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OUR WAYWORD JOURNEY

The Adventure of a Lifetime

Venice

Day 28 - 31 Venice Pearla shows us her mansion, pulls back the covers and reveals the long history of her family. Starting at something close to 800 AD after one of her husband's sires was rewarded a parcel of land in Tuscany after leal service as a soldier to the...

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The Woman who saves Italy… for us

Day 25 - Tuscany  We arrange a last minute three-night stay at Tuscany that would have otherwise been spent in Monte Rosso. Our accommodation is in a large Tuscan mansion that has been owned by one family since the 1500’s. Our host Pearla seems warm and wonderful over...

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Beautiful but…

Day 22 - 25 We stay at Monterosso al Mare, one of the five towns hugging the coastline that makes up Cinque Terre. It is beautiful but overwhelming, stunning but overused. Overloved, over enjoyed, over consumed, worn, fatigued, tired. The price of tourism is often the...

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The Way to Italy

Day 19 - 20 Montpellier We arrive at Montpellier after crossing from Spain it’s late, a full 7 hours of driving after coming from Morocco has made for a long day. We check in, explore a little, eat out and head back for rest. Our brief exploration in Montpellier...

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Where the Road End’s

My fears prove ungrounded, Marrakech is a fine city to visit as a tourist... I've been struggling with this introduction. I want to impart the profound affect this place had on me but we all know my perchance for drama and I don't want to influence anyone. You need to...

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One City, One Day

Day 14 - Barcelona, As Best We Can   Dawn arrives like an unwanted guest. The pace we have set ourselves exploring and always moving is becoming draining. But Barcelona is waiting and it's rude to keep a lady waiting. I'm sorry to say that we only gave Barcelona...

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Blood is thicker

I've wondered for some time how best to approach this... You see so much of the story that gave rise to this leg of the journey is not mine to tell and it certainly has no place here. For those who know me best, you can ask, of course. For everyone else,...

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Where the River Starts

This feels long overdue, Provence in the South of France feels like a distant memory already. Time seems to be moving far too quickly, as is always the way when you spend it as you wish. The memories are already beginning to fade, their edges dulled. It is both time's...

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A Bad Day and New Friends

Not everything runs smoothly, it'd be nice if it did. Character comes from diversity, everything happens for a reason.... or so we tell ourselves and we get on it with. The long and short of this one is I got locked in a bathroom for four hours, we nearly crashed the...

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The Journey and Paris

My calves ache. 3 days of wondering Paris I imagine would do that to anyone... this is a long one but we covered a lot. The journey was as expected, the usual last minute panic with closed motorways, a few farewell phone calls and that strange almost eerie lack of...

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