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Adventures Past #4: "On the Home Straight..."

# "I may take a holiday in Spain, l eave my wings behind me... Flush my worries down the drain a nd fly away to somewhere new..." - Counting Crows 10 years ago I was fortunate enough to be able to take a 2-month break from  "my day job"  at the time and embark on an epic trip around Europe... My travelling companion was the person who little did I realise then would one day become my wife, and we were travelling with  the Busabout network . I wrote a collection of articles en route and sent them back home to  the Northern Cross newspaper  via small net cafes all around Europe... These are those scribbles from the humble pen of a wannabe European correspondent... (C.G.Allan, Summer 2013) (5th of July to 12th of August 2003 – “Italy & Spain, and Home again!”) Like something from a sci-fi novel, these Venice pods predicted the future fashion of ' glamping ' by a decade! In Venice we stayed at a campsite -  the first of t