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Derain

Derain

I can’t remember where I saw it, but I was impressed/taken by one of his pool of London pictures. I wonder where they are best seen? Here are my notes. …

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Europe by Train

Europe by Train

As I plan more travel for 2023, the train is looking more and more comfortable. It’s not cheaper yet but sometimes with Eurostar, an interail ticket is cheaper than Eurostar’s prices, particularly if I want to travel on. Here are some notes and links. …

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Cruising

Cruising

A friend went on a river cruise and I thought that sounded fun. So I did some looking up. They’re not cheap at over £400 day, the Danube is more expensive than the Rhine; some prices exclude the journey there and back. Food and drink is often included, but they have several ways of getting more money from you, a single’s supplement and room size being the obvious ones. One week is cheaper than two. 😆 This is going to have to wait.

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Denmark and Copenhagen

Denmark and Copenhagen

Last weekend we made a quick trip to Copenhagen to visit people and the city. We flew from Heathrow since sadly there were no flights from LCY.

We crossed the Oresund Bridge by train, to Malmo, Sweden and saw signs to the Airport. It seems that Flybe go there from Southampton.

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Vancouver

Always wanted to go. Had to do some research for some travel in June 2013

I’ll fill this out according to me usual template later, or not.

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Berlin

Berlin

I originally wrote this for me, and used it to record stuff I need to plan and visit the city.  It’s still pretty much the same. It might be useful for others. I first stayed there at the end of the summer 2005. We stayed at the art’otel mitte im Mitte and visited the centre of Berlin with a quick trip to the Story of Berlin on the Ku’f’dam, which is worth revisiting. I posted my pictures to a  Berlin set in flickr which is now displayed as a slide show below/overleaf. I returned on business in 2007 and for a city-break in Jan 2019, again in March 2019 and again in Apr 2022.

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Zurich

The financial & commercial capital of German speaking Switzerland. I needed to visit on business, in Jan 2007, and returned 13 months later. In 2010, it began to be a second home, travelling through it to Zermatt (flickr pictures) and Budapest (flickr pictures) and needing to work on projects in Zurich West. I have not been back since , sadly.