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EC Bristol Drinks 4th August: South America Odyssey and Books & Bikes in the UK

Meet like-minded people. Get inspired. Everyone welcome. Thursday 4th August

6.30pm Doors open.

7.30pm Caroline and Justyna will talk to us about their latest adventures

Caroline Burrows: Bikes, books and bad backs: a mini-literary cycling tour of North England

After needing back surgery Caroline’s professions as a graphic designer and part-time cycle trainer were over. Needing a degree, she studied Literature while retraining. This inspired her to visit some of the places related to the stories and authors from the novels she had read on her course - and out of it a mini-cycling adventure followed over a literary landscape from the north-west coast to the north-east coast of England.

"Some bad luck actually changed my life for the better"

Justyna Kloc: This will be story about passion for travelling, fulfilling your dreams and surviving together while spending 24hr/day with each other.

“Since I was little I was not able to sit in one place for a long time. When I was 5 I run away from home with my younger brother, my doll and her pram. When I came back a heavy penalty was waiting for me at home but it didn't stop me from wandering. Since my childhood I was also going with my parents for quite exotic (at that time) holiday (Italy, Greece, Spain) what deepened my inborn passion. Even my university choice was determined by travelling and in 2007 I graduated in Geography of Tourism and Hotel Management. Since then I moved to the UK where together with my husband I develop my passion for travelling. So far we have visited around 30 countries on 4 continents and we are nowhere close to close the list!

In 2013 we decided to fulfil my old teenage dream about travelling around South  America. I created a South American bucket list and planned the journey following my dreams. Quite unexpectedly the journey expanded from planned 6 to 14 months which were the greatest experience in our life which despite many challenges on the way only strengthen our relationship.”

To hear first first hand about Caroline and Justyna’s amazing experiences, please join us on 4th August.  We hope to see you there.

Venue: The Square Club, 15 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1HB  0117 921 0455

£5 on the door / £3 to EC CLUB members