Join Date: Sep 2020
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From Cadiz to Izmir and beyond
Hi Newbie here....thought i would post this here rather than in the newbie section if thats ok?
This bloody virus thingy eh? 12 months ago we had a thriving business on the south coast of Spain (Cadiz) An English academy which was doing quiet nicely and all seemed tickety boo Then a huge left covid hook out of nowhere and we are on the canvass seeing stars and spitting teeth.
After picking ourselves up and dusting down we decided over the summer that this virus isn't going away any time soon and the viability of a small Language school in a town already creaking with high unemployment (the worst in Europe at over 50%) was untenable.
So we started to formulate an idea. The missus is Turkish and we own a small property in Izmir. So we started to talk about selling up, buying a motorhome and taking a year off to take a slooooow journey back to Turkey. The idea being that if a second wave comes we would be completely self sufficient and could just go off grid if needed.
We have never owned or even rented a motorhome before, so this sounded like a bat s**t crazy idea, just my cup of tea!
Well the day of reckoning is nigh, we take delivery of our 2 year old Fiat Challenger genesis 288 130 cv this week. We move out of our apartment 3rd October and Vamos!
Our journey will take us initially around Spain for a week or two (id rather be in a country where we can speak the lingo until we have acclimatised to life in a Motorhome. So From Cadiz due north to Gijon, along the north coast to Bilbao then south to Zaragosa then to Barcelona where we plan to get a ferry across to Rome. The we will have to plan the second part of our trip to Izmir depending on country restrictions RE Covid.
We plan to document out trip and maybe write a blog/Vlog about our journey to show newbies how NOT to do it!
Any tips or advice before we set out on our epic journey would be appreciated!