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Calais to Abingdon

The last day of our trip…Calais to Abingdon. Rain greeted us as we loaded our cars in Calais and we drove the short distance to the train. The train was delayed by about an hour but eventually we were underway.

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Rochefort to Calais….Brugge!

Only one more day until we head across the tunnel to London. The end of the trip is in sight. All cars headed off individually…some to visit Dunkirk, others to explore other areas. Destination Calais for the night. We drove

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Heidelberg to Rochefort

As usual we went down to breakfast ready to head off at 8.00am. It was decided that some wanted to stay in Heidelberg for more sightseeing and others wanted to drive straight through so everyone was to make their own

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Vienna to Heidelberg

This was a long driving day. With over 700kms to drive we only stopped at motorway ratz platz for refuelling either the cars or us! We arrived in Heidelberg about 5pm and walked the old part of the town. Dinner

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Henk and Maja's Eurasia Trip
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Wine and more architecture

Wine and More Wine – OleBilbao OLD and NEW Monday dawned sunny and warm and we headed down to the Guggenheim Museum, even though it is closed we wanted to relish the slick titanium skin, contrasted against the smooth pale limestone blocks. Everything glistened in the bright morning sun, reflections of the curved surfaces bounced off the water surrounding the metal walls and the metallic sculptures in the forecourts around the Guggenheim. Did you know that every surface in the building is curved and there are no straight lines thus emphasising the organic flowing lines of this magnificent Frank Gehry masterpiece Tomorrow we’ll visit this amazing museum along with our Silk Road companions Pat and David who we are travelling with around Spain and Portugal in our trusty MGs. Hop on and off buses have always been a favourite and quick way of acquainting ourselves with a city. We cruised around the narrow streets enjoying the views from the top deck. We were diverted by police a few times into the back streets because of a rally of thousands of people marching along the main thoroughfare of the city. Red, white and Green flags and banners waving, fire crackers exploding, releasing clouds of smoke. How We hopped off a The Mercado de la Ribera one of the largest fresh food markets in Europe and we arrived just in time for some Pintxos which we enjoyed with a beer and Sangria. So many delicious sweet and savoury munchies to choose from – what a treat!

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