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“This tower, patched unevenly with black ivy, arose like a mutilated finger from among the fists of knuckled masonry and pointed blasphemously at heaven. At night the owls made of it an echoing throat; by day it stood voiceless and cast its long shadow.”
― Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan
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Guimaraes – The First Capital of Portugal
It's Tuesday the 3rd of March and the rain is teeming down in the small city of Guimaraes, thirty odd miles northeast of Porto. Iggy has spent a wet...
Salobrena – Ten Days at Villa El Paraiso
The morning sun is rising over Salobrena, painting the darkness with rainbow shades of red, pink, orange and yellow. It slowly unveils the giant fog...
Splendid Drive to Sibiu – A Transylvanian Treasure
The day is Saturday the 28th of September, and Iggy the Hymer motorhome is sitting at a slant, across from the park in Sibiu, Romania. ( 45.796975,...
Smederevo – An Enticing Taste of Serbia
The date is Thursday, 12th September, and Iggy the Hymer motorhome is parked next to a broken fortress in Smederevo, Serbia. We have no internet...
Sevnica Spoils Us – Thumbs Up For Slovenia
The date is Monday the 9th of September and Yggdrasil, the Hymer motorhome, is spending his second night at the free Aire in Sevnica, Slovenia. It...
Rosenheim & Neubeuern – A Rainy Bavaria
In yesterday's update I left you all on a rain drenched German Autobahn, just south of Munich. Jay was somehow managing to guide Iggy the Hymer...
Incredible Sunset at Xativa Castle
On the way down hill from the castle Fi & Jay stop to watch the most incredible sunset play across Xativa in Spain.
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