8th January 2019 Trier, Germany

Our journey from Koln took us 237 miles (2.5 hours) with no detours and a very easy journey as we’ve been here many times before. The gas bottles are getting low but we were thwarted a couple of times in our attempt to fill up, so we’ll have to sort that out when we move on.

We made a lovely vegetable soup on our arrival and made use of the showers on site (heaven!) then had a relaxing chilled out evening before our trip into the town tomorrow.

Again, it was nice to see the town without the Christmas markets and it really is worth aIMG_20190107_120243_thumb1 visit any time of the year. We visited Porta Negra, the UNESCO Roman city gate still in existence and took loads of pictures, then wandered around the little side streets just enjoying the architecture and everything about Germany!


Trier cathedral was amazing. Although we have been here before, this was the first time we went inside. Apart from a few others we had it all to ourselves.

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It will be our last stop in Germany which is bittersweet. We’ve had a wonderful time especially spending time with family, but we are looking forward to enjoying a little bit of France and then heading for the sun of Spain…

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About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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1 Response to 8th January 2019 Trier, Germany

  1. Ian James says:

    Love your blog, just come across it….your photos really enhance it.
    (Not sure about your average speed though, 237miles in 2.5hrs? )

    Health and happiness to you both.


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