This is long overdue. It's been at least a decade since we all went for a holiday together! I'm so glad that all of us managed to find a window in July when everyone is free. It was the first time seeing Europe for some of us. We started out in Zurich where weather was sweltering to say the least. I've never been to Europe in Summer, so, it was a strange breakaway from the gloomy, cloudy skies that I am used to seeing. We went to collect the car that we have pre-booked for our Eurotrip.
Guess where we went to cool off. Up the French Alps! The mountainous drive from Zurich to Tignes was AMAZING! It was one degree Celsius up there. We spend a couple of hours rolling around in the snow-covered grounds of La Grande Motte. Tignes has a beautiful resort-city at the foot of the mountains with family-friendly activities available all day. It's a good thing that we stayed 3 days there. Off to the South of France!
Marseilles was up next. Parking is almost impossible here! Vehicles were parked on pavements everywhere. Nice was well, really nice. Everything was so relaxed there. There was this really cool night market (Cours Saleya) that you have to visit when you are there. Have some delicious sorbet on a cone while strolling down the stalls!
We stopped over at Genoa for a night before heading to Milan. We caught a race at the Monza F1 race track! Got to see some action at the famous Ascari and Parabolica turns after decades of watching races on TV. I guess it's only natural that we went for some go-kart racing of our own the next day!
We returned that trusty VW Touran that we rented before catching our flight to London. We drove over 1,800 kilometres. That's the equivalent of driving from Singapore to Bangkok!
We attended my sister's graduation at Royal Holloway, University of London, did some shopping and drove to the gorgeous, 4600-years-old Stonehenge on the last day.
Amsterdam is next!