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Arrival in Paris

After months of planning and anticipation Linda and I are finally is Paris. I’ll come back and leave a detailed day one report but here’s the exhausted jet lagged gist. First off I will never again book a flight arriving … Continue reading

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Arriving in Munich

Vacation is well underway! We’ve been in Munich now for a full day. Travel was smooth and rather uneventful, thanks to on time departures, landings and very smooth transfers. Thank you American Airlines! Arriving in Munich is extremely simple. No … Continue reading

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Wine tasting in Monterey

Every once in a while a business meeting results in a moment of sheer bliss. A serendipitous moment where personal and professional passions collide. Such was a recent weekend. While I’m not a fan of traveling on a weekend for … Continue reading

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Return from Brussels, airport lounges can be worth every penny!

After an absolutely wonderful trip to Brussels it was time for the long journey home. It was just a few minutes walk to the Brussels Central station then onto the short train to the airport. I already had my ticket … Continue reading

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Last day in Brussels

For my last day in Brussels, I fully intended to spend the day exploring the area just north of my hotel around the Ste Catherine and Place St-Gery. ¬†As well as a return to really admire the Grand Place (without … Continue reading

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Brussels, a day trip to Bruges

The town of Bruges receives rave reviews as a fabulous tourist town. I expected a lot. I also learned not to trust the weather and always keep your rain jacket with you. Unfortunately it’s a lesson I’ll carry forward. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Brussels, a day trip to Ghent

Sometimes, plans go astray but you make do anyway and it turns out great! On Monday, I decided I’d go to Ghent for the day. It’s just a short 30 minute train ride away (assuming one gets on the right … Continue reading

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Brussels Day 2. Culture and well, more beer.

After a rather short night sleep (jet lag and time change have taken their toll) I enjoyed a hearty breakfast, numerous cups of coffee followed by a short morning nap. I simply returned to my room to gather my belongings … Continue reading

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Arrival in Brussels. What, a beer festival?

Arriving in any new city can be stressful, especially after more than a dozen hours of travel, little sleep and a nine hour time change. However, I found Brussels one of the easier cities to navigate. Starting with the well … Continue reading

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Thur, 7 April: Final day in Alsace

There has been so many options for exploring this region and the towns. We’ve made our base in Colmar for the past several nights and have thoroughly enjoyed strolling through the historic district in the evenings before and after dinner. … Continue reading

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