It has been about three years since Ryan and I had our last BIG adventure, travelling through China before taking the Trans-Mongolian, Trans-Siberian and then spending a busy seven weeks enjoying European winter (see Matryoshka, White Christmas and Reindeer Burgers). We have enjoyed many smaller adventures and a little bit of overseas travel in the meantime time but after much planning, scrimping and waiting, the next big journey has finally arrived – Volcanoes, vans and a haggis.
This trip starts in Iceland with a six day assisted trek through the famed Laugavegur area followed by two weeks exploring the country by car. From there we will head to the United Kingdom to explore England, Scotland and Wales and to do a lot of day hikes and walks. Planned highlights include the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, competing in the World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Wales and finding out whether or not six weeks is too long to live in a campervan when one person is well over six foot tall. We will close off the trip with a cheeky final chapter at Oktoberfest in Munich.
The biggest question of course is whether Ryan can be persuaded, cajoled or bribed to try haggis? If there was a vegetarian version that saw a medley of vegetable off cuts mixed with oatmeal and stuffed into the skin of an eggplant I would happily take this one for the team, but alas….