The Arsenal – European Away Trips

Well, I have had to update this section after we have fallen out of the Champions League for the first time in twenty/twenty one years.  Still, the fact remains that my favourite way to travel Europe is with The Arsenal Away. There are some Arsenal fans that are not fussed on qualifyi
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2017 – A look back on the last 12 months

Well another 12 months is coming to a close so I like to look back on the last 12 months to reflect on whether it has been a good year or not and to set myself some goals for the new one coming up. In my looking ahead to 2017 I listed quite a few things I wanted to achieve so it seems
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Last Leg: Marbella

A seriously early flight greeted me in Berlin, a 3:45am wake up call was pretty grim.  My flight was fairly painless though which was good and I had a couple of hours wait for my folks to land when we would be meeting my Uncle. The reasoning for Marbella being the last leg of the jour
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Monks and Minsk

With me now having to take a flight to Minsk rather than a coach, I had to check out and spend the day in Vilnius with my heavy bag.  Just in case you don’t already know, the rules for Belarus visa are 80 countries can stay for 5 days only without a visa.  However, there are rul
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First taste of Africa… Marrakech

After returning home from Dubai, a quick stop off to see my best mukka before his 30th and then I was back to London (Gatwick this time) ready for my first trip to the African continent. Hard to believe how short a flight it is to Morocco really, and it was a very welcome short flight
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Off to the desert… Dubai!

Not kept this going throughout because really Dubai hasn’t got a huge deal of culture I would say.  This is definitely more of a chillout holiday for me as is my next one but hey ho… here goes. This trip has come a bit quickly all of a sudden!  I handed in my laptop and ph
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2017: Half Way!

I cannot believe we’re a halfway through 2017 already so time to cast my eye back on my 2017 post and see how I am getting on! Well it started after amazingly well with a standard brilliant trip to New York to see the Islanders.  Jon was out there at the same time and it we were
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2017 – Bring it on!

After an epic Christmas both back home and in Birmingham and with me about to embark on New Years celebrations between Norfolk and Bournemouth (for The Arsenal), it’s a great way to kick off 2017. It’s increasingly hard to better the year gone these days but I hope I can m
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From Dublin to Dubliners in Karlsruhe

One of my mates who I met through The Arsenal had taken the plunge and moved from Dublin to Karlsruhe Germany to part own and run a pub.  I had been flapping on about going to visit for some time and being a self employed contractor, I can never work bank holidays… so the time w
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7 Songs Challenge… Sort of

I have seen a lot of the ‘7 Song Challenge’ going around Facebook at the moment, and I’ve not paid much to attention to it to be honest.  I have no idea what it is meant to raise awareness for or anything but it did cast my memory back to reading Nick Hornby’s
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