We have reached Toulouse, and the end of this particular ‘Trip’ chapter … I think I’ll call it Southern France (Take one). In a couple of days we are taking the train back to Paris and then we head north to sample the delights of Germany, the Netherlands etc. We are not really sure about […]

We have reached Bordeaux now and have been enjoying a couple of days ‘à pied’ rather than ‘en vélo’. Our bodies have been complaining a bit given that we have done 7 days cycling without a rest day. My knees are a bit grumbly and the Husbands back is still giving him problems … he’s […]

This post has been prompted by Barbara who left a comment asking how the Bromptons were performing … The Bromptons are fabulous little machines and have done everything we had hoped … and more. They fold brilliantly so we never have any problem getting them into airbnb accommodation and they fit very tidily inside our […]

Unfortunately, the weather has not yet cleared up and has in fact got colder and windier … although the thunderstorms have abated, which is a blessing at any rate! Due to these rather unpleasant conditions, and the consequent onset of serious marital disharmony that threatened the entire ‘gap year’ mission, we have temporarily aborted the […]

We have finished the ‘getting to Europe’ part of the Trip and are currently catching-up with family and friends. Consequently, we have been spending a large amount of time talking and eating with little time left over for writing on this website … so here’s a brief update. The big news is that we have […]

As promised, here are the apps that we have either found invaluable to planning so far or have loaded up on the phone for use while away. Trello – this is a really handy list making tool that has completely overseen our preparation and kept us on track. “Trello is a free web-based project management […]

Christmas was a very busy time for these particular cyclopolitans. Pre-Christmas was the usual frenzy of Chrissy prep, but that was nothing to the post-Christmas activity. Boxing Day kicked off the big spend … purchasing the final items on our list: The camera, The phone, and The wardrobe. The camera A couple of months ago, […]

Talking of Christmas, we ordered our Christmas presents to ourselves last week … his and her matching Kobo Auras. I think it’s really cool that you can now take a room full of books along with you without any additional weight. I remember regularly culling travel guides and novels to keep the weight limit manageable […]

The website You might have noticed that the website looks a little different this week. This is because I have moved it. I decided that I didn’t want to be bothered with techy website headaches while we are away as I will probably be pretty occupied with coming to grips with our new ‘footloose and fancy free’ […]

Our minds have turned to important, nay essential, matter of selecting and purchasing the bicycles – because if one wants to travel with bicycles, one needs some bicycles … the Husband has just pointed out that the reason people read this blog is probably for insightful observations such as this. We have of course decided […]