Monthly Archives: September 2012

Wifi connected in Maribor, Slovenia

Another not-reporting-much post. Sitting in a caffe bar – where they only sell drinks, no snacks, bwut they have better wifi connections than the hotel did. This hotspot is part of MoM – Municipality of Maribor – and, while this … Continue reading

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Leaving coastal Croatia

Another quick note for followers – the past couple of days have been spent in Dubrovnik and Split, both on the Adriatic. For the next few days, the Dalmatian Sunshine tour will be heading inland for most of the time. … Continue reading

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Short and sweet – a message from Suzanne the Travel Magpie

No links today. No photos yet. Just a quick post from Dubrovnik, Croatia at the start of a long visit to Europe. The cat sitter has been to tend the cats and I can’t get into my aol account tonight. … Continue reading

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New Saxon finds at Oxfordshire museum in Woodstock

From Oxford Mail. For the rest of 2012, ancient treasure unearthed by private citizens and their metal detectors will be on display at a free museum in Woodstock, north of Oxford. Cool!

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Deep fried Mars bars carry a disclaimer? Come now!

From the London Independent. I must confess that a deep-fried Mars bar is still on my list of European goodies to sample and review. The Mars company apparently thinks their “good name” is being trashed because of this particular Scottish … Continue reading

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Fruit-flavored Czech beer? Really?

From Prague Post. OK. I could see a lime wedge on your summer beer (did you know this was not for flavor but to keep the flippin’ flies away?) And I sampled some kriek (cherry flavored beer) last time I … Continue reading

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Organ recital festival this weekend in Kutná Hora.

From Prague Post. A big weekend of organ music starts today in Kutna Hora, an hour south of Prague.

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Horse trials at Blenheim this weekend

From Oxford Mail. From now through Sunday, International Horse trials at Blenheim Palace. What, I wonder, did the horses do wrong that they are being tried? Ohhh, THAT kind of horse trial. Never mind.

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a new hotel atop Mont Blanc in France not quite ready for guests

From France 24. A brand new, high altitude hotel on Mont Blanc in the French Alps has some issues that will prevent it opening as expected. There’s been a fire, malfunctioning solar cooling systems. My first thought is – are … Continue reading

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Battle of Borodino reenacted in Russia

From France 24. Ignoring the fact that Putin appeared at this year’s re-enactment of the 1812 Battle of Borodino, this could be a fun travel event. It’s held annually on Sept 7th. France also had some dignitaries present, which is … Continue reading

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Plum jam to get next time I’m in London

From Oxford Mail. A small local producer of fruit jams has finally accepted Fortnum & Mason’s invitation. Everything sounds yummy, so I’ll be looking to get some in London, even if the only flavor at F&M is the plum conserve.

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