An Extraordinary Day–The Joy of Being A Tourist In London

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Sunday was a reminder that London is a truly great city in which to be a tourist. Its easy to get around and there is so much happening all of the time. As part of the LIFT Festival, the STREB …

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Homeless, Carless And Beginning To Say Our Goodbyes

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The simple journey from Oxford to Abingdon turned into an adventure when Dave said “we have no gears”, as we sat at a roundabout. Green Flag patched up our faithful Peugeot 206 so that we could get to the nearest …

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Thank You London–We Loved Our Stay

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When we were planning our year, London was a bit of an afterthought. Yes, we needed to stay up here during the Olympics – but our focus was on the Olympics and not the host city. As it turns out …

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Goodbye to Great Britain

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The day has finally arrived for us to head to Gatwick with our backpacks and daypacks with cycle helmets attached! My backpack weighed in at 13kg and Dave’s at 15kg. That is all we will have for the next 11 …

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Day 1: It’s Another Tequila Sunrise

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Well what else would you drink while sitting in the pool, at the bar, in an all-inclusive hotel in Cancun? This won’t be typical accommodation for us over the next year, but we thought it might be a way of …

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Day 2: Bienvenidos a Cuba–Please Wait

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Wed. 15th August 2012 We had originally intended to spend 2 days in Cancun prior to moving on to Cuba, but Cubana Avianca decided to cancel our flight a couple of weeks ago. After a bit of email negotiation, they …

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Day 3: Es Muy Diferente!

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Thur. 16th August 2012 By the time we got to Palacio O’Farrill yesterday we were very tired and with it being dark too we weren’t really able to take in much of the hotel or surroundings. It was too late …

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Day 4: M3 to M13

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Fri. 17th August 2012 It was an earlyish start – being checked out and on the road by 8:30 so it is a good job we are not yet over our jet lag.  After a hour or s0 we stopped …

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Day 5: Cuba Libre…

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Sat. 18th August 2012 …or a mojito. That was the tough choice at the end of the day. Both are good, both ubiquitous and both have a good dollop of rum to help relieve the stresses in tired muscles. We …

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Day 6: Trinidad (No, Not That One!)

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Sun. 19th August 2012 Another 8:30 start which we made – just, after sleeping through our alarm. We cycled back up the road to the Indian before turning right and kept going until we reached Trinidad. The scenery was beautiful, …

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