Category Archives: Europe

Entering Europe Proper

After more than a year away from Europe, it felt amazing to re-enter, cycling beneath the familiar blue sign with a circle of stars that symbolises the EU, at the border into Finland.  Our last couple of nights in Russia … Continue reading

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The Tortoise and The Hare

We left Saint Petersburg three days ago and suddenly it felt like an entirely new trip! 🙂  All the hassle of my pannier rack breaking, the lack of fuel and my illness (which we now think was pneumonia) fell away … Continue reading

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Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal has become one of my favourite places. It is the largest freshwater lake in the world with over 20% of the world’s freshwater. It is also the deepest, a huge 1642m at its deepest point, and best of all, … Continue reading

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A Trans-siberian journey

On Thursday I boarded the train at 13.20 in Moscow with my new Brazilian friend Saulo, who I had met in the hostel and who was travelling on the same train as me. It is now 23.30 and I am … Continue reading

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Moscow

Although Moscow is known as the less beautiful compared to St Petersberg, still it’s oldest buildings seem to have been built for no other reason than decadence. They are extravagant buildings, built from beautiful stone with spires and golden roofs. … Continue reading

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Warsaw: a day in the life.

I woke up this morning to the sound of the bus driver announcing my stop. It was 5.30am and still dark outside. I shivered awake in the cold fresh air, with too few layers on in my hasty departure from … Continue reading

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A Berlin Protest…

It was late morning, and Jordi’s housemate casually mentioned that he was going to go to a demonstration later that day. Ever curious what these things are like in countries other than my own, and with nothing better to do … Continue reading

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