Russian train rides and an unbelievable discovery

chips and red wine russian trainsNever would I have thought that long, tedious Russian train rides would lead me into a lifelong obsession…

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An Austrian blood donation – sure I’ll take red wine with that

Call me weird, but I’ve always enjoyed donating blood. I could say that I do it because I want to help people, and that certainly has to be part of it, but I think perhaps it’s mostly to do with the fact that since I was a kid I’ve always watched my dad donate. I have good memories of going into South Melbourne with him and watching him undergo the process, waiting eagerly to share his milkshake and sugar lollies afterwards.

Or maybe I’ve always just been a sucker for free food.

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