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From Russia with Love - Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Saturday, 30 Aug 2008 | Views [655] | Comments [1]

Moscow was amazing! It really is the ‘real Russia’ I was hoping for. I’ve been to red square! And the Kremlin! And saint Basil’s (very famous onion influenced looking church in red square).     Moscow was everything I had hoped for and ... Read more >

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From Russia with Love - Novgorod

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Saturday, 30 Aug 2008 | Views [527]

So, Novgorod, what can I say? It is one of Russia’s oldest towns, it has lots and lots of churches, some big bells, and some of the cheapest cocktails I have ever encountered!   Novgorod was our stop off on the road to Moscow. Traffic was dreadful, ... Read more >

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From Russia with Love - St Petersburg

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 17 Aug 2008 | Views [599]

Russia…..what can I say? I definitely had the biggest culture shock of all the places I have ever been to. I honestly have never felt so out of my comfort zone in my entire life, while at the same time in absolute awe of everything around me. St Petersburg ... Read more >

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Tallinn you about Estonia

ESTONIA | Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | Views [544]

Dorky title I know but the creative juices are struggling today.  We got up very early to catch yet another boat. This one went from Helsinki to Estonia and was the biggest of all the boats we had been on. It had the feel of what I hope a proper ... Read more >

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Helsinki - mildly disappointing...

FINLAND | Sunday, 3 Aug 2008 | Views [763] | Comments [2]

I had been looking forward to going to Helsinki. I don’t know what I was expecting though. Whatever it was, Helsinki just didn’t live up to it. Yes I was a little tired after a festive night out the previous evening but I did get lots of sleep on the ... Read more >

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Party time in Finland

FINLAND | Sunday, 3 Aug 2008 | Views [692] | Comments [1]

I had a very late night out, and probably a touch too much to drink. Sorry to all those people who received festive text messages but that’s just how I am. We had driven further south in Finland to a student town called Jyvaskyla. I was up for a night ... Read more >

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Ho ho ho etc.

FINLAND | Saturday, 2 Aug 2008 | Views [525]

I’ve met the real Santa. Not the fake ones that they have in shopping malls and the like, but the real one, in Finland. He lives in a wonderfully commercial place above the Arctic Circle in a place called Rovaniemi. So ho ho ho and all that.   ... Read more >

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The midnight sun....apparently

NORWAY | Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | Views [714]

After another ridiculously long drive we reached our northernmost base camp in Norway, Olderfjord. A pretty basic campsite with cabins, confusing washing machines and a whopping great souvenir shop. Go figure.   Here we were in reindeer country.... Read more >

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"Dumbarse", Hell, and freezing my bits off!

NORWAY | Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | Views [807] | Comments [1]

  As we head north it was starting to get a tad chillier – I suppose that happens when you head above the Arctic Circle. One of the lovely little towns we happened to travel through was Dombas, or dumbarse to us. For no particular reason other ... Read more >

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Beware Trolls!

NORWAY | Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | Views [893]

An early morning that was definitely worth it. Today would have to have been my favourite day of the trip. After the early start we went for a drive up the craziest road on earth. The trolls pass. Home of the famous troll’s bridge made famous by the ... Read more >

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Cool Runnings Norway

NORWAY | Sunday, 27 Jul 2008 | Views [734] | Comments [1]

  I’ve been on the Olympic bobsled run at Lillehammer. Granted it was not exactly icy at the time and our bobsled had wheels but I don’t care it was brilliant!   As we travelled further north from Oslo we stopped at Lillehammer to have ... Read more >

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Norge - Oslo

NORWAY | Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | Views [664]

Boring title I know but what else can I say? Norway was quite simply the most beautiful place that I have ever been in my entire life. To be honest before we got to Norway I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew about Norway were brief spiels from ... Read more >

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Sven's, Inge's and Swedish Meatballs

SWEDEN | Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | Views [1495]

OK, first and foremost i would like to write a retraction from my last story. I did not go to the city hall in copenhagen for a tour, the Nobel Prize Banquet is not held there, it is held in the city hall of Stockholm, Sweden. I'm sorry i got my days ... Read more >

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There is nothing like a Dane

DENMARK | Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | Views [551] | Comments [1]

Ahhhhh Copenhagen….what can I say? Well for a start it was pretty damn cool. I don’t know what I was expecting going to Copenhagen for the first part of our tour. We left early from Berlin and drove north to Rostock to catch a ferry to Denmark. It was ... Read more >

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Ich bin ein Berliner...again

GERMANY | Saturday, 12 Jul 2008 | Views [460] | Comments [1]

So I’ve finally gotten more than 5 minutes to tell you all about the most awesomest, fantasticest, bestest trip ever. OK, so I may have invented a few words there. But I had a damn good time. I know I’m about a month and a half behind and a lot of my ... Read more >

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Off on a big adventure!

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 16 May 2008 | Views [577]

Well theres only 8 hours to go and i'm off on my big trip! 36 days through scandinavia and russia. Can't wait! For the last two weeks of blissful unemployment i have been a woman of leisure. Long walks through the park, a lovely bike ride, i've gone ... Read more >

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No more Winchester!

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 12 May 2008 | Views [517]

I'm officially unemployed. It's a new experience for me, seeing as i have never been without a job since i was like 16 (which was like 9 years ago-gosh i'm old!)whenever i have quit one job i have always had another to move on to. Hopefully you can understand ... Read more >

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The Queen and I

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 11 May 2008 | Views [582]

So i finally made it ti windsor to see the Queen. Well i saw where she lives at least and the flag was up so she was definately in. I have wanted to go to Windsor for years and i must admit that i was pretty excited when Emma and i went for a day trip ... Read more >

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I'm ooooooooooooooollllllllddd!

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 9 May 2008 | Views [335]

Well it's official. I'm old. I've turned 25, a quarter of a century. I still like to think of myself as being in my early 20's (not mid 20's......i'll be there when i turn 29!) Firstly a big thanks to everyone who sent me messages, rang me, emailed ... Read more >

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Wighting up my life.

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Views [453]

I went to the Isle of Wight yesterday. I quite enjoyed it. Well parts of it. I got up at the ridiculously early hour of 730 on a saturday to get there. So i was thinking as i grumbled down to the train station "this had better be bloody good!"... Read more >

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