Category Archives: Walking

Munich: Days 4 and 5 – Miscellany

Late yesterday afternoon, after our infatuation with all things BMW began to subside and after we’d rested our feet a little and run the two-hour dishwasher cycle, Kris suggested that we go out for ice cream. Well, when he made … Continue reading

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WT: Day 7 – Our Last Hiking Day

  We began our last hiking day with a most excellent walk: Ardez to Tarasp. First we hopped in the van for a quick drive over to Ardez where we were treated to a brief explanation of the importance of … Continue reading

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WT: Day 2 – Zermatt – Gornergrat und zurück

At least that’s what it says on our tickets, which means we were good to go on the Gornergrat cog railway up to Gornergrat at just over 10,000′ for panoramic views of the Alps. Unfortunately, Michael began getting a cold … Continue reading

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Wilderness Travel: Glacier Express – Day One

I got up at six thinking that I would do yesterday’s blog entry.  The first thing I did, of course, was to look out the window.  Oh, my gosh, there it was:  The Matterhorn. The weather has been so universally … Continue reading

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Jaisalmer: Part One

Our first afternoon in Jaisalmer was spent walking through some of the lanes of the town.  Many delightful vignettes presented themselves, although one had to step carefully to avoid the many deposits made by cows. When it became clear that … Continue reading

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Rambles Around Narni: Part Two

After a long away day on Sunday, we decided to stick close to home on Monday.  In aid of that effort, we arranged to have a private, guided walk around Narni.  On our first Narni ramblings with Cindy and Paul … Continue reading

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Walking, Day Seven: The Walking is Finished

Thursday night was the last night of our Inntravel itinerary.  Therefore, Friday was another walking-free day.  But it was an active day, nonetheless.  Michael and I had to get to Siena to pick up our rental car, which will be … Continue reading

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Walking, Day Six: Pienza to Montepulciano

  Thursday, September 1st, proved to be an incredible day.  Having taken Wednesday off, all four of us we ready for some more walking action and the day was perfect for it (although, in all honesty, there was a lot … Continue reading

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Walking, Day Five, cont’d: Pienza

  Once again, our decision not to walk turned out to be a good one.  We were deposited in Pienza at about 1 p.m. and it began to storm about 2 p.m.  Had we walked, we would have been caught … Continue reading

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Walking, Day Five: Big Names and Tiny Cars

As I may have mentioned at the end of yesterday’s blog, given the downpour of Tuesday afternoon/evening/night, we opted not to walk from San Quirico d’Orcia to Pienza.  Instead, we decided to have a leisurely breakfast in the hotel’s breakfast … Continue reading

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