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Barcelona – part 1

I am so pleased that Barcelona is our first stop. I would hate to have arrived in this city after five months of looking at ancient buildings and cathedrals and not appreciate the history it has to offer. As it turns out, we have really only scratched the surface so far. We are staying in El Raval, just around the corner from La Rambla and at the end of our side street is Gaudi’s Palau Guell. You simply couldn’t get much closer to the action and still get a night’s sleep (with the help of ear plugs). Talk about being in the heart of the things!

If you want to know what happened on our first day in Barcelona then click here and read “Day three”

Continue reading Barcelona – part 1

Europe itinerary

Here’s a rough itinerary if you’d like to know where we’ll be over the next five months:


Country: Singapore
From Date: 05/05/2014
To Date: 06/05/2014

Having a stopover to break the journey


Country: Spain – Barcelona
From Date: 07/05/2014
To Date: 16/05/2014
Formula 1 race 5: GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI 09-11/05/2014


Country: France – Nimes/Nice/Monaco
From Date: 16/05/2014
To Date: 26/05/2014

Formula 1 race 6: GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 22-25/05/2014


Race 7 is in Canada and race 8 is in Austria. We’re not doing Canada or Austria.


Country: United Kingdom – England & Scotland
From Date: 26/05/2014
To Date: 17/07/2014
Formula 1 race 9: SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX 04-06/07/2014

Country: Germany – Mannheim
From Date: 17/07/2014
To Date: 22/07/2014

Formula 1 race 10: GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 18-20/07/2014


Country: Hungary – Budapest
From Date: 22/07/2014
To Date: 31/07/2014
Formula 1 race 11: PIRELLI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 25-27/07/2014

Country: Czech Republic – Prague
From Date: 31/07/2014
To Date: 07/08/2014

Visiting a friend in Prague


Country: France – Paris
From Date: 07/08/2014
To Date: 21/08/2014

Perhaps a couple of weeks in Paris


Country: Belgium – Liège
From Date: 21/08/2014
To Date: 25/08/2014

Formula 1 race 12: SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX 22-24/08/2014


Country: Switzerland – Lucerne
From Date: 25/08/2014
To Date: 01/09/2014

Perhaps a few days in Lucerne on the way to Italy


Country: Italy – Como, Milan, Venice, Cinque Terre, Florence, Rome…
From Date: 01/09/2014
To Date: 26/09/2014
Mum and Danielle join us in Milan on the 4th (our 10th wedding anniversary). Spending the last few weeks touring in Italy

Formula 1 race 13: GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA 05-07/09/2014


Country: Singapore
From Date: 26/09/2014
To Date: 29/09/2014
Having a stopover to break the journey and perhaps take Mum to the Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Zoo


29/09/2014 – back home in Brisbane