Trip Start Jan 01, 2008
45Trip End Sep 29, 2009
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Later that evening after the leisurely drive we headed towards Innsbruck even if they couldn't help we weren't far from Germany as final back up before we gave up and shipped the van back home! So we stopped at one of the first service stations and slept with the trucks
We set off to Innsbruck fingers crossed, it was really wearing us out again and I half expected to be turned away time and time again, but the ultra efficient Austrians didn't fail us, the first garage we tried jacked her up, welded the crack and found another problem caused by the the blowing pipe, fixed that too and gave us a posh coffee while we waited. The guy was amazed with all the mechanics in Italy and the so called reputation they have we had so much trouble, I'm glad we told him he didn't seem to excited about fixing the old girl at first but our Italian tale seemed to spur him on! The bill was expensive with the additional problem caused but it was sorted and we were back on the road, which seemed a whole lot quieter.
We are off to Germany now to see some new sights, we have been to Austria a few times as we have stayed in touch with with the the original owner of the van when we brought it off ebay and drove it back to the UK. He's from Linz and if he was at home we would probably have headed east to see him and some of the country we haven't seen before, but he is in Canada taking his own year out, the van must have that effect on its owners!