The Road Trip gets rolling again (towards Valencia and Alicante)


Barcelona was far from the worst place to get stuck, but i was beginning to feel dishonest telling people i was on a Road Trip then returning to my van which had been stationary with a flat tire and battery for the 1 month; then at long last my replacement bank cards arrived so i could set off on the road again. 

Barcelona had been good to me, i met some amazing people, was parked 30secs walk from the beach and i ran some excellent Focallocal events (which i really hope the people i met will keep going now i’m gone). Next on the list is a visit to Valencia for 1 week and then Alicante for the next week, then back to Barcelona to collect the parts and convert the van to run on waste vegetable oil collected from local resteraunts. Right now i’m writing to you all from a tiny cafe, in a tiny mountain village, which keeps its Xmas lights up in the main street all year round; and i’m surrounded by old spanish folk playing cards and drinking coffee. it looks like a nice life here! i was following signs for a beach last night, and have no idea why i’m up a mountain ..but its a nice spot and i think i’ll have a small hike/climb before driving into Valencia later.

Road Trip: Paris part 2 – Magical events! ..and a catastrophe strikes the project!

The money was clearly gone (although I have spent many, many hours searching every corner of the van), and complaining about it wasn’t going to solve anything, so we headed out to meet our friend in Paris, the lovely Dora, who is probably the most enthusiastic and permanently happy person i’ve ever met..
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Road Trip: The Prologue

Why would we ever want to jump into a van and drive around Europe meeting the most positive and pro-active people in every city, and sharing our happiness with the people on the streets in each city to brighten their day??? well, that’s a good question. i’ve had a go at answering it here