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Canada Trip: Days 1-3 – Iceland Stopover

Months ago, Jacqueline and I had agreed that we would head out to Canada for Christmas time, given that she had visited Australia in July. We had book flights on Icelandair, which gave us the opportunity to stop over in Iceland for a few nights. We left Cambridge on a train for London, with bags… Continue reading Canada Trip: Days 1-3 – Iceland Stopover

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Sport · Travel

Week 111: Lord’s and Australia

The notable feature at the start of the week was attending my first Darwin College Students Association General Meeting. I attended to ensure that the cricket club would get funding for next season, and the meeting needed a quorum of 70(!) students to approve motions including the budget. The meeting was run in a really… Continue reading Week 111: Lord’s and Australia

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Music · Travel

Week 98: BBC Proms Weekend 5 (Part 1)

After work on Monday, I went to collect my cricket whites one last time for the summer. Darwin College had made the final of the MCR cricket league. We were up against Jesus College, both of us having only lost one match each over the summer. Jesus beat us in our last meeting, but somehow… Continue reading Week 98: BBC Proms Weekend 5 (Part 1)

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Australia · Travel

South Australia Trip: Day 16-17 – Stopover in Sydney

Our journey through Australia had almost come to an end. We were leaving Adelaide on a morning flight to Sydney as part of our journey back to the UK. It was a wet day, and Indy valiantly came to pick us up early in the morning and drive us to the airport. We waved goodbye… Continue reading South Australia Trip: Day 16-17 – Stopover in Sydney

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Australia · Travel

South Australia Trip: Day 14-15 – Last Days in Adelaide

Jacqueline and I left Burra in the morning shortly after breakfast, and continued the drive south back towards Adelaide. The drive was mostly uneventful; we stopped briefly in Gawler at the supermarket to get some lunch supplies, but we made it back to Cudlee Creek before midday. Exhausted, we took most of the day to… Continue reading South Australia Trip: Day 14-15 – Last Days in Adelaide

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Australia · Travel

South Australia Trip: Day 13 – Brachina Gorge

We woke at our camping place on the side of the road in the Parachilna Gorge, and packed up quickly. We also finally managed to get a decent breakfast, the fridge now having properly defrosted. It was going to be a long driving day, but hopefully one we would find interesting. The first leg was… Continue reading South Australia Trip: Day 13 – Brachina Gorge

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Australia · Travel

South Australia Trip: Day 12 – Wilpena Pound

Jacqueline and I woke up to the sound of the animals around the Wilpena Pound Caravan Park. We checked the fridge, it was still at -2 degrees Celsius and our milk and yoghurt were still frozen. Disheartened, we tried to warm it up and eat breakfast anyway, before heading to the visitor centre to check… Continue reading South Australia Trip: Day 12 – Wilpena Pound

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Australia · Travel

South Australia Trip: Day 11 – Pichi Richi

On our second day in the Flinders Ranges, we packed up the Troopy and were ready to eat our breakfast when we noticed a problem. The fridge in the campervan had been set to -14 degrees Celsius, and all of our milk and yoghurt had frozen solid. So, without having breakfast, we turned off the… Continue reading South Australia Trip: Day 11 – Pichi Richi

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Australia · Travel

South Australia Trip: Day 10 – Mount Remarkable

It was time for our holiday within a holiday. Jacqueline and I had spent the last week and a half in and around Adelaide, in the southern end of South Australia. Our plan now was to head north, into the Outback and see some of the more remote parts of the state. To help us,… Continue reading South Australia Trip: Day 10 – Mount Remarkable

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Australia · Travel

South Australia Trip: Day 8-9 – Hahndorf and the Footy

Our main activity for the day was to head to the German-Australian town of Hahndorf. We headed out at around midday, after having spent some time at home throughout the morning. However, before we got to Hahndorf, there was one key errand that I had to run. Instead of heading to Hahndorf directly, instead we… Continue reading South Australia Trip: Day 8-9 – Hahndorf and the Footy

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Hong Kong · Travel

South Australia Trip: Day 6-7 – Adelaide CBD

It was time to head down into the centre of the Adelaide and show Jacqueline my old stomping grounds. First, though, we went by Lobethal to head to the local bakery with my grandmother. We grabbed some breads and cakes and Nana had herself a latte, chatting about our time up in the Barossa. From… Continue reading South Australia Trip: Day 6-7 – Adelaide CBD

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Australia · Travel

South Australia Trip: Day 3-5 – Gorge Wildlife Park and Barossa Valley

Jacqueline was really looking forward to the day ahead. It was the best day of our trip in Adelaide to visit the Gorge Wildlife Park. Here, we would get to experience the uniqueness of the Australian fauna. It was only a short drive away from home, so we went there around the middle of the… Continue reading South Australia Trip: Day 3-5 – Gorge Wildlife Park and Barossa Valley

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Australia · Travel

South Australia Trip: Day 1-2 – Swimming Trials and Victor Harbor

Our flight from Hong Kong landed into Adelaide early in the morning. Fortunately, as the only plane landing so early in the morning, processing through immigration and customs was rather expedient and straightforward. Despite the early hour, we were thankful that Indy was there to pick us up and drive us to our home in… Continue reading South Australia Trip: Day 1-2 – Swimming Trials and Victor Harbor

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Hong Kong · Travel

Hong Kong Trip: Days 3-4 – Ngong Ping and Nan Lian

We woke up to find yet another hot and humid day in the city of Hong Kong. Jacqueline suggested that we get out of the bustling city centre and head to the relative seclusion of the rainforests at Ngong Ping. We walked from our hotel to the Hung Hom railway station to catch a train… Continue reading Hong Kong Trip: Days 3-4 – Ngong Ping and Nan Lian

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Hong Kong · Travel

Hong Kong Trip: Days 1-2 – Cantonese Food and the Jockey Club

We landed in Hong Kong in the mid-morning on our British Airways flight from London. We navigated our way out of the airport and onto the airport express train that took us in to Kowloon, in the centre of the Hong Kong city. We had help booking a hotel from Jacqueline’s mother’s friends in Tsim… Continue reading Hong Kong Trip: Days 1-2 – Cantonese Food and the Jockey Club

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Scotland · Travel

Scotland Hiking: Day 4 – Aviemore

Jacqueline and I woke up and packed up camp relatively quickly. We had just made it into the Rothiemurchus forest having come through the Lairig Ghru the previous day. While not fully recovered, Jacqueline’s knee was feeling better, through not perfect. We were hoping that the path would be much nicer to her today, and… Continue reading Scotland Hiking: Day 4 – Aviemore

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