First time on the continent

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First time on the continent

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Few pics from my first proper road trip; touring Europe for a week and a half.

Van was absolutely flawless, covered around 2500 miles without missing a beat.

I would highly, highly recommend anyone thinking about doing something similar to go for it.

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Enjoy pal, im off on the 4th of sept for roughly 6 weeks biffin' around.
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Nice, enjoy it.
I was expecting to end up sick towards the end of sleeping in the back every night, especially since most nights were wild camping, but it was absolutely great, I'll definitely be doing it again.
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Very nice. I am a bit jealous, looks like you’ve had a great trip.


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Nice.

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What alloys are those?
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Used to go for three weeks every June in my Cali transporter but never in the Caddy so well done, great pics.
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Hope you really enjoyed it photos look nice
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Awesome photos mate


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Cheers, we passed some amazing places.
Think it's going to become a tradition now, it was one hell of a trip for how much it cost, even with the current fuel prices
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Well if you have any cheats/tips/etc hit me up im off to Netherlands sunday on the boat and heading south...
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Hi mate, sorry for the delayed response.
Probably the biggest tip I can give is for France if you're heading south - If you see a sign for a speed camera (looks like a radar symbol) you're pretty much guaranteed to have an upcoming speed camera.
They don't appear to have the same rules as us on visibility of them though, so they can be quite hard to spot.
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Looks amazing, what countries did you go to?

We just got back from 3 weeks and 2200 miles down through France and Spain. Same story as you, van was flawless, although I lost an indicator bulb the day before coming home!
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Got the ferry to Dunkirk, then up through Belgium, bit of Holland, south through Germany, few days in Switzerland then back through France to get the ferry home.
It was a great route to say we packed it all into a little over a week. Only long stretch was a part of Germany which was done entirely on the autobahn so obviously didn't take as long as it could have elsewhere.

I actually had a reconditioned injector ready in the van with my laptop & VCDS anticipating one going - the van's currently on 91k on all 4 original injectors so I was fully expecting to have to deal with one at some point.
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Great shots!
Are those from your cell phone? They look amazing!
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