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Month: September 2016

The Baltics Are Waking Up: Vilnius, Lithuania

The Baltics Are Waking Up: Vilnius, Lithuania

Friday 9th September Cont… I mostly napped on the long drive with a bit of writing for this blog thrown in just so I could try to convince myself I hadn’t totally wasted the long drive. The journey was however nicely broken up and with proper tourist sites to keep it interesting and not just stops at service stations as provided by some tour companies on their “long drive days”. Our first stop was the ‘Hill of Crosses’, and El…

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Wild World – Riga, Latvia

Wild World – Riga, Latvia

Wednesday 7th Cont… After disembarking from the ferry we waited in the arrivals area whilist El went to order us two taxis. After a while it appeared everyone had left and although we weren’t told by security we had to move, someone came along and started to turn off the lights so we quickly moved to a different area near the main exit. El returned and we made our way to the taxis which took us to our accommodation which…

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Knowing me Knowing You: Stockholm

Knowing me Knowing You: Stockholm

Sunday 4th September continued We commenced the long walk along the gangway to the M/S Silja Serenade which appeared even bigger than the ferry from the day before. Once inside I gasped at its scale. Whilst I’d been on a small Nile cruise ship and numerous ferries to France I’d never experienced a proper cruise ship with cabins. Apparently there were 37 different nationalities on board and I read that the ship had a capacity of 2,800. The promenade deck…

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Mr Blue Sky: Tallinn and Helsinki

Mr Blue Sky: Tallinn and Helsinki

Friday 2nd September I’d met Jayde after work on the Thursday and we’d booked a night at the Holiday Inn hotel at Stansted airport. Waking up at 4.20 was still a struggle but had prevented the need to wake up at 1.45 as I had the previous week when I’d had to get to the same airport for a similar departure time. We arrived at the airport shortly after 5.15 and we were quickly through the baggage drop off and…

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A Design for Life: Tuscany

A Design for Life: Tuscany

Friday 26th August My alarm went off at 1.45am which I think was even earlier my normal early starts. I made my way to the bus stop and as I’m now used to the bus didn’t show which meant the buffer I’d built in evaporated instantly. I had to change buses at Marble Arch but no longer trusted them and as the minutes ticked by I decided to get an Uber Taxi to Liverpool street. My driver asked if I’d…

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