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Italy and Spain 2013

ITALY | Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Views [196]

Hello again so happy to be holiday again, and in good company with Cheryl and Val along too (Marceelle providing this update) We chose Venice as a stop over to revisit some of our favourite places, and then Spain because it was new to us. We ... Read more >

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September 2011 Return to Lago di Como, Swiss Alps and southern England

ITALY | Sunday, 4 Sep 2011 | Views [226]

Marcelle and Cheryl are travelling again and in the last stages of preparation and anticipation at what will be another great adventure -  both relaxing and invigourating. Here we go on 7th September.  Keep tuned for highlights.

Verona Opera - Madame Butterfly

ITALY | Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | Views [557]

And so to Verona for a short stay and to attend the famous Verona Arena Opera Festival. This was a warm Italian evening of much glamour and ceremony, and probably too many Prosecco's (sparkling white).The lead soprano was no spring chicken (as I am told ... Read more >

Bella Lago Di Como

ITALY | Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | Views [362]

I imagined that my remaining time in Europe would be in the roughest accommodation so far, so I was very pleasantly surprised to find my family home B & B in Menaggio, Lake Como(at 40 Euro per night!) was extremely pleasant, and the breakfast loaded ... Read more >

The Matterhorn, Gornergrad, Glacier and Bernina Trains

SWITZERLAND | Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | Views [836]

18/6/10 -Took the early Gornergrad train up to the summit and the Matterhorn, the skies were clear of fog and cloud (reportedly) and so off I went! It was pretty foggy all the way up the mountain, then suddenly the clouds parted - like I'd landed on ... Read more >

Zermatt, the highest village to the Swiss Matterhorn

SWITZERLAND | Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | Views [502] | Comments [2]

Wow, this is so much higher,and the landscape has changed to pine (but it smells like spruce)wild flowers, trickling streams and snow capped peaks that are much closer than before. The hotel Omnia have upgraded me to a double executive, saying the other ... Read more >

Montreaux, Riviera of the Lake

SWITZERLAND | Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | Views [361]

Well named, this place is very picturesque and the walks along the lake are different to Annecy, mainly because it is higher on the swiss side of Lake Geneva, and then higher mountains are snow capped. Lots of 5 star hotels, lots of cashed up people.... Read more >

Photos: Colours of Annecy

FRANCE | Saturday, 12 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

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The colours of Annecy, French Alps

FRANCE | Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | Views [348]

I finished my special train trip at Montreax on Lake Geneva, and continued around the lake by train to Lausanne, which surprisingly is quite a big Swiss city on the lake, but more French than Swiss. Too big and bustling for me, but I managed to book ... Read more >

Photos: Golden Pass Swiss Train

SWITZERLAND | Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Yodell o eee aaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Golden Pass Panoramic Train

SWITZERLAND | Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | Views [402]

On Thursday 10th June I took the first of 3 special swiss train rides, and wondered whether I would be really bored, as each is at least 5 hours, and someone had written a review which said that Golden Pass was pretty ordinary. So I was not expecting ... Read more >

Lovely Lucerne

SWITZERLAND | Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | Views [398]

How wonderful it was to leave Budapest on a hot humid day and fly into Zurich and feel the crisp air, then to Lucerne which was like an airconditioner had been switched on, really crisp and lovely. The lakes and mountains are picture postcard greeness ... Read more >

Budapest via London

HUNGARY | Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | Views [442]

Scored a free-bee from BA for cancelling my flight on the evening of the 3rd June, stayed overnight in London and flew out the following morning to Budapest. Really grateful for the opportunity for a bed before the next flight, so worked out well. Lovely ... Read more >

Photos: Budapest

HUNGARY | Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

The Danube is flooding
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Photos: shanghai

CHINA | Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Marcelle in Shanghai
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Marcelle in Shanghai

CHINA | Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | Views [356]

Hi there from Shanghai Im travelling as a solo bum this year, courtesy of Qantas and One World. Hopefully I will not get offlaoded anywhere I dont wish to be. Excuse the spelling, as the letters are quite different. I arrived here last Saturday 29th ... Read more >


FRANCE | Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | Views [366] | Comments [1]

Well, we did arrive in Provence, finally!!!!! We had some fun and games around some towns where we missed turns or ended up in reconstruction areas with no redirection routes. But that is part of the travel experience in a car, and not for the faint ... Read more >

Gallery: The Valley of the Dordogne

FRANCE | Saturday, 13 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Dordogne Valley and the Perigord, Southwest France

FRANCE | Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | Views [377]

We drove down through central France on Saturday 6th June, with huge storms and winds on our tail, but a great highway in front of us. We drove right through the lower half of the Loire Valley, into the Massif Centrale and into Dordogne region - about 4.... Read more >

Gallery: Loire Valley

FRANCE | Saturday, 6 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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