Suisse Alps

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Yesterday we tracked down from Sankt Gallen to Maloja which is right near the border of Italy and its marvellous here, simply marvellous. Switzerland has charmed me over the last few days, the weather has been bright blue sunshine, its minus 5 outside and the snow covered mountains which constantly surround you leave you in absolute awe, I could spend all day here just looking at the peaks from the window in front of me.

We stayed in a small hostel here last night which was filled with German families and it was so cute when the kids got their presents last night, it was lovely to see. we have been doing some stunning drives around the alps, the Fiat Bravo is perfect for the territory, the top of 3rd gear has power up the wazoo and makes the hills a lot of fun. Theres also good times to be had just cruising and enjoying the views, these mountains have a way of putting your mind together, helping you keep it all in perspective.

Of course there is video! Heres a short one for you all

Today we are heading down the Maloja pass into Italy and to where… we dont know, Ive never been to Italy and I have a feeling it will charm us as well. We shall see, maybe it will be fair Verona where star crossd lovers once moved or maybe it will be all the way to the coast for some seafood.

Munich to Sankt Gallen – Approaching Warp Speed

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rock and roll! Tonight Jack and I are in Sankt Gallen which is in the upper east of Suisse and I love it here. Something about Switzerland just charms me every time, the mountains, the old towns, the funny shaped square flag, their resistance to joining the EU because it would expose all the nazi gold in their accounts, god bless it all!

Plans are crazy, they are almost completely different to the ones I described before, thanks to some hiccups I got to München late and all we could get was a a Fiat… hmmm thats not a 1 series BMW…. hmmm but it has 4 wheels and I hear even a steering wheel so we accepted it… only to realise its an awesome Fiat Bravo with 100Kw and a factory fitted turbo! we have already had it going 230 down the german autobahn… WHICH IS TOTALLY LEGAL. Did I tell you how much I love this shit?

Turns out Greg couldn’t come so Jordanne from Perth came instead, except she already took a train back because she felt sorry for leaving her brother, I hope she can meet us again in Italy for Boxing Day. Anyone fancy a glass of fine Italian wine and a plate of good pasta while watching the cricket?

Where to tomorrow? Dont know yet, maybe we will stay in Suisse another day, its lovely here and its good fun to cruise around the mountains. Ive been eating schnitzels, driving very fast and admiring gorgeous scenery. I think i am in love.


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Christmas Eurotrip 2007!

Dont tell scotty, its eurotrip time again!

Wondering what to do with our Christmas, Jack and I are going to keep it a family affair and spend the holiday season doing what we do best, crazy euro road trips! Jacks got an NZ mate along for the ride too!

Given the demise of our beloved Eurotank we are hiring a car for 7 days and you know the way with rental car companies, however this isnt amercia and the choice isnt for a saturn… the car class is either a BMW 1 series, Volvo C30 or VW Golf. Needless to say we are praying to high heavens for the BMW, first time was the ring second time the austrian alps, a good sequel? I think so!

Tomorrow Im flying Stockholm to Salzburg where Jack and his mate will meet me, having rented the car out of  Munich. Then its off to Innbrucks for the night, then across the alps into Swiss to Sankt Gallen to see Judith, then its time to head south and push into Italy! Both Jack and I havnt been there so a flirt with the north will be rocking. Its around here plans start to get sketchy but I think we could pass through fair Verona and then its back east again to the Slovenian seaside where Meelika and Matic will be over these days, I just cant stay away from those two, god bless ’em.

Heres the map, it ends at Trieste because google road maps dont seem to like Slovenia.. I cant blame them really, all that backward ex socialist roads! After Piran on the Slovenian coast it would be the big final leg back up to Munich, getting to Franz Josep airport on saturday morning with just enough time to get me on the AirBaltic flight to Riga and new years in the Baltics.

Its time to hit the road! Get some go again!


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