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Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 5: Haydn and Beethoven

It was to be our last day of our Central European trip; Jacqueline and I were scheduled to fly home from Vienna later in the afternoon. But first, there was time for a last little bit of sightseeing around the musical capital. Jacqueline and I checked out of our hostel in the morning, leaving our… Continue reading Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 5: Haydn and Beethoven

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Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 4: Haus der Musik

It was the second day in Vienna for Jacqueline and I, and although we weren’t planning on spending nearly as much time listening to classical music as the first day, it would still form a central theme in all of our activities for the day. We needed to fit in all of our tourist activities… Continue reading Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 4: Haus der Musik

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Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 2: Dvořák and Lego Museums

It was our second day in Prague, and so we had another day to spend doing tourist things in and around Prague. We had seen the biggest highlights on the first day, and so today we could go to a few more niche places. Our first destination was a farmer’s market just south of the… Continue reading Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 2: Dvořák and Lego Museums

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Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 1: TSFH in Prague

Jacqueline and I woke up in our hotel room in Prague, ready to explore the city. We wandered into the old town, a relatively short walk from our hotel, and saw the many tourist shops and exchange bureaus that pepper the Prague centre. It was gloriously warm weather, and so we grabbed breakfast from one… Continue reading Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 1: TSFH in Prague

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Roubaix Trip – Day 3-4: Watching Paris-Roubaix Live

The previous day, I had ridden over the 29 cobblestone roads of Paris-Roubaix in northern France. Today, it was the turn of the professionals. The plan was to go and watch the cyclists on the Carrefour de l’Abre, the fourth section of cobblestone roads from the finish line in Roubaix. But first, Jacqueline and I… Continue reading Roubaix Trip – Day 3-4: Watching Paris-Roubaix Live

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Snowdonia Trip – Day 3: Bounce Below

Storm Brian passed by sunrise, though the rain stayed around for much of the day. The wind was considerably reduced though. Jacqueline and I had breakfast in our hotel; there was a buffet breakfast for those who were staying there. We didn’t delay in getting things ready to head out, we had an exciting activity… Continue reading Snowdonia Trip – Day 3: Bounce Below

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2016-17: Year in Review

The conclusion of the Orientation trip to the Lake District brings with it a moment for reflection and contemplation. For one, it is the culmination of months of work on a massive project which now leaves space to focus on new tasks. For another, it marks twelve months since I moved to Cambridge from Australia,… Continue reading 2016-17: Year in Review

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