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The Jeep Tour (in photos)

Here are a few more photos for your viewing pleasure. Scenery on Day 1 seemed to be mostly high plateau rolling hills. It was pastoral with beautiful clouds. 69 more words

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The Tupiza to Uyuni Jeep Tour

If you’re in Bolivia, you’re supposed to go to Uyuni to see the world’s largest salt flat. If you go to Uyuni, you’re supposed to do a 3 or 4-day tour in an SUV that not only goes across the flats but also through the region’s beautiful, high-altitude scenery. 1,748 more words

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It has begun...Christmas and the fitness regime.

After coming back from Düsseldorf and feeling all festive and Christmassy, we decided to put the decorations up on Sunday and make our German decorations the star attraction on the tree (they all survived in one piece from the perilous journey to Mordor…well the UK). 468 more words

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The return from Düsseldorf and the Fatherland

Well going straight from the plane at Düsseldorf airport to Düsseldorf Hbf train station is nice and simple (within reason), however what is the return journey like I hear you say? 448 more words

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Speed Skating

Over the past weekend I crossed off one of my musts while here in the Netherlands, Speed Skating! The Netherlands is known worldwide for their performance on the world stage in long distance speed skating, they racked up a ton of medals last winter at the olympics. 146 more words

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Düsseldorf (and whisper quietly Köln) Christmas Market's

Well after the plane touches down at Düsseldorf airport the world renowned German efficiency is in full swing. We breeze through Passport control thanks to the electronic Passport Control machine’s (the ones in Manchester Airport never work or are just permanently shut while they “install” them, been a few months now!) The sky train station is located in the airport and so easy to access and make your transition to the city centre so easy that it makes the recently erected Metrolink line from Manchester Airport look prehistoric (note to anyone travelling from Manchester Airport, if you want to get to the city centre get the train as it takes 15-20 minutes. 667 more words

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The Adventure Begins at Terminal 3

Well it was an early morning for the adventure to Germany, with the alarm rudely awakening me at 03:50 in the morning. To be fair I feel more spritely than I expect, although I do sneak an extra 10 minutes in bed while the wife is doing her make up. 703 more words

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