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Matt & Mercaders - The World Tour

Trip: Europe

There are [18] stories from my trip: Europe


Gallery: Spain

SPAIN | Sunday, 12 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Albi

FRANCE | Sunday, 12 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Antibes

FRANCE | Sunday, 12 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Venice

ITALY | Sunday, 21 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Spain

SPAIN | Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | Views [387]

On arrival in Madrid, one of the first things that struck us was the relaxed atmosphere considering it is a capital city. The weather was glorious the whole time we were there and we had a great time just leisurely wandering around the city. Our accommodation ... Read more >


TRAVEL NOTES - First Day Syndrome

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | Views [389] | Comments [1]

First Day Syndrome is basically the start of an on-going cycle. We arrive in a new place, check into the accommodation (varying degrees of standard) and head out for a bit of an explore. This invariably ends up being much longer than planned, when we're ... Read more >


Albi

FRANCE | Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | Views [661]

After a tearful goodbye in Antibes (for real this time!) it was on to Albi, in France, to stay with Arnie Sue and Uncle Bri! It was so nice to be staying in a home again, especially one with English Sky TV! And so ensued some serious Olympic viewing ... Read more >


TRAVEL NOTES - Hydromania

ITALY | Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | Views [2855] | Comments [5]

This story is dedicated to Terry Summerbell. 5 nights in Rome is quite a while so we thought a day at the local waterpark might be fun. Travelling is about doing stuff,we were told, rather than simply seeing stuff. So we set off on our journey - i´d ... Read more >


Antibes

FRANCE | Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | Views [841] | Comments [3]

Chloes´s birthday fell whilst we were in Antibes so, after acting tourists, we scheduled a beach break. Months previously chloe´s mum, Pip, and I had hatched a plan for her and Chloe´s dad, Stefan, to come over to Antibes as a surprise. Incidentally, ... Read more >


Roma!

ITALY | Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | Views [653]

Our arrival in Rome saw what we have come to call 'first day syndrome'(see travel notes). The hostel appeared pretty ropey, especially the caged 'elevator', the design of which one can only assume was based on the set of some terrifying horror movie! ... Read more >


Gallery: Florence

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Florence

ITALY | Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | Views [3609] | Comments [3]

Florence is home of the paintings of Botticelli, the sculptures of Michaelangelo and also some renowned architecture (sorry, didn't pick up the names). It is also the capital of the region of Tuscany and home of Dr. Lecter in the film Hannibal. ... Read more >


Venezia!

ITALY | Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | Views [762]

Now, we all know that Venice is built on water. However, nothing can prepare you for what it's actually like when you get there. As we walked out of the station we were confronted by a sea of water, stretched out in front of us for as far as we could ... Read more >


Gallery: Random

FRANCE | Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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TRAVEL NOTES - The Joy of Sleeper Trains

FRANCE | Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | Views [1093] | Comments [3]

Alternatively titled: 'how to lose a nights kip'. I've laid my cards out on the table here so you know where this particular journal entry is heading, however, I confess I was excited by the prospect of the sleeper train. Many of you will be aware of ... Read more >


Gallery: Paris

FRANCE | Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Paris

FRANCE | Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | Views [2192] | Comments [7]

...and straight into the safe hands of old mate Tom Trounce. Some people might be disappointed that we didn't head further afield for our first stop - not us, our neighbours across the water have plenty to offer! dunnhumby Tom took us to a leaving ... Read more >


In the beginning...

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | Views [438] | Comments [3]

Thanks for checking out our journal. We'll try to keep it interesting! I dare say the next nine months are going to be eventful - for better or worse...