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A day in Fussen – at the Neuschwanstein Castle

Today started with a bang … not Chitty chitty bang bang (where we were heading), but trying to buy a quick ticket to the main train station from the suburb in Munich where our hotel was. Yes, once again we … Continue reading

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Meandering to Barcelona

Taking a walk to the patisserie early this morning to get the morning breads, we spotted a small ‘do up’ for sale … then we had to get organised to head to Girano. Nigel drive us through some interesting country … Continue reading

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Carcassone to Montazels

After spending the night in Toulouse, we caught a train to Carcassonne, its a place having a lot of reconstruction done. It reminded me a little of Christchurch city centre (apart from its size). There are roadworks, new pavements being … Continue reading

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A train here … and there

With the train strikes through France providing major headaches – and getting over to visit the Normandy landings not an option any more (due to time constraints) , we took our chance and went out to visit a relative from … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Paris

On arrival at the Charles de Gaulle airport in France last night, I was impressed with the speed on which we came through customs, and the baggage claim sections. It must be the only large airport where these are so … Continue reading

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Holiday 2018

“Let’s go for a cruise sometime”. Thats where it all began. The decision on the cruise, and the actual tickets themselves are almost a story of their own … begun while on another trip away visiting family on the Gold … Continue reading

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Just a little more time … to run

Running for me is a joy, a release, a filling of my lungs with fresh air. It’s an opportunity to get out there and literally allow the wind to blow off the cobwebs of the day – the stuff that … Continue reading

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