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Monthly Archives: December 2011
Watching people sleep on TV in Denmark?!
Now here is something that probably would not appear on any cable channel anywhere in the U.S. Our loss. The night before I left Copenhagen, I was packing my bag and finishing my trip journal. It was after 11pm. As … Continue reading
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Pairing Spanish wines and cheeses
I recently found this great blogsite with an amazing look at Spanish cheeses and the best pairings with Spanish wines.
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The start of truffle season in Provence
Où sont les truffes? Truffle season is here. From the London Independent.
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Shakespeare & Co owner dies in Paris
From Deutsche Welle a couple of weeks ago … sad news from Paris. But the shop is still doing well.
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Getting some shut-eye at the airport with Yotel
A few weeks ago, needing to make a 6.30 am (ridiculous, I know) flight from London’s Gatwick airport, I booked a single room at the Yotel there. They are located inside the South Terminal, a short elevator ride below the … Continue reading
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Czech Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a carp for the holiday meal
Czech carp farming going strong. Sorry, folks. The closest I came to consuming any oversized goldfish was to buy and eat a couple of fishy-shaped gingerbread from a stall at the Prague Christmas market.
Cheap London listings from London Time Out
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Even large Czech breweries struggle to improve sales
Specialty beers are coming to even the large Czech breweries (from Prague Post)
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Covent Garden shopping update
These are a few of my favorite places in Covent Garden, a frequent shopping destination in London. There are loads of places there for food, drink, clothing, toys and gifts, both in the buildings and outdoors at the artisan stalls. … Continue reading
Posted in All Suzanne's travels, England, London travel Tagged london travel, UK travel 1 Comment
current European destinations and travel news
From the London Independent… checking out Maribor in Slovenia a possible end to smoking dope for tourists in Amsterdam what’s up in Cologne, Germany and in Vienna, Austria … and from Deutsche Welle … check-in with Skype for Estonian Air … Continue reading
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London Tube outages during December holiday periods
Info on London Tube outages for December holidays. Weekend of 17-18 December, 2011 through 2 January 2012 is explained. Note that the Tube does not run on Christmas Day.
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Christmas markets and traditions in Prague
Some holiday happenings in Prague – from the Prague Post A new type of Xmas market in Prague Handmade Nativity scenes Anyone for carp soup??? Something to ward off the chill More ”market” updates coming soon
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Ashmolean museum expansion continues and a venerable pub reopens
Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum has more plans for expansion on the board (from Oxford Mail) The Old Bookbinders Arms reopens
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London tube outages – weekend of 3-4 December 2011
Here are the closures and service interruptions for the London Tube this coming weekend Remember – all Tube lines will be IN SERVICE during the December 10-11 and 17-18 weekends, EXCEPT for Northern (Sunday outages), Waterloo&City (Sunday outages) and partial service on … Continue reading
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