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Kayaking: Day One – The Demise of the Rat

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Cast List Me: Yorkshire confused layabout traveller. Space Cadet: Likes to whittle and talk about things that float with Heart Attack Mrs Cadet: Normal Daily …

Stockholm – The Bookend

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As soon as i left London i couldn’t help look forward to Sweden. Two of my best friends were getting married in Ahus and this …

Koala 365 – A Photo a Day: The Third Fifty

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The wedding had finished and we’d been kayaking, could anything be better? Decided to wander along to some Burning Man thing to find out…….

Helsinki Dulled my Senses

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I desperately want to say good things about Helsinki; I really do, except I can’t. Never have I come across a duller city. I had …

Tallinn in Black & White

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Tallinn is one of several places I visited where I longed for it to be winter. An undoubtedly beautiful place, with a chocolate box Old …

Warsaw – I was Told not to Bother………Idiots.

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I bumped into several people on my travels that warned me against going to Warsaw. “it’s ugly and a bit boring, not really much to …

Vilnius & the Right to be a Dog

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Vilnius in Lithuania was my first stop after my week long, self-imposed two week exile in Krakow waiting for the phone that never came. It …

Krakow – Stags & an Inebriating Tram

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I went to the Krakow for the first time last February. The temperature rarely made it above minus seven and we spent most of our …

Koala 365 – A Photo a Day: The Second Fifty

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The second fifty days started with a bang in Istanbul and carried on straight into Kiev and then Krakow.

Koala 365 – A Photo a Day: The First Fifty

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These are the first fifty of the ‘Photo a Day’ series. It’s all just gone way too fast, incredible fun.  

Kiev & the Sex Tourists

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I never really knew what to expect from Kiev. I definitely didn’t anticipate it to be full of sex tourists and I really didn’t think …

Day Fifty-Six – 3rd July – Kiev, Ukraine.

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Dormant tanks look over the Museum of the Great Patriotic War with the Iron Lady looming in the background – Kiev, Ukraine.