Header foto – a selection of sweet, crumbly pastries at Salzburg airport. Yummm!
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Monthly Archives: July 2011
Italy’s claim to have the best bread 48 Hours in Strasbourg from the London Independent
When I was in college, I got completely hooked on live theatre. My mother, on the other hand, had been thoroughly captivated by the ballet for decades. Classical orchestral music was a minor interest but usually in the form of recordings or radio … Continue reading
Over the years, I have visited Oxford, England a few times. The first two times were back in the early 1990s. Both times, I took the ‘official’ walking tour of the colleges, conducted by vetted Blue Badge guides. These guides provided interesting history and … Continue reading
Mayfair leaves the UK Monopoly board Places to go and things to see that appeal to me… – > Edinburgh Fringe Festival – > Tours International’s Jane Austen tour dates for 2012
Most of us in the U.S. try not to waste electricity, especially these days when so many of us are watching our pennies. When we travel, though, it’s easier to forget to turn off lights or televisions. We’re thinking instead about where to go … Continue reading
When I travel, I spend a great deal of my time taking pictures, especially in places I’ve never been before. Sometimes, though, the camera isn’t handy or an image flashes by so unexpectedly that the shot is gone before I … Continue reading
The best known area of Barcelona is the pedestrian promenade called La Rambla. It has one very narrow vehicle lane on either side of the boulevard, but these are off-limits to all private vehicles beginning around 8pm. At least … Continue reading
Bruges is one of several European cities dubbed ‘the Venice of the North’. It’s a lovely town with a well-preserved medieval center which includes several canals. I found a small hotel, the Hans Memling, on the Web, centrally located just … Continue reading
New York has its ball dropping above Times Square. In Paris, there are the flashing lights of the Eiffel Tower and champagne toasts on the Champs Elysees. In London, the lights on the London Eye go off at the stroke of midnight. … Continue reading