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Aber Scheiss Drauf: Stuttgart

Aber Scheiss Drauf: Stuttgart

Friday 2nd October Summer had stayed over so that we could travel to Gatwick together but unfortunately since we’d booked the tickets I had moved back to Ealing and due to the departure time I had decided to book a taxi rather than us attempting to navigate public transport. This was to give us an extra bit of time in bed however even so the alarm still went off at an unkind 3am. It did however mean we could just…

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New Horizons: Wernigerode to London Paddington

New Horizons: Wernigerode to London Paddington

Saturday 13th June As we left the accommodation we made one final journey to Wernigerode station. We watched a train depart and then I said my goodbyes to dad and Jenny. It had only felt like a few days and was hard to believe it had been a week. I’d have loved to have stayed and explored more of Saxony especially Dresden with them and I know I’ll feel slightly envious when I hear how the rest of the trip went. I sat…

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All or Nothing: The Harz Region

All or Nothing: The Harz Region

Monday 8th June As we travelled from Goslar to Wernigerode we caught our first proper glimpse of the Brocken. The Brocken is the tallest mountain in the Harz region and besides its height is unmistakable due to the antenna placed on top by the soviets in the cold war when the region fell under East Germany so they could use it as a listening point. We arrived in Wernigerode however the one way system was slightly tough to navigate. Whilst…

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Make it Last: Lennep, Wuppertal and Goslar

Make it Last: Lennep, Wuppertal and Goslar

Saturday 6th June “John. Bathrooms fee.” I awoke with a start then looked at my watch 5.49am. The alarm was set for 5.50 so I’d had a minute of sleep taken away all because dad had also woken up one minute early. He runs a tight ship when going away and I suppose it isn’t a surprise I ended up being similar in my planning and ensuring I always allow plenty (not just a bit) of time to spare. We…

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Another Brick in the Wall: Berlin

Another Brick in the Wall: Berlin

Monday 9th February When you are at school the key to survival is fitting in. Luckily for me I had a love for football, for Watford football club specifically. That meant I ‘couldn’t’ be bullied because a) I liked football, b) I supported the team all the Arsenal, Man United, Spurs and even Chelsea fans (this was pre Abramovich) felt sorry for (I.e we were no threat) and perhaps c) I wore glasses. You can never hit someone with glasses….

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We Are Young: Munich Oktoberfest

We Are Young: Munich Oktoberfest

Friday 26th September As my mobile phone played its relaxing melody I knew it was time to wake up. It felt like I’d only just gone to bed which in truth I probably had because it was 4.40am and I’d got back from seeing Lee Evans at the o2 with Caroline at gone 12. Still after 5 years of it being on my bucket list I was finally off to the legendary Oktoberfest in Munich. A quick shower barely revived…

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