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: December 2011
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
I recently found this great blogsite with an amazing look at Spanish cheeses and the best pairings with Spanish wines.
Où sont les truffes? Truffle season is here. From the London Independent.
From Deutsche Welle a couple of weeks ago … sad news from Paris. But the shop is still doing well.
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
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
Specialty beers are coming to even the large Czech breweries (from Prague Post)
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
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
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.
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
Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum has more plans for expansion on the board (from Oxford Mail) The Old Bookbinders Arms reopens
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