Days 12 – 14 – A tale of two bungees (RIP Samsung Galaxy)

The day after we got back from the Inca Trek we were due to join forces with another group from now until Santiago, Chile. Before all that though, I’d booked my first ever bungee jump for today, no relaxing for me, I was up and out (and very scared). I made my way to the office
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Days 6 – 11 – Inca-redible Scenes

It was an early pick up to fly into Cusco but the flight was great and the views were great. I managed to survive the drive to Cusco from the airport with the mental taxi driver thankfully and was met by a Tucan Travel guy. Hotel looked really decent and I had an orientation where the
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South America Tour: Days 3-5

I planned to tone down the walking a bit in the run up to meeting the others on the group trip, and with the small matter of a 4 day trek at altititude approaching. I went into downtown Lima for a bus tour to Sant Cristobal which is a large cross/shrine at the top of tthe cliff/mounta
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South America: Days 1 & 2

Well, it finally arrived after waiting months but the run up to the trip wasn’t as peaceful or exciting as previous trips.  The main reasons being one, it was a group tour in the main so needed less planning and two, I’d agreed to go back to work for the same client on my
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Pre-Trip: Touring South America

I have just finished the packing for my 6 week tour of South America and to get myself into blog mode, I thought it’s time I jotted down a few pre-trip notes. Firstly, where am I heading? I have ditched my preferred way of travelling this time, i.e. travelling alone and having c
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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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Riverdancing in Dublin

My folks were due to come to Birmingham on a weekend and I was casually browsing the airlines as I do when I am bored.   I saw that Dublin return flights were cheap as chips from Birmingham weekend so we booked up. It was my 3rd time to Dublin and each time the accommodation gets more
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Euro 2016: Paris for the Q/F

Originally in the ballot I spent over 2k on tickets but was unfortunate in that I didn’t get any Wales tickets.  I had a load of group games, some in Wales’ group but for every game in the group other than a Wales one! Still, this was not the reason I sacked all of them of
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Bratislava & Vienna!

This is the first time in 5 or 6 years I was due to be in the country for my birthday, so my folks were taking the opportunity to come up for the bank holiday weekend.  I couldn’t face just going shopping in the Bullring etc so I booked up for us all to go to Bratislava, Slovaki
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Days 3 & 4: Coooool Runnings

Friday was a bit of a lazy day to be honest.  I dragged myself out for breakfast about 7am then only again around midday when I went for a wander to Eau Claire Market.  I grabbed a smoothie and got very tempted to make an outrageous purchase or two there, but it didn’t meet an i
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