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April 18, 2012 GMT - Warning – This blog post contains adult themes
Week 15 - Pompeii in Italy to Patras in Greece Reasonably warm night in our caravan with the heater going full blast. Ant went to Carrefour up the road and got bacon for breakfast, yum! The campsite was really busy...

April 02, 2012 GMT - When in Rome
Week 14 - Rimini in Italy to Pompeii in Italy When Google maps tells you it will take over 5 hours to get somewhere they’re right. It was only a couple of hours to Pescara on the motorway, but the...

March 11, 2012 GMT - Ahhhhh Venice
Week 13 - Pisa in Italy to Rimini in Italy Monday morning we were back on the road and heading to Venice. Too far to go in a day, so would stop for the night in Bologna. Almost immediately we...

March 11, 2012 GMT - Back to Europe
Week 12 - Cap Spartel in Morocco to Pisa in Italy Monday night we packed up as much stuff as possible and went to bed excited at the prospect of moving on. On the whole we enjoyed Morocco, but we...

March 11, 2012 GMT - Nearly saw the king
Week 11 - Fes in Morocco to Cap Spartel in Morocco Woke refreshed from a good nights sleep ready to explore Fes. We walked all through the town and the souk which is built on a really steep hill. We...

February 16, 2012 GMT - Atlas Mountains
Week 10 - Taghazoute in Morocco to Fes in Morocco Monday we got up early for a long ride to Marrakesh. The Mom and Dad support wagon said they would catch us up so we set off on our own....

February 16, 2012 GMT - Welcome 2012!
Week 9 - Tiznit in Morocco to Taghazoute in Morocco With the new shocks on the bike it was time to try it 2 up and to see if I could manage to get on and off with my bad...

January 20, 2012 GMT - Merry Moroccan Christmas
Week 8 - El Ouatia in Morocco to Tiznit in Morocco On Monday Ant tried the bike out and concluded it rode well enough to get somewhere else. After much discussion we decided to go to Tan-Tan on Tuesday and...

January 05, 2012 GMT - Mending, sort of.
Mending, sort of. Week 7 - Sidi Akhfennir in Morocco to El Ouatia in Morocco Monday morning after another lovely breakfast, courtesy of Lila, I tried to phone the hospital to see if we could resolve the medical certificate /...

December 29, 2011 GMT - Mangled bike and slightly broken us
Week 6 - Sidi Ifni in Morocco to Sidi Akhfennir in Morocco Monday morning was grey and chilly in Sidi Ifni so we stayed another day. Sat in the town having coffee with Jeff, chatting and people watching. We all...

December 04, 2011 GMT - Play it again Sam and funny food
Week 5 - Mohammedia in Morocco to Sidi Ifni in Morocco Left Mohammedia heading for a campsite in Da Bouazza which was south of, but closer to, Casablanca. The downside of this was that we had to ride through Casablanca....

December 03, 2011 GMT - I’ve god a code……sniffle!
Week 4 - Cap Spartel in Morocco to Mohammedia in Morocco We’re in Africa and it’s raining, there’s something wrong there! Stayed in Cap Spartel till Tuesday waiting for the weather to improve and the culture shock to lessen. I...

November 22, 2011 GMT - Aaaaa 1st border crossing!
Week 3 - Estepona in Spain to Cap Spartel in Morocco. Mom and Dad tanked it across Spain and joined us on Monday evening. We had a few days relaxing, BBQing and drinking Sangria in Estepona. Got chatting to a...

November 18, 2011 GMT - Soooo Many Oranges!
Week 2 - Alcaser Do Sal in Portugal to Estepona in Spain. Monday dawned warm and sunny in Alcacer Do Sal and we couldn’t decide whether to stay another day or move on, so we walked into town. Nice place...

November 05, 2011 GMT - Rain Rain GO AWAY!
Week 1- Bilbao in Spain to Alcacer do Sal in Portugal What can we say about our first week except it’s been a bit of a roller coaster. From elated due to being on our adventure, to tense, very tense...

October 31, 2011 GMT - We are sailing – and lots of thank yous
Hello from the Cap Finistere ferry to Bilbao. The crossing has been reasonably calm so far, but we haven’t got our sea legs yet so much bumping into things is occurring.We sailed away from Portsmouth last night after a couple...

October 30, 2011 GMT - On our way
We're off! Still doesn't seem real. We had a fantastic leaving do at our local community centre on Friday and we left yesterday at 1.20pm. Which was only twenty minutes after we intended, not bad. Good ride down to London...

October 24, 2011 GMT - Squeak, pop, bang, or about the bike
If you where wondering why our blog is called "rat round the world" then one look at the bike and it should all become clear. I'm not going to go into the philosophy of the whole bike genre just...

October 21, 2011 GMT - Route Plan – Erm, can you go round the world making it up as you go?
After having spent the last several weeks surrounded by maps, rulers, map measuring devices, calculators and the always scientific bits of string, my grasp of world geography is much better than it used to be, but we still don’t have...

October 21, 2011 GMT - Pins and needles – well just needles really
Ant and I had our jabs for Yellow fever a couple of weeks ago. I wouldn’t recommend it. Random parts of us would ache for no apparent reason, but it only lasted for a week or so and I’m sure...

October 21, 2011 GMT - Such fun – or how to avoid the hard work of planning your trip.
On August bank holiday Sunday we met up with Martin and Mark. They had just returned from their RTW trip and a thoroughly good time they had. You can read about their exploits on their blog here http://strimstrum.blogspot.com/. They were...

October 21, 2011 GMT - Previously on Rat Round the World …
OK, so the eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that our intro says we are hoping to set off in August, it’s now October and we are still here. Who knew that organising round the world trip paperwork could...

June 22, 2011 GMT - Hello to everyone

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