Made in Italy!

Finally, we entered Italy.

After 16 months and 90.000 km around the world we arrived back to the country of the contradictions. We have been dreaming about this moment.

Actually, the first impressions were a bit different from what we expected!

In the first 20 km we risked 2 car accidents and we had 10 people sending us “affanculo” (literally “go to sell your ass in the street”…)…then we increased our cruise speed a little bit and things got better ;-D.

We found a lot of bad surprises, starting from the price of diesel (the highest in the world!), to a lot of people asking for money in the streets and finishing with a general feeling of insecurity.

BUT, BUT, BUT fortunately there is something that is compensating for ALL of this: THE FOOD!!!

We are struggling with large amounts of pizza, cassate, babá, pastiere, struffoli, cannoli, mozzarelle, caci cavallo, sfogliatelle, taralli!!!!! A real Marathon!!!!

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The famous sfogliatelle!IMG_4131_small


4 responses to “Made in Italy!

  • Carolina Prat

    Hi, we are an Argentine family, and found your blog looking for information about roof rack bars for a Defender 110 TD 5. We found one of your pics online, and for the last two days we have been delighted and enthusiastic reading your adventures and admiring incredible photos. We just got to see your trip must be over (you should be home by now), but hope you still check these messages…
    We have just bought a Defender and a Maggiolina-style tent. We are planning trips and looking at images through Google we found a pic of yours with your roof rack bars, which look perfect for the tent. Here people usually install a much bigger rack, and we would like to see if we can purchase your kind of roof bars. Would you mind tell us their brand?
    Your trip must have been amazing. The first thing that comes to mind is to congratulate you two for daring to follow your dream. We really enjoy going away with our 8-yr old girl for long camping trips, and sometimes daydream of leaving for longer periods…
    So, I hope you can reply this message. Wishing you the best, we send our warm regards from Buenos Aires.
    Daniel and Carolina

    • whereistheyak

      Hi Carolina and Daniel!
      First, thanks for your congratulations. You are right, we are now home. It is so hard not to be on the road anymore that we are already organising the next trip!
      ;-D
      Regarding the roof rack, we found it very very good. It is easy to mount, light and strong at the same time.
      It is composed by 3 separate bars to carry the Maggiolina and 1 small roof rack to carry 1 aluminium box and 2 extra diesel tanks.
      It is made by an italian company called Africaland (www.africaland.it) specialised in African safari.
      You can contact the owner Robert (info@africaland.it) and ask him if they are shipping overseas.
      They are very reliable and you can pay by bank transfer or by credit card.
      We paid for everything around 800 euros.

      Si necesitan algo mas, me contacten a este correo: aanund06@yahoo.it. Hablo castellano dado que trabaje para Techint 14 anos y vivi en Bs As 2 anos. Un placer ayudarve en cualquier cosa necesiten.

      Ciao,
      M&M

      • Carolina Prat

        Hi Carolina and Daniel! First, thanks for your congratulations. You are right, we are now home. It is so hard not to be on the road anymore that we are already organising the next trip! ;-D Regarding the roof rack, we found it very very good. It is easy to mount, light and strong at the same time. It is composed by 3 separate bars to carry the Maggiolina and 1 small roof rack to carry 1 aluminium box and 2 extra diesel tanks. It is made by an italian company called Africaland (www.africaland.it) specialised in African safari. You can contact the owner Robert (info@africaland.it) and ask him if they are shipping overseas. They are very reliable and you can pay by bank transfer or by credit card. We paid for everything around 800 euros.

        Si necesitan algo mas, me contacten a este correo: aanund06@yahoo.it. Hablo castellano dado que trabaje para Techint 14 anos y vivi en Bs As 2 anos. Un placer ayudarve en cualquier cosa necesiten.

        Ciao, M&M

        Carolina Prat Traductora e Intėrprete Translator and Interpreter

        http://www.linkedin.com/in/carolinarprat http://www.themill.com.ar Buenos Aires, Argentina

      • whereistheyak

        Hi Carolina and Daniel! First, thanks for your congratulations. You are right, we are now home. It is so hard not to be on the road anymore that we are already organising the next trip! ;-D Regarding the roof rack, we found it very very good. It is easy to mount, light and strong at the same time. It is composed by 3 separate bars to carry the Maggiolina and 1 small roof rack to carry 1 aluminium box and 2 extra diesel tanks. It is made by an italian company called Africaland (www.africaland.it) specialised in African safari. You can contact the owner Robert (info@africaland.it) and ask him if they are shipping overseas. They are very reliable and you can pay by bank transfer or by credit card. We paid for everything around 800 euros.

        Si necesitan algo mas, me contacten a este correo: aanund06@yahoo.it. Hablo castellano dado que trabaje para Techint 14 anos y vivi en Bs As 2 anos. Un placer ayudarve en cualquier cosa necesiten.

        Ciao, M&M

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