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Out of India

  We’ve left the subcontinent behind and are now having our brief stay in London before heading back to the Pacific Northwest tomorrow.  It’s a case of good news, bad news. Good news, I can drink the water as I … Continue reading

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Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

As we were setting off this morning (YES, I am finally blogging about something that happened this very day),  Hashmat exclaimed, as the bus braked sharply, “oh, we almost killed a chicken.  That would have been a very expensive chicken … Continue reading

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AA v. GPS

Thursday morning dawned grey and overcast.  A perfect day for leaving a delightful location.  Any nicer weather and we would have wanted to stay for a few more days.  Michael retrieved the car and brought it to our door so … Continue reading

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Out and About in the Loire Valley: Chernonceau

After a day spent hanging out around Amboise, we decided we needed to do some chateaux hopping. Our first stop was Chernonceau.  Gosh, what a little money and royal patronage will get you!  The walk from the parking area to … Continue reading

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Amboise, France

Our flights to France were okay.  We were lucky enough to be able to upgrade to business class for the flight from Seattle to London and that makes all the difference.  Not only is the flight more comfortable but the … Continue reading

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Second Impression of Lisbon

My second impression of Lisbon is that it is a great place to go off one’s diet.  And I’m not just thinking about the luscious custard tarts for which the city (the country?) is known . . . although they … Continue reading

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First Impression of Lisbon

My first impression of Lisbon is that it is a city full of jacaranda trees.  I don’t think I have ever seen a jacaranda tree before but, the instant I saw one of these purply/blue beauties, I knew what it … Continue reading

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Portugal, Voyage of Discovery Reversed

I seems only appropriate to begin this blog with a photo of the back side of the Portuguese flag.  It was the great Portuguese explorers who set off in their tiny caravels in the 15th and 16th centuries to make … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

Because I only blog when I travel, my site can go dormant for very long periods of time.  And, because I wasn’t inspired to blog on my last trips (both times to Puerto Vallarta), this last period of dormancy has … Continue reading

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I love English …

I love English place names; for example, “Nether Wallop.” Sounds like some sort of corporal punishment.

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