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Monthly Archives: September 2011
In Prague, on a gorgeous and busy Saturday, a heavy-set man walked towards me on Charles Bridge. In his forties, he wore black pants, a white shirt and a black vest. He could have been a waiter or an ethnic … Continue reading
big names on the Amalfi coast (London Independent) Hungarian wine leftovers even as EU presidency goes to Poland (from Prague Post)
After lunch on Day Two, we finally arrived at Omaha Beach. The weather was now sunny and a little breezy after a lunchtime shower. There were several houses facing the beach that Dad did not remember from his previous trip … Continue reading
UK set to raise speed limits on highways. Watch out! (London Independent) For hikers and cyclists in the UK – Ordnance Survey GPS (London Independent) “Winter resilience programme” at Heathrow (London Independent)
London Independent’s list of 10 best Scotches – 3 blends, 7 single malts and the best dram to go with your haggis!
The best of the Czech Republic from London Independent travel – Beer festival in Pilsen and beyond; better than Oktoberfest? This is on the shortlist for my next autumn trip! Gotta start getting into shape asap. Glassmaking in Harrachov and a beer … Continue reading
The hotel room window in Sofia, Bulgaria, looked out on an area surrounded by the backs of apartment buildings. One morning, I heard a slow, dull, rhythmic thump! thump! that went on and on. When I looked out the window, … Continue reading
watch Rugby World Cup 2011 completed matches for free online
cooking holidays in Europe from London Independent multicultural Sicily
The first stop after breakfast on day two was the German cemetery at La Cambe. It was still early enough that the mist had barely risen above the car. The German cemetery had only one or two other visitors aside from … Continue reading
A reason for physical activity… A phone charger in your clothing? A new Latvian invention reported by Deutsche Welle
London Independent on the flavors of Venice and the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Driving an electric rental car in the Alps
Save this if you dream of easy hikes in Scotland – from the London Independent Deutsche Welle sees Oktoberfest opening. Will you be one of the 6 million guests to hoist a stein? If you’re female, will you wear the … Continue reading
Woodstock‘s fame comes in several varieties. It is where you’ll find Blenheim Palace, Winston Churchill’s family estate. If you’re an Inspector Morse fan, you’ll know that it features in one of Colin Dexter’s books, Last Bus to Woodstock. The town hosts a literary … Continue reading
Some background My father served in World War II in Europe. Born and raised in New York City, he began his invitational military service (he was drafted) at Fort Hancock, New Jersey, one of the forts guarding New York harbor. … Continue reading
All from the London Independent… Copenhagen (upcoming blog possible) Sevilla and Cordoba in Andalucia A Greek party central – Mykonos
As every one of my blog posts shows, I love to travel. My favorite places are almost all in Europe; I’m not ready to get punched like a pin cushion just to go on an African safari, although I may … Continue reading
scheduled London Tube works disruptions thru November 2011
Colorful Graffiti on Scottish Kelburn castle may come down after 3-year stay – from Deutsche Welle energetic Liège, Belgium (posted before the shootings)
Airbnb – New online service for renting a room - New York, London and more; like Couchsurfing Travel news from the London Independent… The London Independent guide to Brittany and Norway Visiting Tournai, Belgium Guide to New Zealand
Several years ago, I spent an afternoon in Luxembourg City. After walking along the bluff that leads uphill from the train station (the long, steep drop down to the Alzette (I think) riverbed is amazing… I mean bungee-jumping amazing in places … Continue reading