Place 4 – Day 1: Genoa – One Nighter

Ciao Genoa! 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹

We’ve arrived in Genoa for our 1 night stay. We’re here tonight and then the morning, and then we move on again! 

We’re going to make our way to Rome at some point soon as we may have some work there!! 

Today was a 6 hour bus journey, and we had someone try to sneak on at a Petrol station, so that provided entertainment for a few minutes! This bus was a little more cramped, but it didn’t feel like 6 hours! 

We’re going to have a chill evening, walk around tomorrow and look around and then we’ll be off to our next place at around 14:20 tomorrow! 

We’re in our first ever hostel tonight, and it doesn’t seem too bad. 

– Mr & Mrs Hale 

Place 3 – Day 3: Marseille – Crepes! 

We had no specific plans for today, other than to book our next location, and so we woke up a bit later, had breakfast in bed and watched some TV. Just relaxing! 

Then, we left the apartment with no goal, other than to walk. 

We had a walk, sat a few times, found some rocks to walk and sit on, watching the world go by!

It was the definition of a relaxed but lovely day, especially with the atmosphere and the sensational scenery of Marseille.

We strolled into the main area and got a crepe each! Kim had chocolate (obviously!) and Curtis had Apricot Jam, even though he asked for Strawberry, but it was good anyway! 

Just preparing for tomorrow now! We are up nice and early tomorrow for our 6 hour bus journey! 
– Mr and Mrs Hale 

Place 3 – Day 2: Marseille – Walking & Forts

Marseille is a very nice place! 

We needed to do shopping, so got that out of the way, and then we made our way out to see the sights of Marseille. 

This place is very picturesque! Forts, old buildings, sea, castles, mountains… Pretty much what you would think of a southern France location! 

We visited a Fort, walked a bit through the dock/marina, all whilst in a nice warm 20 degrees! 

We went back to the apartment for food, and had nice beef ravioli (and cheese ravioli!!), with a tomato sauce and side salad! All very tasty! 

We then headed back out to sit on some rocks by the sea and watch the sunzwt which was lovely! 

Tonight, we have the task of planning our next few moves and booking something for Sunday! 

– Mr and Mrs Hale 

Place 3 – Day 1: Marseille – Travel Day

Bonjour Marseille! 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷

We are spending a couple of days in Marseille before we move on again.

We are currently on a bus, and will be arriving in Marseille in around 3 hours time! 

We’ve crossed the boarder from Spain to France, made a stop at a service station, and then we made a stop in Perpignan, before continuing towards Marseille. 

We have then made a stop at Montpellier, and have another stop about an hour from now in Nimes. 

Once we leave Nimes, we arrive at Marseille an hour or so after that, and then need to get public transport to our accommodation. 

Here’s to a nice chilled couple of days in Marseille! 

– Mr and Mrs Hale 

Place 2 – Day 7: Barcelona – Gothic Quarter & Sunsets

Today, we had the goal of going to the Gothic Quarter, and then to a mountain to see the sunset! 

First off, we needed to go to CeX again to return our SD card for a micro SD, so the gopro works! 

We made our way from CeX to the Gothic Quarter. We actually managed to stumble across it, as we were unsure where to go, and we managed to find it by accident! 

After much more walking, we went back to the hill we went to the other day and setup the GoPro for a time lapse of the sunset. 

It seems we are not too good at using a gopro, as it didn’t seem to work to well! We sat there quite cold for a couple of hours, but it was very nice to chill, with a homemade sandwich and snacks! 

Tomorrow, we get on a bus for 9 hours to travel to the next place… Where will it be? 

We will be posting a photo to see if you can guess, when we get on the bus! This will be on our Facebook Page. 

Now, we’re making sandwiches for the travel, and packing everything then we’ll be done! 

Until tomorrow, goodnight! 

– Mr and Mrs Hale 

Place 2 – Day 6: Barcelona – Laundry, Park Guell & Sangrada Familia 

What a busy day today! 

We began our day with laundry! Woo! We’ve needed to do this for a few days, but haven’t had the chance. Once we washed them in the apartment, we took a trip round the corner to the local laundromat to dry the clothes. The remaining clothes are hung up on a make-shift clothes line in our room, which Kim made! 

Once we were done with laundry, we needed to buy an SD card for our Gopro, so made the walk down to CeX and bought one there! 

