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Monday, 9 October 2017

SUP-ing the Sava: Part 2 of the Liquidation Story "Well I'm definitely going. But will I ever be coming home again?"

I awoke bright and early (well early-ish) in Zagreb on Monday morning. Although I was looking forward to my Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) trip along the River Sava, I was feeling slightly jaded. Sunday had not gone as planned. It had been a more expensive day, and a more disappointing day than expected.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Well I'm definitely going. But will I ever be coming home again? - A liquidation story! (Part 1)

I awoke to the sound of my mobile phone alarm, although I'm not sure if I'd even been to sleep at all. 4am! Time to rise from my brief 2 hour sleep in the back seat of my car, parked around the corner from Manchester Airport.

I was about to embark on a trip into the unknown. A four day trip to three European cities I'd never visited before. Brussels, Zagreb and Ljubljana. A trip from which there might be no return. Well I certainly didn't know how I was going to get back home again!

I was flying out to Zagreb via Brussels early Friday morning to catch up with some old friends, to watch the Scotland football team playing in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and to take the opportunity to stand up paddle (SUP) in Zagreb. I was due to fly home on the following Monday evening, flying with Monarch Airlines. But there was a problem. Monarch had gone into liquidation the previous Monday!

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