Leaving Latvia and onto Lithuania

For my last day in Riga, I spent most of the day in the KGB Corner House on a tour.  This was not some regenerated museum, it was a KGB building which was in tact with the prison cells and other rooms left as they were when the building ceased being a KGB building only in the early 90
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Pint of Sour Cream Please Love

Well on Facebook I’d truly messed up my counting.  Estonia was 34 and Finland was 35.  It was a really early start for the ferry to Helsinki, Finland and I was proper cream crackered. The check in process was so easy, I ended up hanging around for a while but eventually we board
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Dilbert goes to Elbonia…

For some reason, before I headed to Estonia, I remembered a legendary Dilbert episode where he goes to visit the company manufacturing HQ (sweatshop) in Elbonia … have fun! Dilbert – S01E06 – Elbonian Trip by SH4DOWMOS3S Anyway, after an absolutely epic weekend in No
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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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Review of 2016

Another year has flown by and I feel like it’s been an epic one, but I’ve been lucky to feel that each year recently which is not something I could say for all of them before.  I remember dreading new year, realising the year ahead was going to be much of the same, but these days I re
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South America Tour: Days 17 – 20 – Salt, sand and dust

We flew to Uyuni from La Paz which was a cool flight with great views (my flute survived another journey). When we arrived to Uyuni, we were staying in this cool hotel in middle of nowhere. The layout resembled a prison but the rooms were decent and the restaurant was very good. The o
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South America: Days 15 – 17 – La Paz

In the morning we set off on a bus trip from Puno to La Paz Bolvia which totalled around 8-10 hours. The coaches were comfortable so it wasn’t as much of a chore as it sounds. It helps that all the bus rides are usually pretty scenic too and this was no exception. The first chal
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