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Canvey Island, England
Since last we spoke we have travelled a couple thousand kilometers east and are in a Country lead by a man with a PhD in Fire Fighting!
We were very fortunate to be hosted in England by our friends Alan & Elaine who allowed us to experience among many other things:
1. Free Cash …
... no idea what she was trying to show me (language barrier came into play) but it had something to do with Ramadan. Turns out, just after sunset on this little hill, they fire off one big loud firework to signal sundown and the end of the day's fast. We got up to the top of the hill, Hannah needing to stop several times (smoker), to find dozens if not hundreds of families camped out with picnics and such. A nightly occurrence. Once that thing goes off, the pizza boxes and ...
Sofia was our first stop in Bulgaria. We really didn't get a chance to see much of Sofia as we were completely rained out for the second of our two days here. What we did see though, made us wish we had more time to explore it.
Our first day in Bulgaria was spent visiting yet another Monastery (for ...
... USSR and has only in the last five to ten years begun to benefit from its economic transformation and membership of NATO and the EU in 2004 and 2007 respectively. Given the standard of living in Bulgaria is roughly 1/2 that of the average within the EU it is somewhat strange to note that the country has the 3rd fastest internet in the world! Go figure :)
We took advantage of a free walking tour of the city the first day and a free hiking tour the next. These are ...
Our final full day of this year's Christmas box trip brought us face to face with the human cost of violence and conflict at a party for refugee kids at a state run facility in Sofia. Run by a collective of NGO's, we were invited to the party to give out presents to these kids who have nothing and in some cases, no-one.
Amid chaotic scenes we gave out presents to the children and were warmly thanked by their parents, most of whom are fleeing ...
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Our family of 6 have been pleasantly surprised by the service and willingness to assist all our our needs. We will be back!
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