Oliver is…

He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man

…actually cruising

The last post was a bit of a curve ball (I don’t know what that actually is, hopefully it means ‘misdirection’) because, you see, the next thing I did was go on a cruise. Initially it was meant to be just a paragraph or two but it grew arms and legs and by the end it was too long to serve just as an introduction.
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…not cruising

Poland and Cyprus nearly didn’t happen. While in Inverness we booked a cruise that would’ve cut both of those out — leaving from Italy, heading through the Med, over the Atlantic, round the tip of South America, across to New Zealand and then stopping in Australia.
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Many of you will have read the unofficial version of my time in the Cypriot town of Paphos, but for those who want the watered-down, less interesting official version, read on.

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…Polishing off his plate

Before heading to Poland I was slightly wary of what I’ve be eating there. As a vegetarian I feared going to restaurant after restaurant that served little but huge chunks of meat, strange sounding sausages and very little in the way of a token veggie option. Aside from Zakopane, where this was pretty much the case, I was pleasantly surprised by the local food on offer. The beer on the other hand was quite a let down.


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