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Russia Part 2, 11-2014

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Arriving in Vladivostok, the port city on the far southern coast of eastern Russia, our first priority was to meet Yuri Melnikov, our shipping agent. Yuri would arrange our customs exit from Russia and our ferry passage to South Korea.…
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Russia Part 1, 11-2014

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For those of you who are wondering where we are at the moment, when you find out, please send us an email so we know too. In the meantime, here is Russia in the blink of an eye. Yes, we…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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The Czech Republic

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September 14, 2013 – September 23, 2013The flat land became beautiful rolling hills, once we crossed into Czech Republic. I noticed an immediate difference between the two countries. A long stretch of closely connected storefronts had hundreds of trinkets displayed…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Lahemaa National Park

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Lahemaa National Park is the largest in Estonia. It is a beautiful, serene place with a myriad of hiking options. With the bone-chilling arctic wind at our backs, we set off on a 25 KM hike into the land of…
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The Curonian Spit

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As is typical of the nonchalance of an unplanned, meandering traveller such as myself, arriving at the Curonian I discovered that one must get a ferry across the narrow shipping channel that has been cut into its north end. As…
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Chapter 4

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Romania was in my travel plans for quite a while but I had never been there until a couple of weeks ago, when Rochelle and I rolled Voukefalas to the Hungary-Romania border.As we crossed the border and we were…
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The Vistula Spit.

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The Curonian Spit is a strange land formation extending on one side from Lithuania to Kaliningrad, and then again as the Vistula Spit from Kaliningrad to Poland. Only 600 meters wide in places and almost completely forested save for the…
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Chapter 3

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We have left you waiting for a while but the places and the experiences are more than exciting and things happen much faster so please excuse our delay.Entering the Czech Republic was pretty straight forward and Český Krumlov, our…

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