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: July 2013
From e-newsletter. Covent Garden is slowly adding high-end shopping choices. Penhaligon and Godiva are the latest, following Chanel last year. So far, it still feels pretty un-snobby; as long as I can still shop at Whittard’s, Tea Palace, Paperchase, Joy, … Continue reading
Here are the Tube closures for this weekend, Bakerloo line (Sunday only) – Queens Park to Harrow & Wealdstone Northern line – most of the line is shut; from Kennington and Charing X on the southern ends to Golders Green / … Continue reading
From France 24. I missed the announcement in March that the monorail in Sydney, Australia would be taken down. The only significance to me is that I never rode on it; it was erected shortly after my only trip Down … Continue reading
Here are the Tube closures for this weekend, All but one part of London Overground are in effect both days. District line – Tower Hill to Barking Hammersmith/City – Liverpool St to Barking Jubilee – West Hampstead to Stanmore Metropolitan … Continue reading
From Tours International. This is the UK-based tour company that Dad and I used for our tour of Normandy in 2002. Dad said it was the best trip he’d ever taken. I thought it superb – the sobering WWII locations, … Continue reading
From the Adrian Leeds Paris real estate newsletter. The sandy seaside along the Seine is open again. And here’s a map so you can pick your spot. Grab your blanket, shades and SPF gloop or IPS in France (indice de … Continue reading
From Dutch News. Although Dutch laws have been changed so that non-residents are no longer allowed to buy dope in coffeeshops, the implementation date has not been announced. Hurry up and get your tokes in now! On another consumer note, … Continue reading
From Adrian Leeds’ Paris real estate newsletter. Things to do in Paris on Bastille Day. Those cute firemen could be reason enough to visit the firehouses, sip some champagne and kiss the boys!!!
For those lucky sods who will be in London this weekend… District line – Whitechapel to West Ham Hammersmith/City – Moorgate to Barking Northern – starting from Stockwell and northward to East Finchley/Golders Green. This means the two central paths … Continue reading
From France 24. Take a boat out onto the lake in the Bois de Vincennes. And here’s a list of all sorts of summer activities throughout France indoors and out.
From the London Independent. Adventure weekends around the UK. Plan a trip down to Portsmouth for the newly opened of the Mary Rose museum. Rembrandts and more sneak over to Bath’s Holburne museum from the Royal Collection. From Prague Post. … Continue reading