- Driving on the other side of the road - added novelty value to an otherwise boring drive.
- French autoroutes - okay, I'm not some kind of weirdo that has "favourite roads" but compared to driving on British motorways, they are quite good.
- Getting to the campsite each night and cracking open a beer.
- Campsite at Aubere, at 800m in the mountains of Alsace Lorraine - possibly the quietest place either of us had ever been to. The air hummed and my tinnitus squealed.
- Chance meeting with an American/Kiwi lesbian couple in a bar who gave us their Jungfrau passes which had a day left to run on them (to us they were worth around £150).
- Campsite at Interlaken with magnificent view of the Eiger and Jungfrau from our tent.
- Day out in the Alps around the Jungfrau with our donated Jungfrau passes- trains up mountains, cable cars across mountains, strange train inside a mountain, playing with dogs in snow at 4000m, hiking along the North Face of the Eiger - all stunning.
- Crazy alpine driving - decided to take the Sudenpass across the Alps rather than long way round by motorway. Not the best idea in a fully laden Nissan Almera but worth it.
- Seeing Venice.
- Leaving Venice on the ferry bound for Greece - Katie burst into tears - finally, the emotion came - overjoyed and relieved to be on the final leg.
- Getting off roundabouts on the wrong side of the road.
- Alpine driving.
- Piece of shite Mont Blanc roof box.
- Repacking the car every other day.
- Driving in Italy - arseholes of the highest calibre.
- Italian campsites.
- Italian campsite owners.
- Campsite in Venice which overlooked the runway of the airport - planes every 10 mins from 630am till midnight and riddled with mosquitos.
- Shit sleep due to having to share a 2 man tent with a long man, two dogs and a ridiculous succession of terrible airbeds.
See our pics here: http://picasaweb.google.com/beormakate/NottinghamToVenice