We made our way to Park Guell, which was about a 1hr 20min walk! When we got to Park Guell, we walked around the free area, which is pretty much a garden, and then purchased tickets for the Central area, which has all of the monuments/buildings in. Take a look at some of the photos below! The rest will appear on Facebook! 

After Park Guell, we walked to Sangrada Familia, which again, much further than we thought! Once we got there, we just took photos and decided we didn’t need to go in! 

We then made our way back to the apartment, via a shop, as we’re making fajitas for dinner! 

Tomorrow, we don’t have anything planned, so we’ll see what happens! 

– Mr and Mrs Hale 

Place 2 – Day 5: Barcelona – Tibidabo

Today, we put our walking shoes to the test! We walked up Tibidabo to get to the Temple on the top…It was a LOT longer of a walk than we thought! 

In total, we walked for about 6 hours straight. It was good fun, though, with a lot of great views! We walked up dirt tracks (because it’s more fun that way!) and eventually made it to the temple on the top, only to find out that we couldn’t take the cable car down as it was closed for the day! So, we had to stroll all the way back down the mountain, that being said, it was great fun, and a good workout for our shoes, which withstood the test! 

What a beautiful day it was, too! We had lovely beaming sun, with about 20-22 degrees heat! Though a lovely day, would not  recommend doing a lot of walking and climbing mountains in that heat! 

In other news, we booked our next place! This will be revealed in a short while! 

– Mr and Mrs Hale 

Place 2 – Day 4: Barcelona – Marina, Ports & Beach! 

Last night, Barcelona FC were playing, and although we didn’t have tickets, we decided to walk to the stadium anyway. There were many ‘oooo’ ‘ahhh’ moments coming from the stadium, which is funny to hear without seeing the game! 

The plan for today was to visit the beach! 
This, however, was not close! Luckily, it’s a nice walk to the beach, and in 15C temperature, it’s nice but not uncomfortable. 

We took a walk through the ports, across a bridge and to the marina, where there were many boats we cannot afford!

After a few hours just walking around, we came to the beach which was very busy! We decided we fancied a beer, so we purchased one each, took off our shoes and took a seat on the beach with a beer! 

Nice relaxing Sunday, as it should be! 

Tomorrow, the plan is to find out the name of the castle on the top of the hill and how to get there, and we want to get there before sunrise on Tuesday so we can see it from the hill, which would be amazing! 

– Mr and Mrs Hale 

Place 2 – Day 3: Barcelona – Walking

Relaxing walking was on the schedule today, as well as a look around the Art museum, as it’s free after 3pm on Saturdays! 

We left the room at about 12pm and stopped off in a cafe for a coffee, though it was good fun explaining what an Americano/Black Coffee was! 

After this, we decided to get lunch…found a place we know well! 

Once we ate, we headed off through town and just kept walking! There are a lot of large buildings here in Barcelona, and a lot of cool looking buildings! See a couple below and more on our Facebook page! 

We found an IKEA,but decided not to enter,  as it was Saturday so very busy! 

We turned back and walked through town, and then headed to the museum for our free entry! Turns out, art museums are not too interesting, so we left that and made our way home. 

Tonight we’ve got not much planned, but need to look into and potentially book our next place, which we will be moving on to Thursday! We have some ideas! 

– Mr & Mrs Hale 

Place 2 – Day 2: Barcelona – All the things! 

This morning, after a long night of traveling, we woke up and decided we needed to go for a shop! 

After finding a local supermarket, we did our should for what should be 3-4 days, costing just the equivalent of £12! 

We found some cheap croissants, €1 for 2, and ate those for breakfast. 
After breakfast, we went for a walk to find the Olympic park. Just the Olympic park…This soon changed! 

We walked past the Art Museum and found the Olympic park, which was awesome with great views of Barcelona. 

After the Olympic park we found another park which again had great views of the city, but also some nice areas within it. We kept seeing parrots in the area too, which was strange! 

We managed to… ‘borrow’… Some oranges from a nearby tree, too! 

Now we’re back making dinner in the apartment, planning what we will do tomorrow. We may go for a walk later, too! 
We’d also like to introduce a new feature which will take place on our Facebook page (Click ‘Social Media’ link at top of page) which will be called ‘Phrase of the Day’. This will be a phrase in the language of the country we are in! Be sure to check that out. 

Also, another notice to please remember to check out our photos on Facebook also. You can click the ‘Photos’ menu at the top of the page, which will take you there! 

– Mr & Mrs Hale