The preparations for the trip started well in advance. The best flight ticket prices where searched for. Itinerary – Riga, London (Stansted), Pau, the same way back. We did not manage to find a way to avoid night in London airport (on a floor of Stansted airport amidst other travelers).
We ordered online some maps and itinerary descriptions. Some descriptions we just printed out from the Internet. Thus we were well prepared for our trip. We have purchased as well the pair of tracking poles – one for Ilze and one for me.
And then on a fine Monday evening in Riga airport it started. After a kind of exhausting and chilling night on a floor of Stansted airport we land at 9am on Tuesday 18th September 2007 in Pau airport well close to Pyrenees.