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    Two Days in Tallinn – Estonia

    Our train pulled into Tallinn station at around 6 in the morning and we were met with an icy wind blowing in from the Baltic Sea, and although we had hoped for snow there…

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    Two Days in Moscow – Russia

    We had just landed at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. It was December 2014 and the Russian economy was collapsing. The flight over had been comfortable as the plane was only a quarter full. For various…

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    Villahermosa and Palenque – Mexico

    We landed in Villahermosa and Tiny and I split up from the Kiwi couple. They had tweaked their tour a bit and wanted to see some different sights to us. The main attraction in…

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    Oaxaca and Monte Alban – Mexico

    Tiny, the Kiwi couple and I jumped on a Mexicana flight to Oaxaca which was some other destination with an archaeological theme that Tiny didn’t seem to be aware of when he’d booked the…

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    Mexico City & The Pyramids of the Sun and Moon

    I’d only been back home from Russia and Europe for a few weeks and was just getting over that post-trip depression when my phone started ringing. It was Tiny, a lad I’d served overseas…

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    Remote Signals Outpost – East Timor

    Jake and I were sitting around playing with a baby eagle that someone had rescued. It was becoming more tame each day and would sit upon its perch all day and then go into…

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    Three Days in Havana, Cuba

    After a blurry night in Cancun Tiny and I jumped aboard a small plane bound for Havana. It was easily one of the smallest passenger planes I had ever flown on. Although we were…

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    Izmailovsky Market – Moscow, Russia

    The Dutchman and I were building a snowman on a frozen lake near our apartment and drinking a cheap bottle of vodka when we got talking about a market he had recently heard about.…

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    Soviet Aircraft Graveyard – Moscow, Russia

    My neighbour in the dorms was a tall Dutchman who spoke Russian well, he claimed to be a geologist with a Masters degree from the University of Amsterdam. Why he was in Moscow I…

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    The Catacombs – Paris, France

    We sat in a tiny bar on Rue Rambutea in Paris and spoke of past times and memories over bottles of ale, a lager of some sort that I had never drank before. I…