Thursday, April 16, 2009

Leaving the UK Behind.

We have had a great week back in the UK, catching up with family and friends and of course the oppertunity to sample the delights that are available in the UK Indian restaurant. This is the one thing I miss most since moving to Gozo.

We hit the road again for our return road trip to Gozo on Wednesday, and were greeted with the news that the French lorry drivers were blocking the ports, again, so we left early and still managed to get the Eurotunnel train that we had pre - booked with only moments to spare. Further trouble reared it's head when driving through Paris and we found traffic jams following an accident, this delayed us a further 90 mins.

Our 1st stop after 10 hours driving was a Water Mill called Le Moulinot , we stayed there this time last year and this is a wonderful part of Burgundy. On to Le Chateau des Comtes de Charme an old Chateau now hotel overlooking the Rhone Alps, quite expensive but nice with stunning scenery.

We are now staying in a B&B on a vineyard in North Italy, high on a hill overlooking the town of Asti not far from Turin, Villa Sampaguita a wonderful old house with vinyard, highly recommended. Tommorrow we head for the ferry in Genoa, and a 39 hour ferry trip back to Malta.

"Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content." Louis L'Amour.

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