A Monkey Ate My Breakfast – now on iTunes!

A monkey ate my breakfast book cover

A monkey ate my breakfast book coverWould you believe it. It has taken over a year, but finally our book is now available on iTunes / iBooks! Cue the fanfare!!!!

All you iPad, iPod and iPad mini types can now grab yourselves a copy of A Monkey Ate My Breakfast – Motorhome Adventures in Morocco and follow our adventures as we toured that wonderful country!

If you’re in the UK, you can link straight to it here.

and likewise for the US – here.

For the rest of the world, simply search in your local iTunes store and enjoy!

Cheers

Ju x

PS – a handy hint if you are ever planning to publish on iTunes / iBooks – don’t have the names of two writers on the book, it seems it confuses their system!

8 Comments

  1. Hi,I will be downloading your book this evening.my wife and i are just in the planning stages of leaving the rat race.I was wondering if you have an approximate weekly expenditure on your travels.Reading your blog has made us even more determined to do this thing!!

    • Hi Andy

      Have a look here: http://ourtour.co.uk/home/ourtour-country-guides/.

      There are ways to get costs down lower, in fact we heard from one guy who lived, on his own, on a budget of £5k by spending 6 months in Scotland and 6 in Spain. He must have free-camped almost all of the time, and not eaten out. We ate out from time to time, travelled about 30,000 miles, so a fair bit of diesel, and stayed some of the time on campsites and paid aires. Some countries are more expensive than others, but I’d not be put off any country by perception of expense. Norway is said to be incredibly expensive, but if you lay off the booze, take in your own food and free camp, my feeling is you could do it for the same cost as many other countries. If you’re up for staying in one place for a few weeks, you could look at House Sitting – should get your costs down nicely.

      Once again, if you have any questions please send them over! Cheers, Jason

  2. Hi J&J,
    we have been FT in the UK for just over 2 years, and with retirement at age 50 in 2 years time have started getting the ‘blog bug’ (reading them!)in preparation for leaving these shores and joining the increasing number of FT MH Tourers in Europe and beyond! Have downloaded your book today, and look forward to reading it on the train to work, and wishing the next 2 years away as fast as we can!!!
    Will keep a regular eye on your adventures and wish you luck! Hope to bump into you somewhere sometime (not literally!)
    Dave & Jackie

    • Hi guys! Europe was made for motorhomes, aires, sostas, stellplatz, marina car parks and of course thousands of campsites. Just an awesome, beautiful place. If you’ve not been abroad before, us Brits are lucky as the French aire network is humongous and low cost. Rivers, mountains, seas, lakes, villages, farms, vineyards, towns, it’s all accessible and a delight to travel around. If you want any advice, pls feel free to ask. We’re stationary for a while as our funds have been depleted to nothing by a couple of years away, but we will hit the road again some time, if Lady Luck smiles at us! Cheers, and thanks for buying the book, Jay

  3. Hi Jason, this is my first post. I have spent the last 2 weeks reading every dot & comma on this site. I want to thank you firstly for the huge effort & time you have both spent “giving” all this free info & inspiration to all us prospective “Full Timers”. Be assured, your website will be visited again & again by many people for reference & motivation when things don’t go entrily to plan. I am looking forward to my D/L’ed Kindle (other e-readers are available) copy of your book. I will come back & let you know what I thought, but if its anything like your captivating tales online…should be worth the money. Take it easy. (prspective Euro traveller)

    • Thanks guys, much appreciated! If there are any questions you’ve got, please feel free to punt them over and we’ll do our best to answer ’em. Cheers and happy travels, Jay

      • Hi

        Like many others we have become addicted to this site. The information you have provided is exceptional. We are in the early stage of preparation for a year out with the first large laminated Europe map bought, now with many route lines (not all mutually agreed!)scribbled on. Just a question to ask as we will have our 2 year old daughter with us (mad I know, but if we don’t go now we never will) what is security like, did you always feel safe or are there some definite no no’s you would avoid?

        As per previous comments you both are inspirational and probably responsible for a lot of resignation letters!!

        Dave & Sue

        • Hi Dave and Sue

          You stars! Thanks very much for the kind words, and it’s even better to hear you’re off for a wander.

          Security is an interesting one. As Bruce Schneier says, sometimes you feel secure when you’re not, and sometimes you feel insecure even though you are. Our experience was that the latter is almost always the case. We stayed in 500 ish places, including loads of free camping spots and aires, and never once suffered a break in.

          Our approach was to pay for security in cities (get secure parking somewhere or travel in from a secure location on the outskirts), to avoid sleeping on motorway services, to avoid parking in tourist attraction car parks and to generally move on if we didn’t like the feel of a place.

          We met people who were nervous of Southern Italy and the Eastern block countries, and so were we at first. The reality, for us at least, was that if a place looks poor, it doesn’t translate to all the locals being thieves and villains, quite the opposite.

          We pulled a few other tricks too, thinking about it. Our bed pulls down from the cab, so in some places we’d pull it down when we went out, using the cushions to make up a sleeping person shape! We always closed the curtains even if only popping into Lidl. We hid our laptop under one of the seats, and we kept our passports, copy of all of our data and a limited amount of cash on us. If the van was stolen, we would have been able to check into a hotel, contact the insurance folks etc. Ju had a false wallet too, which she kept on top of her stuff in her rucksack. Fooled thieves on the Rome subway.

          We met at least two couples travelling with small kids, one in Morocco and one in Tunisia. They were having no security problems, apart from the risk of treading on a plastic dinosaur or two.

          So no, we didn’t always feel safe, but as it turned out, we were. Security always came up in conversation with fellow motorhome folks. Two friends suffered break ins (one only attempted as the locks kept them out). We heard of a small number of other break ins. We heard of a single case of a drunk trying to get into someone’s motorhome in Tunis. And that’s it, from 2 years of constant travelling. The bad news stories seem to fly about like winged devils, but the truth (again for us, but an would sincerely imagine the same will apply to you) was that life was good, and safe.

          By far the biggest risk for us was driving, I’m completely convinced of it. I’m loving that idea of folks resigning, maybe I’ll get together an ourtour resignation letter template!

          Cheers, Jay

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