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  1. The Dude

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    Folkestone tonight, chunnel tomorrow, then Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Croatia, Montengro, Albania, Greece, Crete. Should arrive in Crete sometime early April.

    Wooo Hooo!! - mixture of excitement and anxiousness.

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    Safe travels, Dude, hope you will be updating us with photos. I like to travel vicariously, the morocco thread is nearly over, you could be our next inspiration. :thumb:
     
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    Safe travelling. Have a wonderful time :Smile:
     
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    Er.... hang on..


    Wow....... sounds like a top plan.... BUT..... I think I've spotted a slight flaw...


    I may have only done 'O' level geography, but I don't recall Luxembourg and Italy having a common border.... or have you got a cunning but hitherto secret plan that you daren't share with us? Are you going to teleport or is there one of those impressive continental tunnels straight from Luxembourg to the Alps??

    Either way it sounds like a top trip and I'm... what's the word for it... oh yes... JEALOUS! Have fun folks.

    Simon
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    Be safe and report back to fellow funsters how you get on, oh yes i am so envious of you and people who can do this sort of thing, i have yet to stray out of the UK, but one day i will do some touring and travel for months on end
    pete
     
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    Don't forget to check your tyres :thumb: have fun mate.

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    What a fantastic trip to embark upon. Have a safe journey and if you find any spare time please let us know how it's progressing.:thumb:
     
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    Would love to hear how get on. We regularly go a Greek island called Meganisi but have never been to the mainland so would like to give it a go with the MH :thumb:
     
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    That's a trip I plan to do though perhaps only stopping in mainland Greece. We have had several holidays in Crete but mainland Greece is unexplored for us and the Peloponnese sounds very interesting. Edward Enfield's Greece on My Wheels is a good read about the area and its history.

    Are you planning to return the same way? Once in Greece it might be tempting to head North East and swerve back through Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary - assuming no unpleasantness from Ukraine spills over into the region!

    Good luck sorting out your insurance in the Balkans. Do keep us posted on your progress.
     
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    Sounds like a great plan Dude, Hope you have a fab time!:Cool:

    and yes that is def a word I would choose too Simon JEALOUS!:cry:

    Never mind 15 months and counting tick tock tick tock.....:Wink:
     
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    Have fun !

    Am planning on visiting Croatia in May/June. If you pick up any tips for campsites, customs, costs etc. please post for all our benefit.

    Bon voyage!

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    There's a good article about touring Croatia in the Practical Motorhome - April 2014, on sale now. It includes some site recommendations as well as ferries and other details.

    Have fun! :coolthumb:
     
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    Respect.

    RESPECT.

    R E S P E C T.


    Have loads of FUN.
     
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    sounds a great trip

    Please post some pictures etc as you go :thumb::thumb:

    Have a great and safe trip :BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    Have a great trip - Croatia is lovely, people are friendly and Dubrovnik has to be on the tour list. Campsites are pretty well marked but could be tight in a large MH - Some road signs are a bit of a muddle. Have fun :BigGrin:
     
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    Uttoxeter to Crete road trip - the journey so far

    Well, we've been on the road for 22 days now, have stayed on 16 sites across Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Croatia and are now on a site in Montenegro.

    The border crossing into Montenegro from Croatia was incredibly easy and efficient - the border guard kept our passports, directed us to an office just behind him and 5 minutes later we had our insurance for Montenegro - 18 euros - a bargain!! Went back to the guard, showed him the insurance, retrieved our passports and off we drove into Montenegro. :BigGrin:

    Tomorrow we are crossing into Albania - now that might be another story altogether - we'll see. :Eeek:
     
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    Oooops - forgot to include Slovenia!
     
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    How did you get through the tiny bit of bosnia? Our insurance does not cover it! Can you buy it near the crossing?

    Have fun!
     
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    We took a ferry from Ploce to Trbanj – it runs 4 times each day and cost us 44.26 euros but our van is over 7 metres so you may pay less. The journey takes 45 mins and the views are wonderful. :thumb:
    We then stayed at Orebic at a lovely little site called Camping Palme (ACSI). If you don’t want to stay over you can just continue driving on through towards Dubrovnik.
     
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