Where to first?

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  1. ninjayorkies

    ninjayorkies Read Only Funster

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    If I can overcome my nerves and book my Eurotunnel ticket I will be waving an ecstatic farewell to the UK next week and heading across the water - for good I hope. It's just me, 3 pooches and 24ft of motorhome. I have my European campsite/Aires books but can anyone recommend any sites/aires etc that I should try out? I'm sticking with France/Germany/Belgium etc until November as I have tickets to see my fave band in Vienna in mid November. After that I'll be heading south for milder weather. :Cool:
     
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    Good Luck and have a good time. Be safe.
    Jim
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    Have fun on your travels Lynsey , take care & keep safe :thumb:
     
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    Just read your blog.. Good luck with the journey, and I hope you find everything you are looking for,

    All the best

    David
     
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    Read your blog, most interesting.

    Hope you find Europe a good second best to the USA. If you don't want to end up with the Chavs and their offspring again, steer clear of the Atlantic coast of France in the summer because that's where they go:Cool:

    Steer clear of the Med coast as well at this time, not that the Chavs are there, but the rest of the world seems to be.

    France in particular seems very dog friendly.:thumb:

    Keep up the blog.
     
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    3 dogs (1 has no teeth), baseball bat, several pairs of metal toe capped boots - I should be good. I've been warned about being mistaken for a 'lady of the night' in Spain as apparently they travel around in campervans 'servicing' lorry drivers !? :Eek!: I did say I wanted some part time work :Rofl1:
     
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    have to say i have never seen any of said ladies with a campervan,usually if anything its usually an old small car parked up.Just dont go wearing any white knee length boots and shorts/mini skirt - that has seemed to be their fashion over the last few years
     
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    No worries there then. I'm still the goth reject I was at 16. Never wear anything other than black, skirts are all ankle length and boots that scare most men :Laughing:
     
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    What...you mean they're not members of an ABBA tribute band?
     
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    Well see The Spanish Job thread for a grand Christmas.
     
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    Spanish Job? Is that anything like the Italian Job as I rather fancy myself as the next Stig so could do with some practise :Wink:
     
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    Twenty-seven minutes south of Orleans, in the big dusty layby, there are several women in campervans and indecorous amounts of clothing. I think they work for the French Tourist Board.

    They seem remarkably welcoming to tourists and are ambassadors for their country, I'd say, educating foreigners in the surprisingly complex ways of continental social interaction.

    Co-ordinates 47.695252,1.97319

    So some bloke in the pub was telling me...
     
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    Many many years ago I went out to Bergen to visit some Oaf in the forces I'd been writing to during the 1st Gulf War. There were a lot of VW campers parked in picnic areas at the side of the main roads and I was told these were 'Layby Lils'. You parked up, paid your money and well I'll leave the rest to your imagination. :Eeek:
     
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    Many, many years ago, too, I cycled from the south of Spain to the north of France.

    Approaching Barcelona, I was literally being pulled off my bike by numerous hard-shoulder harridans, demanding Pesetas for perversions.

    It was half past six in the morning. I would happily have paid for a cup of tea.
     
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    Ah now cups of tea I can do and possibly a slice of homemade cake/scone/shortbread :Smile:
     
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