Tag Archives: Holiday

We Have Some Very VERY Brave Friends

November 25th ~ Southern California OK – Thanksgiving menu. What to fix??? I’m guessing that few of you had as many challenges to handle as our dear friends did in planning yesterdays meal for our family. 

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Guayaquil Ecuador ~ First Impressions

Sunday October 23rd ~ Guayaquil, Ecuador Everything worked the way it was supposed to yesterday, flights mostly on time and smooth with little turbulence, no problems with short connection time in Panama City, quick-moving lines in the Customs hall upon … Continue reading

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Amsterdam ~ Canals, Van Gogh, Cheese and Windmills of Zaandam

August 8th ~ Amsterdam, The Netherlands Did you know that Amsterdam is a conurbation? Well, I learned one more term today. In case you too need a little help with that one, it means that she is:

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Colmar ~ Straddling Germany and France with its own Little Venice

July 29th ~ Colmar, France Departing from Basel, and leaving Switzerland behind, our ship next docked in Breisach, Germany but our tour was to Colmar, France. I think that amounted to three countries in less than 24 hours. 

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Switzerland ~ Murren to Basel, and trying to be a local

July 27th ~ Basel, Switzerland We were leaving behind our high mountain base in Murren where we had hiked in the sunshine, been enveloped with clouds, saw a triple rainbow and climbed amongst underground waterfalls. It somehow felt anti-climatic to … Continue reading

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Zermatt and Gornergrat Bahn

July 22 ~ Zermatt, Switzerland Today we explored the quaint haunt of the rich and famous – Zermatt! Primarily known as a ski resort and mountaineering base for those wanting to challenge the infamous Matterhorn. 

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Lucerne ~ We have found our fairy tale land!

Sunday July 17th ~ Lucerne, Switzerland The train ride from Appenzell to Lucerne was another WOW for us. We are really enjoying seeing the scenery pass by from the comfort of our train seats. I could get addicted to this … Continue reading

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Zürich ~ Our Walking Tour Continues (Part 2)

Thursday, July 14th ~ Zürich, Switzerland In case you missed part one of our first full day in Zürich, you can click here to see how we started our day and the walking tour. After two hours of exploring the Swiss … Continue reading

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Zürich ~ Our Walking Tour (part 1)

Thursday, July 14th ~ Zürich, Switzerland With very little sleep last night, we were up and ready for breakfast before 7:00. The hotel had been given high marks for the quality of the food offered and it did not disappoint. Rick Steves, … Continue reading

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Holi Festival and Street Walking at Night

Monday, March 17th, New Delhi, India India is raw and colorful.  So far my impressions are mixed.  We have seen many smiling happy faces, kind people wishing us well.  We have also seen a seedier side of poverty, and too … Continue reading

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