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: August 2013
Here are the Tube closures for this weekend. Not too terrible for a non-holiday weekend. Central line – White City to Ealing Broadway/West Ruislip Northern line – most of the line is shut; from Stockwell to Golders Green/East Finchley along both the … Continue reading
These days, the first bit of outdoor art I check out in London is the rotating art installation on the fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Always interesting, subject matter all over the place and there’s a new piece every year … Continue reading
Here are the Tube closures for this weekend. Busy, busy, busy! Most are planned for Sun-Mon or Sat-Mon. Note the Ladbroke Grove closure for the Notting Hill Carnival. Be aware also that the RMT (Rail, Maritime, Transport Workers) has called … Continue reading
From France 24. A unique restau in Paris’s 10th with all the best American-style brunch fare.
From Dutch News. A short video celebrating Amsterdam’s canals and the fun to be had on them. More than just sightseeing boats; my favorite clip? ice skating on the frozen canal!
Italy sounds like the most romantic destination. The name conjures images of wine and cheese, pastoral sunsets, pizza and pasta, cypress-dotted countryside and Renaissance art and architecture, not to mention movies and movie stars that glam up the image. You’d … Continue reading
Oops; I skipped last weekend’s report. Fortunately, none of the shutdowns affected central London. This weekend is a bit nastier… Here are the Tube closures for this weekend, Northern line is almost completely shut – from Stockwell to Golders Green/High … Continue reading
From the London Independent. A new jewelry exhibition at the Museum of London opens in October for the now-named Cheapside Hoard. Dates from 11 Oct 2013 – 27 April 2014. Looks stunning. In Lisbon, the architecture triennale from mid-September thru mid-December. … Continue reading
From the English Heritage website after reading a blurb on the London Independent. I can’t decide how much I like the sound of this. On the one hand, it’s laudable to want to restore the area around Stonehenge so it … Continue reading
From Dutch News. Bus and tram fares have been increasing across the Netherlands. While still cheaper than other options, you’ll pay more than before. The amount of the increase varies among cities.
From Oxford Mail. A new life for an eatery on St Giles in Oxford. From the London Independent. Food, a summer drink and a street food app.
Oops; I skipped last weekend’s report. Fortunately, none of the shutdowns affected central London. This weekend is a bit nastier… Here are the Tube closures for this weekend, Piccadilly line – KingsX to Hammersmith (pain inna neck for Heathrow traffic) … Continue reading
From Deutsche Welle. As though visiting Greece wasn’t already one of the best deals in Europe, the VAT on hotel rooms and restau meals has been dropped from 23% to 13%. Get ’em while they’re hot!
From France 24. Russia banned Georgian wine for a while beginning in 2008 but it’s baaaack! From Deutsche Welle. Russia is planning to pour pots of money into modernizing its rail system, including the Asian portion. Makes me wonder what … Continue reading