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May 2011 – 12 by 12   Leave a comment

The month our lives changed beyond all recognition. On the 1st May we left our home in Nottingham and drove to Jersey via Weymouth. We spent the next 2 weeks getting ready for the off. We completed the work on the Land Rover, packed our kit and had lots of lovely dinners courtesy of David’s mum. We left for France on 16th – the start of our European adventure. We had a 2 week whistle stop tour visiting Mont Saint-Michel and the Somme in France, Berlin and Dresden in Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, the Baltic’s and Finland. On the way we danced in a swimming pool, got disgracefully drunk in Riga and felt the horrors of Auschwitz.  We had our first experience of  Wild Camping and over landing in a Land Rover.

By Kerry Feely

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Died and gone to heaven? Riga and the Go Blonde Festival   1 comment

Last night we wild camped in the woods in Lithuania. I’m now wondering if during the night we were shot by bandits and are in some limbo world. Today we arrived in Riga, the capital of Latvia. They have an annual festival called Go Blond. Which unsurprisingly is all about blonds. We had a Marilyn Monroe look alike competition, loads of blond singers with amazing lungs (yes I said lungs), a blonde fashion show and plenty of Eurovision music. The folks walking about were all dressed from 1989 in rolled up 501 jeans and converse (just like I wore in the 6th form).  All told there was that much cheese there that I was regreting the fact I’d forgot the Ritz!

Updated on 27th June with sightseeing & Go Blonde photos.

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Posted 28/05/2011 by Stefan Palmer in Latvia

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