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China 2020 – Staycation Pt 5 – Shanghai

It’s hard to believe how quickly three weeks passed by. It seems like we were just talking about Beijing and here we are finishing up in Shanghai. To get to Shanghai, we would have once again navigated an airport and … Continue reading

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China 2020 – Staycation Pt 3 – Xian

The next part of the journey would have been the area around the city of Xian. To get there, we were to take one of the new, sleek, fast bullet trains. They travel between Beijing and Xian at a speed … Continue reading

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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 – October 2020

One year from today, we will be traveling to China. There are so many wonderful things that we want to see and experience. Over the next year, I’ll tell you about the process and our itinerary. We are working with … Continue reading

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Piedmont – Day 8 – A Day in Barolo

On Thursday we visited and praised the Queen of Nebbiolo wine – Barbaresco. Today, we will visit the King – Barolo. Per usual, we met up with Luca at the Piazza Michele Ferrero to start our journey. Our day’s itinerary … Continue reading

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Day 26 – Bernina Express to Lugano

Today we left the mountains of St. Moritz and journeyed to beautiful Lugano. To make the trip, we chose to go by the Bernina Express; it’s another of the wonderful panoramic trains offered by the Swiss. After checking out, we … 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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Visiting Beautiful Bruges

We both woke up early after a good night’s sleep.  After the little bit of walking around last evening, we were excited to explore the town.  The hotel’s breakfast provided many choices and we found out that everything is homemade. … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Mont Saint-Michel

Woke up feeling refreshed and excited, as today we are heading to Mont Saint-Michel.  I have seen pictures and read about the Mont for years and today the pictures turn to reality. Getting there from Pontorson is easy.  They have … Continue reading

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Returning to Europe

To misquote one of my cartoon favorites – Bullwinkle. “Spring is here.  The grass is growing.  I wonder where the Herks are going?” And the answer is – back to Europe.  We’ve decided to go on a little adventure this … Continue reading

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Hop On – Hop Off – Day 2 – Holyroodhouse Palace and New Town.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Today we’re off to the other end of the Royal Mile to see the other royal attraction – the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It is still used today as the Royal residence and as a tourist attraction when … Continue reading

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Tour day – St Andrews and beyond

Edinburgh, United Kingdom In case I didn’t mention it, the bed is really comfortable in the apartment. That said, we got another good night’s rest before heading out on our tour this morning. Today we are taking a Rabbie’s Tour … Continue reading

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Checking out the Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Another good night’s sleep and we’re ready to go. Today’s schedule includes a tour of the Edinburgh Castle and whatever else we stumble upon. Walked the 100 meters to the tour starting point and met our guide … Continue reading

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Day 17 – A day of ruins and new beginnings..

Sorrento, Italy Looks like another beautiful day – perfect for our day trip to see the Ruins of Pompeii. The tour bus picked us up near the hotel along with a few others from hotels nearby and then we were … Continue reading

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Day 7 – A visit to Assisi

Assisi, Italy Woke up to the fog shrouding the surrounding hills. The sun is up and will hopefully burn it off early. Cleaned up and went down for breakfast. Looks like the others got off to an early start, no … Continue reading

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