So… about all I knew about Uzbekistan was that it was the birthplace of one of my favourite cyclists, early-90s sprinter, Djamolidine Abdoujaparov.
From Stockholm I head to Bergen to enjoy the fjords and hills of western Norway.
Having renewed my passport it’s time to make use of it. First off Sweden.
When time is limited, lots of plans and ideas are important to making the most of your time outside the office – whether it’s a wander in the hills or along the coast, a pint from the local brewery or sup from local distillery or the best local grub on offer. Scotland, my homeland, what better way to see it than a road trip!
A last minute weekend away to the Norfolk coast coincided with the temperature dropping to single digits – at least it remained dry for walking part of the Norfolk Coast Path!
Like a BLT only better! Bacon, Egg, Avocado, Spinach, Tomato – The BEAST Brekkie is the perfect start to the day that you need!!
First stop of the day is to Musée de l’Orangerie which contains two rooms housing 8 of Monet’s Water Lilies compositions made up from 22 panels for a total length of 90.83 metres. The greens and blues and purples of the paintings make for a calming feeling while sitting and taking in Monet’s spectacular accomplishment.
Last minute break to Paris. Not the cheapest way to do it (£230 return) but ticket booked Tuesday for the last Eurostar train leaving at 20:00 Thursday, and 2h15mins later you’re in the centre of Paris!
The Yoke Ridge and Troutbeck route climbs the Garburn Pass to follow the best side of the Kentmere Horseshoe along the rollercoaster ridge of Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag. A steep descent to Threshthwaite Mouth is followed by a long return down lovely Troutbeck.
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