Category: Europe

Leaving Paris and A Week Around Northern Burgundy, France

After Paris, it was time to head south to start registering our RV in France. Sens is a village about 1 1/2 hours south of Paris and Veron is just a bit further. As we are new to all of this it took us a bit longer. Our French agent Phill (a Brit) has his […]

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Our 4 Days in Paris

Leaving La Croix du Vieux Pont was a much more straight forward experience than getting there thankfully! We pointed the Hymer south toward Paris and away we went. If I’m being honest, this was the bit I was most concerned about.  I did not want to get turned around and lost in Paris driving a […]

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Road Trip from Luxembourg to Belgium and into France

The trip from Luxembourg to France really was a whirlwind trip for us and being new to RV life everything takes at least twice as long as we were expecting. That has probably been the most surprising thing for me.  Setting up everything once we get to a campsite or tearing everything down when we […]

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Luxembourg Stuck in the Mud (Road Trip to Paris, Part 1)

As we mentioned in the last post, we took possession of the RV on Thursday afternoon after getting to know the fundamentals of how the vehicle works.  Of course, this was a lot to take in and so we videoed a bit of it and that has proved to be very helpful. The chemical toilet […]

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Germany Road Trip – Our Quest to Find the Perfect RV

Austria was wonderful for some decompression time and some lovely hikes in the Bavarian countryside but we needed to get in gear and find the right RV for us (Look for a post on Austria in the future). Shani must have looked at 10,000 or more rv listings on line and we narrowed that list […]

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Adios Arabian Peninsula, Hello European Adventure!

After three and a half years it’s time for us to bid farewell to our most recent home and set out on a new adventure.  We’re excited, of course, but there is also a bit of bittersweet involved in this decision but I’m sure that will fade quickly (as some of it already has).  So […]

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A Day and Night in Helsinki

With just a couple hour ferry ride from Tallinn we decided to spend a day and night in Finland.  The ferries are massive, complete with grocery store, plenty of bars and restaurants, full cafeteria and on the way over there was live music in the ball room. Since our time was limited we took the […]

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The KGB Hotel – Tallinn

Another relic from the old Soviet days, Estonia has Hotel Viru, the first high rise tourist hotel in Tallinn.  Officially there were 22 floors but a keen observer would notice a 23rd floor if you count the windows from the ground outside.  As travel and tourism were’t really allowed in Soviet times, any guest at […]

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Enjoying Estonia

After leaving the forest in Latvia we headed toward the coast in Estonia.  But on the way we needed to stop for a hike in the forests of Estonia.  Each hiking day our aim was around 10K and Sunny would plan the route and Todd would keep us on track with his GPS.  We had […]

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The Secret Soviet Bunker – Latvia

Back in the good old Cold War days the party leaders in Latvia figured they needed a bunker with command and control capabilities in the event of a war with the West.  It was disclosed to the public in 2003 but has remained untouched (or maybe slightly refurbished?) and is now open for public tours. […]

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