopping for lunch n dinner, bus to town n walk back, sore knee, rested while Brioney went out. Coco pops for lunch. Pizza dinner.

Sunday
Walked around town, went to duomo, had massive tub of ice-cream. Went to michangelo plaza with nice view. Went back to car to get some valuables out. Cooked chicken n salad for dinner.

Monday
Went to castiglioncello to hang by beach, paddle boat and swim. Train back n pizza for dinner.

Tuesday
Late start, went to museum (statue of David). Went back home to plan next few days (made changes due to leg injury and holiday bothers). Super doper hot. Had subway dinner, walked through town to tram, went and got car, parked in ztl. Packed n bed.

Wednesday
Up early, drove to Siena. Walked around, had kebaps. Drove to camp ground with lovely reception and nice camper vans. Checked out grounds, cooked spaghetti Bol, Internet and bed.

Thursday
Slept in till 9. Brioney went for run. Had crepes 4 breakfast. Lay around. Drove to Perugia. Very hot 34degrees. Walked along way too hot really. Back to camp.

Friday
Swim in pool, walk, nothin

Saturday
Washing, swim in pool and relax, jump in lake,

Sunday
Slept in, washing. Jumped in lake. Pizza dinner, packed

Monday
Cleaned cabin, put all gear in car, gave away camping gear to reception, stopped for lake photo, drove to small town for ice cream, Brioney feeling very sick, stopped further up on side of road in shade and rested, drove to Rome, filled car up, dropped it back and went to airport to communicate with Michael re keys. Went to appt, no food around ordered pizza, didn’t turn up till after midnight, bed after 1.

Tuesday
Early start 8. Walked to colosseum and beat most crowds but not the heat. Walked to Trevi fountain, psntheum, fort, Vatican City, tube to shops n home on bus

Wednesday
Vatican to see pope, Vatican museum, tram + bus packed out bus,

Thursday
St. Peter’s square, bassilica, walked to dome, forum, sat in front of coliseum, slow walk back, packed bags, walked to dinner and drinks, bed about 12

Friday
430am wake for 5am taxi to lido. Arrived in London about miday, lunch then home for a nap. Dinner at buffet Indian, drinks and send off and Metz.

Saturday
Greenwich to see Dave and boys, home for work

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