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Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen October 30th 2012

Off Again Since returning from my road trip to France both Gemma and I had itchy feet and wanted to get away again, even if only for a few days. 2 days after getting back from France we had found a really good deal on flights and hotel in central Copenhagen. At £130 each we booked without further deliberation. We wanted somewhere where for a weekend we could just relax, away from our home and jobs. Instead of immersing ourselves in a historical and educational experience we wanted to lose ourselves in the sights, sounds and smells of somewhere new. Copenhagen has all of these in great abundance! Stansted We both finished work had a quick bite to eat and set out on the two hour journey to Stansted from Leicester (it's funny that the drive ... read more
For some reason she refused to have her eyes open...
Inside the hotel room following early check in
The entrance to Tivoli

Europe » France » Lower Normandy » Arromanches-les-Bains August 24th 2012

Far from Home with the Screaming Eagles Come the morning we set out for another traditional breakfast of a Baguette each, 2 Croissants each and a Pan au Chocolat. Suitably stuffed on Butter, Pastry, Bread and Chocolate we set out for St. Mere Eglise. This small town on the route up to Cherbourg was the Western flank of the invasion effort. Paratroopers of the US 101st airborne division, The Screaming Eagles, were dropped in and the town has become famed for the Paratrooper who's parachute became tangled around the church spire in the main square. These days there is an effigy of a paratrooper hung by his parachute from the spire and the Church commissioned a stained glass window to be designed to forever commemorate the efforts of the Airborne troopers who liberated the town. We ... read more
Parachuting into Normandy
In front of Dinah-Might at the Utah Beach Museum.
Commonwealth War-Graves Cemetery

Europe » France » Lower Normandy » Arromanches-les-Bains August 23rd 2012

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you." - General Eisenhower Some Background Operation Overlord (the codename given to D-Day) was the largest Air and Naval Operation in the history of Warfare. It was the culmination of years of planning, subversion, stock-piling of resources and training of men. The Operation was broken down into many minor Operations that all contributed to the overall success of Overlord. Should Overlord have failed there is a very real chance that Britain would have been invaded and I may not be here typing this blog today. The courage and strength of each individual ... read more
Inside the Tunnel
The rest stop in the middle of nowhere...
Not a cloud in the sky, spirits are high.

Europe » Germany » Berlin » Berlin June 10th 2012

Berlin is my first 'solo' jaunt out of the UK, my girlfriend (Gemma) and I decided that we needed to get out and see the world. Gemma has been to Berlin back in 2005 when she was at school. Nevertheless we set out to Luton on the 4th June. Boarding At 2.30 am in Luton Travelodge just off J11 of the M1 my alarm awoke me, precisely 2 and a half hours after i'd initially tried to go to sleep. But i was too excited to feel the effects of sleep deprivation. Both of us got ready and set out for Central Car Storage. They run a shuttle bus to and from the terminal and we got to the airport for 3.45 am. Once there we played the waiting game, departures really is like Purgatory. So ... read more
On The River Cruise
Bode Museum from the River
The Final Resting Place Of Adolf Hitler

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