Header photo – Amsterdam harbor on the IJ looking east past the cruise port / Border photo – Stuðlaberg, columnar basalt, Iceland
“Travel teaches toleration.” – Benjamin Disraeli
Monthly Archives: October 2011
London Independent visits Bologna and Marseille
trial concludes in German art forgery case (Deutsche Welle) restoration of the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow (Deutsche Welle)
Aussie mining company going for gold in Scotland (London Independent) getting to know South Wales (London Independent)
work outages on the London Tube this weekend
Read London Independent about Barcelona and note how easily you can get there from London by train and… Tuscany in the autumn is a special place
List of system outages on the London Tube this weekend
I used to imagine that reading Tintin comics in French would help me learn that language. Mais, non. Still, it’s long past time that he was introduced to an American audience. Coming soon to your local zoo-plex.
If I get to England before this Vermeer show ends on January 15th, I plan to visit and report back.
Air France and Czech Airlines together again
new compensation when flights in Europe are delayed or cancelled (Deutsche Welle). The last sentence is especially noteworthy.
Virgin Atlantic’s plans for green fuel
Tube disruptions this weekend in London
from Deutsche Welle – Iceland in books at Frankfurt book fair
Following breakfast on our last day, we spent an hour examining the Bayeux tapestry. This historic relic, more than 200 feet long, is mounted in a protective, low-lighted case in a darkened room. A recorded narrative on a cordless handset tells … Continue reading
learning about Czech crystal (from Prague Post) put this on your souvenir list! going beyond Prague by train, bus or boat (from Prague Post) – ideas for my next trip to Czech Republic
a cozy country hotel in Brockenhurst with a silly name a pub in Marlow gets Michelin stars
Fiona Shaw directing Marriage of Figaro in London (Independent)
Not Hadrian’s Wall – 177 miles of Offa’s Dyke in Wales
from the London Independent (have you guessed this is my favorite source for European destinations and travel ideas?) Catalunya, more than just Barcelona bird-watching in Devon the rise of English vineyards from Dover in the south to Yorkshire in the … Continue reading
dates, info and events at the 2012 Keukenhof bulb festival.
London Independent’s 48 hours in Lisbon
************ NOTE ****************** For the time being, any video links I want on the blog will be placed on the blog’s Facebook page. (The video content requires too much space on some computers to be viewed). You can view the … Continue reading
from the 48 hours series (London Independent) Budapest (a place I want to revisit) Bilbao (still on my list)