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Cooking in a truck

Cooking in a truck starts with visits to the local shops and finding out the correct word for “milk” in several different languages….we got this one wrong by guessing initially and poured something like sour yoghurt into tea..it was OK with cereal. Piim is what you need in Poland. We …

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Living in a truck

Living in a truck requires scaling down on any “just in case” items as each bit of luggage has to earn its place. Decisions to be made are whether the tea tree wet wipes are ahead of the smart wool socks or the organic oatcakes…..G has given specific instructions that …

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Not driving and driving

Observations of road travel in the Baltic countries…. Not driving allows plenty of time for drifting and thinking about whatever comes to mind. Types of trees..generally pine with some silver birch…why most roadstops sell hot dogs stuffed inside hollowed out bread and then filled with mustard and tomato ketchup…..advantages of …

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Loving Lithuania

Had a lovely dinner out in a Russian restaurant in Kaunas last night and camped about 5K out of the city centre near the river. Drove east the next day heading to Latvia and passed some lovely villages along the way. The houses reminded me of little crofts with many …

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Riga and Kaunas

  The city of Riga in Latvia was a excellent overnight stop, the city camping ground was a modest hike to the old town, well enough equipped and had decent fast Wifi, the city itself is very pretty No matter where you go in the world there will still be …

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Seeing Riga

Having a day exploring Riga. Brought some pomegranates in the central market and enjoyed some idle pottering. Very beautiful buildings in the old part of the city with some of the old residential houses dating back to the 15th century. Was thinking about Thomas Cromwell and other merchants arriving at …

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Germany, Hungary and Poland

The first big shakedown trip for Nelson is well underway as I write this from Gdansk in Poland after an epic 1300mile trip here. ¬†This was not the original plan but work commitments for me gave me the opportunity to get to Germany a week early and Lee had to …

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