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Seguindo para Lisboa

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Nossa passagem pelo Porto foi rápida mas já sabemos que voltaremos para a região norte, que abriga também outras charmosas cidades. Dormimos em um camping próximo de Nazaré e de lá seguimos para a capital Lisboa. Aproveitamos que ficaríamos pelo…

Bem vindo a Portugal e ao Porto

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Com nossas irmãs por aqui nossos dias tem mais se baseado em aproveitar o tempo com elas do que planejar os próximos dias. Como elas vão embora de Lisboa estamos seguindo em direção a cidade. Porém queríamos também aproveitar alguns…

Church of Bones – Sedlec Ossuary

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From the pavement outside, it looks like an ordinary rural church; slightly dilapidated, uninspiring and gothic. Only the almost comical inset skull and crossbones in the cobbles gives a clue to the morbid content that Sedlec Ossuary, the aptly named…

Altitude , Alpes and Alpothermia

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It was time to get back to Italy and make the necessary arrangements to get both myself and Vic home , back to sunny South Africa , the shipping arrangements had still not been confirmed , the collection point was…

Trekking in the High Tatras

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Walking up to Morksie Oro, the famous crystal blue lake in the Polish Tatras had been something that we had looked forward to throughout our time in the country. Upon arrival, however, we learned that dogs are not allowed into…

Auschwitz

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Auschwitz I We stand beneath the infamous entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp, about to enter the site of the darkest part of human history. An overweight man coughs and spits on the floor. A group of schoolchildren laugh and…

Wieliczka Salt Mines

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Descending the first 433 wooden stairs into the Wieliczka salt mines is a disorientating experience, the winding, neverending descent making you dizzy as it continues down into the abyss.You reach the bottom and enter a huge log-lined cavern, from…

Wild Bison in Białowieża

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Europe was once a postcard of biological diversity, with an abundance of wild beasts roaming free through its forests, plains and valleys. Unfortunately, today, human interference has changed that drastically and while one may spot a deer from time to…

Tuscan Treasures

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With Victoria serviced it was time to leave Pisa and do some exploring . People speak so fondly of touring Tuscany , so I thought not to be influenced by others I would do the same but on a Vespa…

Heading East……

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This video is the last part of the first section of our trip that now is completed . We crossed  8 countries  of Europe  in 2 month time and our way now is clearly heading East. Our overland stories from…

The 15 Steps to Wash in the Wild

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Step One: Walk 2km to the nearest village. Step Two: Fill containers with water from the well.Step Three: Walk 2km back to camp, carrying said water. Step Four: Chop Wood.Step Five: Start Fire.Step Six: Fill all available…

White Cliffs of Dover..

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I’ve enjoyed being the epitome of the lazy tourist for a few weeks, the consequence being that I’m behind with our blog! Now I know a lot of you out there are keen on reading about the more difficult to…

Pisa , Pontedera and Piaggio

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I rode straight to the Pisa airport to meet my sister , I was met with tears , smiles and then laughter , me in my riding gear , reflective jacket and fluffy beard , my sister thought that a…

Riding Rural

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It was time to bid farewell to the  coast of dreams , I had two days to get up to Pisa , my sister had made arrangements to fly in from the Uk to welcome Vic and I to the…

Exploring The Ruins of a Soviet Prison.

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The Murru Prison Quarry was established in 1938 under the Soviet occupation of the Baltic states. The prisoners spent long hours mining Limestone creating the unique lunar landscape that surrounds the prison today. Once left to ruin, the quarry and…