27 August 2008

Highlights: France & Northern Italy

The total distance we covered on our road trip was 4,218 miles (6,890 kilometres). The car only broke down once and we managed to see a good portion of France, and part of Northern Italy.

I loved France, especially Brittany and Normandy, and can't wait to visit Paris in a few weeks. I also have plans to go back to Italy to see Venice, Rome and Pompeii once my finances have recovered!

Feathers in My Cap
  • Travelling through the beautiful French countryside
  • Exploring historical sites and fortifications, my favourite being Mont Saint Michel
  • Eating huge chocolate ice-creams in Italy
  • Glorious weather, especially round the Mediterranean
  • Swimming. Lots and lots of swimming
  • Our car making it back to the United Kingdom in one piece (it was touch and go there for a while)

Black Eyes
  • Getting lost while trying to navigate
  • Searching for camping grounds late at night in unfamiliar towns
  • Not finding camping grounds and sleeping in the car or pitching tents on the side of the road
  • Strangers getting intimate in close proximity to where I happened to be
  • No air conditioning in the car
 To see more photos click here, here and here.


  1. i don't have much to say, except "wow". those pictures are amazing!!!!! i do so want to go to france and italy one day. i love architecture and i think i might die just to see all that upclose!

  2. Thanks xoxox! It is definitely worth seeing. There really were so many amazing things to see and there's so much more I want to check out...