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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

ABC Another Beautiful City!!

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NB.  This is a fairly long one so get a coffee!!! The word had been that Krakow was well worth the stopover and disappointed we were not! After setting up in the RV Park early in the afternoon we found…

Melhores coisa para fazer em Bratislava

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-       St. Elizabeth Church mais conhecida como Igreja Azul–       Centro velho incluindo Castelo de Bratislava Portão de St. Michael , Palácio de Grassalkovich, Palácio Primate –       Slavín War –       Devin Castle –       UFO, ponte e observatório, é a sétima…

Africa Calling

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Having arrived in Europe is both a triumph and a shock to the system. For the past two years we’ve explored the Earth’s faraway wild places with wonder and amazement. Every time we moved we were moving into the unknown,…

Follow The Route for 2074 Kms…

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And we did. The drive west from Chita proved to be quite picturesque. Glimpses of snow capped peaks with icy streams and road elevations touching 3600ft. The highway however was in a bad state of disrepair. Now I love driving…

Break Glass in Case of Emergency!

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Monday and Yuri is on the phone – the container has arrived! Although we were ultra keen to pick up our Patrol, the week had been filled with sightseeing and relaxation that took the edge off the delay. Another trip…

Oh! Those Russians

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Apologies to everyone, it’s been a long time between post’s and much has happened, I won’t bore you with the details but instead try and dazzle you with the highlights!! A quick overnight stop in Incheon South Korea en route…