Monthly Archives: October 2012

Oldest prehistoric town in Europe found in Bulgaria

From France 24. Archaeology is a fascinating topic and this news item about Europe’s oldest prehistoric town being uncovered near Provadia, Bulgaria is no exception.

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Autumn walks in England

From the London Independent. Another top ten list, this time for autumn walks. The article is called walks in Britain but from what I see, they’re all in England.

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London tube outages for weekend of 27-28 October 2012

Here are this weekend’s London Tube outage updates. Lotsa work. Lotsa disruption.

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Working on my blog posts, but in the meantime…

From the London Independent. I always thought that if my dad had lived to see cannabis legalized and had the inclination, he would have had results like this! They just don’t mention how tall the thing was.   Aah! Leave … Continue reading

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air passenger rights update in Europe

From Deutsche Welle a few weeks ago. Air passenger rights when European flights are cancelled are being improved.

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Just drink the beer in the Czech Republic

It was bad enough when they found high levels of methanol in vodka last month. It killed people who drank it. There was also some tainted rum found at the time. From Prague Post. Now a new stash of local … Continue reading

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London Tube closures for weekend of 13-14 October 2012

This weekend’s Tube closures in London include partial closures on several lines, including most of the Victoria line and all of the Circle line, although the color-coded map doesn’t show this. The double closure between Earls Court and Edgware Rd … Continue reading

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train prices and schedules between Netherlands and Belgium

High speed rail services between A’dam and Brussels will boost prices by almost 30%. Yikes! From DutchNews.  US tourists would do well to double-check prices from RailEurope in case there are savings to be had there. Then there is the … Continue reading

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autumn walks in the UK

While followers of this blog wait breathlessly for my upcoming posts on Croatia, Slovenia and beyond (yeah, right), take a peek at ten of the best autumn walks in Britain. From London Independent. Length varies between one and nine miles, … Continue reading

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Another Mark Twain quote on travel

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your … Continue reading

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A Magpie announcement on upcoming posts

For my regular followers and any new visitors – it’s been four months since the end of one of the longest vacations I’ve ever taken. I’m still in a fog of reminiscence as I scroll thru fotos and try to select … Continue reading

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London Tube closures for weekend of 13-14 October 2012

This weekend’s Tube closures in London include partial closures on several lines, including most of the Victoria line. It’ll be a pain inna neck getting between Earls Court and Edgware Rd, since both lines serving that path are shut. Folks … Continue reading

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A lazy last week in London and home again

I spent all of last week in London. There were a few things planned – meeting friends for drinks, perhaps seeing a show or two, visiting my favorite outdoor spaces, like Trafalgar Square (always need to see what’s sitting on … Continue reading

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Austria and Germany in one day

This post was writtepn several days ago. I thought I had published it but then, I’m still coming to terms with my #&$%$# tablet… The night train arrived in Salzburg, Austria yesterday morning at 5am. This was better than expected. … Continue reading

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