1st time europe

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    Sorry not sure if this is the right section...But is there any other newbies to Europe that would be interested in travelling together? Mum and I are looking to travel in Sept APPROX for 4 wks APPROX but we are flexible to plans/routes etc
     
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    Yeah, I'd love to but I haven´t got a motorhome yet! And unless I win this argument with the missus about this 09´ Autotrail 634 I'm not going to be either! Yorkshire women, there´s no getting them to see sense.
     
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    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    Have a compromise!:Smile:
     
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    what´s that? half a motorhome? how do you compromise with a rock? anyway, just joking, hope you find someone to meet up with. Tony.
     
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    Wish we could but we will be in USA for the wedding (or the party following the elopement) in September.

    I've got "Back Roads France" if you want to borrow it.
     
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    If you can't find anyone to join you don't let this stop you going. Europe is not something to worry about. You can't really go wrong in France although a lot of sites will start closing from the middle of the month onwards. Just get a good book of sites, such as the Alan Rogers, AA, or Caravan Club ones to identify sites open when you need them. France has lots of Aires which are cheaper but if this is your first trip I would recommend sites. Brittany is nice, easy driving, easy shopping but weather less good than the more southern bits.

    As a general rule in Europe if in touristy bits you will have a reasonable chance of finding English speakers. I've just had two weeks in some decidedly off the beaten track bits of Spain and English speakers were very rare. Spanish speakers also scarce, at least as far as written menus were concerned in the Basque and Catalonian regions. We faired better with French in some places.

    Denmark is also good and you will find plenty of people who speak English. Weather could be just like home though!
     
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    Nor will mine now... :Sad:

    If you go to the main Rally & Meets forum and click on page 10. it`s the 3rd post down = Thread heading = (Changed from "Continental" to)....
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    great van,,,:thumb: love ours...
     
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    When you say Europe i'm not sure which part you have in mind, but I'm travelling from Portsmouth to Santander on 27th September, travelling down through Spain for about a week or so via Riaza then stopping at the aire at Portimao in the Algarve for a few weeks. It's 2.50 euros a night, no EHU but there are emptying facilities and water at 2 euros for 110 litres. There is a bar on site (well a converted single-decker bus but cheap and cheerful) and the location is excellent, next to the marina and the beach, as well as bars and restaurants. I was there the same time last year and met a lot of nice people, Brits and other nationalities. Even JJ was there winding up Man Utd supporters!

    If you wanted to tag along and then do your own thing feel free to join me :thumb:

    ps I'm picking my mam up from Rome airport tonight, she is visiting for a week and has picked the right time. About an hour ago there was a thunderstorm which chucked hailstones down with such force I checked the van for dents afterwards! It's her first time in Italy!
     
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    Thanks for the offer , it sounds great and cheap too with a bar and beach thrown in, not too sure yet but think mum might opt for France tagging along with old mo party. Its gonna be our first time driving abroad so maybe France will be far enough for a first go. Im confident but mums very wary.
     
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    Hi Mo ... Can you pls check the link as nothing there for me either. Cheers Rob
     
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    No matter what you decide to do the best thing is to relax and have FUN!!!!!

    Don't try to do too much all at once - it will be waiting to be discovered every day.
     
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    We're off to France 7-24 Sept... Via the tunnel and driving down to carcassonne (villegly)
     
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    No probs Irnbru, enjoy it wherever you end up :thumb:
     
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    We will probably be back to France September, possibly late August once the school holidays finish, we stay home while those are on. We are in France at the moment until first week in July as we have to plan round hospital appointments.
     
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    Also newbies this year. not going to europe this year as too many good places in scotland. Going to wild camp in Galloway forest and borders at end of june. just back from Loch Voil. Also solway area is great. Let us know if you want to meet up...
     
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    We are going beginning sept tunnel, don't know where we will end up or come back, but if you want to come over with us then do your own thing when you have the hang of it you are welcome to tag along:thumb:
     
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