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Published
1 September 2013
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europe2013 , itally
Bluestar decides to take a leak in a tunnel

Yup, it was expected that sooner or later something will go wrong. As we were driving through a rather long tunnel without a hard shoulder, the little, red, “you’re loosing coolant mate” light started flashing disco style on the dashboard. We knew right away what the problem was as it’s a re-occurring fault that got us twice before on the English soil. One of the rubber coolant hoses loosens and pops out of a pvc pipe that connects it with the radiator at the front of the van. read more

Published
31 August 2013
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europe2013 , itally
Village Disco

From the lake we headed for the east coast. Our drive took us though The Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini, a beautiful, mountainous national park. read more

Published
30 August 2013
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europe2013 , itally
A lake in Umbria and some really awesome food.

From Pienza we headed to Lago Trasimeno in Umbria. We free camped by the lake in different locations for the next two nights. read more

Published
28 August 2013
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europe2013 , itally
Renaissance in Pienza

Having left Volterra we visited Pienza a very picturesque renaissance town, which in 1996 was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. read more

Published
27 August 2013
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europe2013 , itally
Medieval Volterra with a swimming pool

Volterra, a hilltop town in Tuscany, was our next stop and we stayed in a campsite just outside the towns walls. read more

Published
26 August 2013
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europe2013 , france , itally
From the South of France into Italy…

The drive took us though the French Italian boarder near the coast. We opted to take a toll road at this point due to the high volumes of August traffic along the coastline. Our German T3 friends had just come through this bit of coastline (without using the toll) it took them hours just to travel a few miles. read more

Published
25 August 2013
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europe2013 , france
Bluestar reaches the coast and meets german hippies

We were just around 20 minutes away from Saint Tropez and it was getting late. Crusing on local roads we were looking for somewhere to stay. read more

Published
24 August 2013
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europe2013 , france
Freecamping by a river and Le Palais ideal

After leaving Beaune we spent the whole day driving. At this point we really got into taking local roads rather than motorways. It takes longer but makes a more pleasant drive and avoids the expensive toll charges. Because we’re traveling slower it’s easier to spot and pull up at interesting places. Handy when traveling without a plan. read more

Published
23 August 2013
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europe2013 , france
Beaune, It's Food And Its Spectacular Old Hospital

We found a nice spot in a campsite in Beaune with little lizards climbing the wall next to us. read more

Published
22 August 2013
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europe2013 , france
Dijon And The Cote-d'Or

We were passing Dijon on the way south and decided to drive in, have a looksy and score a pot of that famous mustard everyone knows it for. read more

Published
14 August 2013
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europe2013 , france
France.. Sunflowers, Toad castle and wildcamping

From Luxembourg we drove directly to Burgundy in France. We were stung 12 Euros on the way for accidentally finding ourselves on a toll road. To make some savings we decided to wildcamp and headed off down a Michelin road atlas ‘scenic route’, about an hour north of Dijon. read more

Published
13 August 2013
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europe2013 , luxemburg
Unexpected Luxembourg…

On route to France we drove through Luxembourg and decided at the last minute to check it out. We knew very little about the place other than the name oozing luxury and glamour. read more

Published
9 August 2013
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europe2013 , holland
Goat Farm

Following OHM we dropped Zygis off in Eindhoven and looked for somewhere to stay for one night before heading down to France. We didn’t book or plan anything we just set the sat nav to locate nearby camp sites and landed ourselves in an organic goat farm by accident. read more

Published
9 August 2013
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europe2013 , holland
OHM 2013

On Sunday we left with Tom and Sophie and headed for OHM 2013 (Observe, Hack, Make, a sort of geeky festival) just north of Amsterdam. read more

Published
9 August 2013
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europe2013
We're off!

We left London early morning to catch a ferry from Dover to Dunkirk from where we drove to Deventer in Holland. read more

Published
7 August 2013
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europe2013
Thanks East Dulwich Campers

After months of getting the van ready for a trip around Europe we are finally off. Big thanks to the East Dulwich Campers crew for helping us get her ready for the trip. read more

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