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 2014
Recently, I have become aware of the growing number of spam comments attaching themselves to a few of my older blog posts. This is supremely annoying, not to mention time-consuming – clearing out the spam folder so often. If this … Continue reading
From the NY Times – a newish festival in the Azores is gaining in popularity.
Apologies once again for not bothering to post last weekend’s tube closures. I’m planning to add the TfL website to my blog’s HOT LINKS! list on the right-hand side of the screen, assuming I can set it up so the … Continue reading
I came across a write-up on this Bastille Day tradition in and around Paris. I’ve frequently thought about visiting Paris again, perhaps even for Bastille Day; this is the best reason I can think of to put that city on … Continue reading
No, this does not mean that buses are free, but it’s just another sign that tourists and old farts need a rethink when boarding a London bus. Beginning this Sunday – 6 July, 2014, bus fares cannot be paid with … Continue reading