Days 1 & 2 – The Shambulance Euro Adventure

The journey began. We’ve done almost 1k miles already (day 12). Every day we need to plan our route, find a bakery, take Miyuki on at least 2 long walks, drive at least 5 hours a day to meet our target (a friend’s wedding in Southern Italy), keep the van tidy, make minor improvements on everything, find a toilet/shower somewhere & remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road; that doesn’t mean to say we don’t put aside a good part of each evening to have a beer and meet new friends. What I’m trying to say is, keeping a blog on top of everything absorbs a lot of time. Neither of us are avid writers and sitting on a laptop feels like it defeats the point of what we’re doing. Alas… this blog is as much for you as it is for us. We still have a lot to share about the build itself; we’d like to show those who are interested how we built the Shambulance, but let’s face it: we’re no pros. We are, however, pretty good travelers, so let’s put build talk on hold for a while and let’s look at what we’ve been doing, starting with day 1 and 2.



At the end of day 2 we reached our family escape in Chinon and stayed there for 6 relaxing days. Keep following to see what we got up to there, as well as what followed after; Lots of bread, cheese and wine, lakes, sunsets, DRIVING and the very eventful getting stuck in the mud on day 11 for about 16 hours… Lots more adventure and hilarity to come! Bisous!


3 thoughts on “Days 1 & 2 – The Shambulance Euro Adventure

  1. Carol says:

    So glad you are on the road! I know it’s a pain keeping up a diary but you will reap the rewards of followers and it is always yours to enjoy when you look back! Hope the travels go well. Bisous wishes all the way from India! Carol xxxxxxxxx


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