Cocktails & Dreams June 29th 2016 The flares rained down on the pitch. Scuffles broke out on the Croatia end. The English referee took the players to the far touch line and the game was halted. Croatia were leading 2 - 0. The Croatian players appealed for calm. It was another calamity for UEFA and there so called high security in operation in France. Meanwhile in a bar in Moravia, there was nothing more than a casual glance at the ... read more
Europe » Czech Republic » South Moravian Region » Brno Following the First World War, the closely related Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, the new country's leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the demands of ot... ... read more
The original purpose of the blog was the 20th wedding anniversary trip in 2006 / 2007 - Ashes cricket in Oz, setting off early in April and going the long way round!
The trip came to an end in February 2007 and for a while retrospective blogging was the only option (for reasons that you can find in the Road to Freedom).
There are still two to travel and the passport is now back in use in 2009. We get distracted in more than the odd football ground along the way, but it is all part of the journey.... full info