Travels of Pembroke & Somerville 2011.

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The lads set off in February to tour Peru- by bus, that was different!. They journeyed from Lima, to Huacachina, to Nazca, to Arequipa, to the Colca Canyon, to Puno and Taquile, to Cusco, Ollantaytambo and finally, a real train ride, to Machu Pichu, where they went mad! Then on to Easter Island, where they made friends with Kia and tried to topple a few of those statues

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In the summer they had a week up in the Picos de Europa en route to 2 weeks in England, visiting Daphne & Tim, Stephen, with Sam's 2nd birthday in Canford, Fiona, a week in Earls Court, 2 days in Stebbing visiting the haunts of antepasados, before venturing off to the Baltics. Finally to Yeovil to see Davida & Nigel before returning on the boat to Santander, & thence to Moraira.


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They travelled from Riga, Lativia, up to Tallinn, Estonia, then to Tartu,with its wondrous Teddy Bear Museum, then Ventspils, with its wondrous assortment of cows, on to Vilnius, Lithuania- good cakes there, then back to Jurmal and home. But, they forgot to ask for their photos to be taken even once!

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November saw them returning to Cornwall, to sort out removal men and auctioneers for the wine and some furniture .

Then straight off on the Orion2 from Hanoi to Singapore, for 5 weeks, including Christmas. Pembroke and Somerville kept a low profie, in their none too warm cabin, but were excited about the water puppets in Hanoi and had a great wander around Anghor Wat . They were yet again amazed that their parents had another anniversary - this time to celabrate selling Corisande Hotel! - and just wished they had been allowed on the swing in Ang Thong and on the big wheel in Singapore: why do the padres get all the fun?!

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Life in 2012