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China 2020 – Staycation Pt 2 – More Beijing

Over the past few days we would have been exploring all around Beijing. The number of historical sites and UNESCO sites, as well as more modern sites throughout the city, is staggering. Around every turn is a new adventure, especially … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Staycation

Yes, we’re a little bit odd at times, but odd can be fun. We decided that since we can’t go to China, we would bring a little bit of China to Williamsville. A little taste of the cuisine, a few … Continue reading

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Piedmont – Day 7 – A Peek Below Alba

Another day to rest up a little bit as we’ll be staying around town. It felt good to sleep in a little bit again. When the alarm went off, it was the snooze button instead of the off button that … Continue reading

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Piedmont – Day 6 – Market day & Birthday

Saturday in Alba is the big market day; for us, it is the day we celebrate David’s birthday. Settante? Si! More on that later. We did sleep in a little bit today – I guess we either needed the rest … Continue reading

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Piedmont – Day 5 – Chefs in training

We are looking forward to the day ahead. We will be participating in a cooking class at a farmhouse in the town of Cervere, which is just a short drive from Alba. We started out by meeting Martina and Valerie … Continue reading

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Piedmont – Day 3 – Our Day in Monferrato and the Roero

Up and ready to go early today; we met our guide Luca and headed out for some wine tasting and winery visits. It was a full day of “Grape” fun, plus an awesome dinner to finish it off. We met … Continue reading

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Piedmont – Day 2 – Getting acquainted with Alba

Our first full day in Alba was an easy day of getting acquainted with our surroundings. After sleeping in a little bit, we walked down to the Piazza Risorgimento to meet up with Jan and Dave for lunch. Many more … Continue reading

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Day 31 – Milan to the suburbs

Our semi-whirlwind stay in Milan ended with one last visit to the Milano Centrale train station. Upon checking out of the hotel, they arranged a taxi for us and off we went. We decided to stay close to the airport … Continue reading

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Day 28 – Lugano – Oggi non abbiamo fatto niente

Today we did nothing – and enjoyed it immensely. After traveling around and seeing so many incredible sights, we decided that today we would just soak up the beauty of Lugano. After breakfast, we checked out the lounge / bar … Continue reading

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Day 24 – Sunny day in St. Moritz

After last evening’s rain, we woke up to a sunny day with blues skies and just a few puffy white clouds. I see some walking in our future. We went down to breakfast and then stopped by the front desk … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Riding the rails to Zermatt

Travel day from the scorching heat in Lausanne to the cool mountains of Zermatt. The weather is showing a 30 degree difference in temperatures. Break out the woolies! Up early to clean up and pack before heading out. We decided … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Lausanne – When the day gets warm, the warm go cruising!

Temps are going to be the hottest we have encountered so far, so a boat ride sounds much cooler than walking around town. There is a longer cruise that goes from Lausanne to Geneva and back that sounds perfect. It … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Visiting the Lavaux Vineyards

Another warm day ahead of us, but looking forward to seeing the vineyards and tasting some new wines. Today we visited the UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux wine region. We’ve seen them from afar while taking the train in to Lausanne … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Lausanne and Lake Geneva

Another warm day ahead. Not really complaining – it just makes the moseying a little slower. We were up early today, hoping to catch a morning boat ride on Lake Geneva before it gets too warm. We missed the 9:15 … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Lauterbrunnen, here we come

We really enjoyed our time in and around Interlaken, but now it is time to move on. We’ll spend the next three nights in the town of Lauterbrunnen. Lauterbrunnen is located in a valley just twenty minutes away from Interlaken. … Continue reading

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