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900 Miles for a Cornetto

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A famous ice-cream seemed a good enough reason for a road trip, but who wants to get it from the corner shop freezer, when you can drive 900 miles across 7 countries for it?
In this intriguing European travelogue, the writer, guitar teacher, and VW fan Andy Read takes his ageing LT35 camper-van on a journey of discovery; that border control guards really are scary, sleep-overs in French motorway aires are not normally life threatening, and people other than cleaners have jobs in truck-stops. Along the way his long-suffering family read the map, search for WiFi, and keep wanting to stop for brioche and Prince chocolate biscuits. There are culinary conversion experiences after eating authentic Italian pizza and drinking silky Valpolicella wine with the family who planted the vines, and trod on the grapes.
Join the ride, and let the open roads, the lack of deadlines, the Mediterranean food, the clean air and warm sunshine all help to soothe your mind, and refresh your soul.

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