Dan and Claire on Sabbatical!!

Welcome to our blog, we hope you enjoy following our adventures!
We split our sabbatical in 2 parts:
Part 1 was from March to June 2010 touring around in our campervan in France and Spain.
Part 2 started on the 7th of July when we left Scotland to cycle through Europe and the Middle East to Africa in the remaining 6 months (back for Xmas).
Have a look at the route below and we'll try to post pics as much as we can!

xx

Cycle Route to Africa

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1 Oct 2010

In the newspaper!!

A quick note to let you know that we are in the Press and Journal (scottisch newspaper) today!!
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1945260

They shortened our story a bit, this is what we wanted to say about the overwhelming kindness:
"so much has happened over the journey from Scotland to central Turkey that it’s hard to pinpoint a few notable highlights...there’s just so many. But the most overwhelming feeling is humbleness at the kindness and hospitality of others towards us. There is a saying in this part of the world “If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart” and the people we’ve met on this journey truly know how to give of their heart. There is hardly a day that goes by without someone either offering a simple tea or as much as a full meal or even a bed for the night. The kindness of humanity really never ceases to amaze us; you just have to open yourself up to it. We’re fairly vulnerable on bikes, camping in farmers fields or on some desert plain or hiding from the blistering sun. People see this vulnerability and offer to help you. This human kindness and openness to strangers really increases the further east we travel, also we think it’s a change in us too. We’re becoming even more open towards others and much more inclined to always say ‘yes!"

We also put all the photo's of the last weeks on Flickr so have a look:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40131711@N05/

On to Syria now.
Love C&D

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