Category Archives: Accommodations

WT: Day 6 – Pontresina to Guarda

  Today we moved from the upper Engatine Valley to the Lower Engatine Valley. . . a relatively short distance in miles but quite a difference in landscape and decorations on buildings.  Guarda is a tiny village with number of … Continue reading

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WT: Day 4 – Alp Languard to Muottas Muragl

  Even though we were still sated from last night’s repast, we began today with an amazing breakfast buffet.  It was so incredibly beautiful that I am going to take a camera down tomorrow morning.  Several years ago, I resolved … Continue reading

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WT: Day 3 – The Actual Glacier Express

They call the Glacier Express the slowest express in the world.  That may be true but it is also provides one of the most beautiful rides in the world as well. Wednesday, September 13, began with a walk to the … Continue reading

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Let’s Switch Gears

Sunday, September 10, we bade goodbye to London and our week of city living and boarded a flight to Zurich.  Even though our 9:25 a.m. departure was delayed ten or fifteen minutes, we made it to Zurich on time and, … Continue reading

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Go East, Old Man!!

It’s the quintessential American vacation:  A road trip!  There is nothing as liberating as getting in your car, knowing it has a full tank of gas and you have ten free days, and heading down the road with no particular … Continue reading

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Udaipur: Part Two

I can’t end my brief coverage of Udaipur without a special entry for our hotel.  Hashmat really did save the best for last and, although this may be a bit indiscreet, we were blessed by being upgraded a room category. … Continue reading

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Seen Around Nagaur

We arrived at our rather fabulous hotel, the Ranvas, in Nagaur around 12:30 yesterday afternoon.  The Ranvas is built within the incredibly lovely Ahhichatragarh Fort and it is truly beautiful. After a wonderful lunch that included raw vegetable salads and … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Hotel Vivaana

Before we head off to Bikaner, a few final impressions of Hotel Vivaana:

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A Lot o’ Gelato

This could also be titled, “Gelato, Anyone:  Part Two.” Tuesday was a long driving day.  We went back up to Montepulciano to visit, and patronize, the copper master.  Suffice it to say that we had a very successful trip and … Continue reading

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In the Kitchen in Orvieto

  It’s now Thursday, September 29;  Bob and Connie arrived last Saturday and we have been having such a good time that I haven’t posted a blog since.  Guess I’d better do some catching up. On Sunday, Sept. 25th, the … Continue reading

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