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  1. phirhon

    Nine Weeks in France and Italy, 2010

    I am posting this with the France trip reports even though it includes Italy because most of our time was in France. Trip Description September 11 to November 13, 2010. One week in Paris followed by a week in Briancon, two weeks in Italy and another five weeks in France. Week 1 - Paris After...
  2. Pauline

    Switzerland - Lenk and Kandersteg, August 2017

    On Friday we have an early flight to Geneva where we pickup a rental car and drive 2.5 hours to Lenk, a small town in the Simmenthal Valley near Gstaad/Saanen. We are there for two weeks. This is the fourth year in a row for visiting Lenk! @artnbarb are joining us for part of the time (a Swiss...
  3. Doru

    A Musical Vacation in New York City - Spring 2003

    By doru from Toronto, Canada, Spring 2003. Music (lots of it), art and food in the big apple. A Musical Vacation Two days before departure, I called the Sheraton Hotel and Towers (USD215 at 1/2 rack rate based on Starwood Preferred Guest points). "We have a reservation for arrival Tuesday...
  4. Doru

    Three weeks in Spain - Spring 2002

    By Doru from Toronto, Spring 2002. Doru and his wife Josette did a 3 week trip to Spain (hotels, no vacation rentals) in April - May 2002. Introduction My wife Josette and I returned recently from a three-week trip to Spain (April 14 - May 5, 2002). We came back overwhelmed by the breadth of...
  5. Doru

    Tempus Fugit - A Return to Bucharest, 48 years later...

    By Doru from Canada, Fall 2009. September 12-27, 2009; October 4-9, 2009. A return to our city of birth during the 2009 George Enescu Festival: roots, memories, friends, music. Prologue: the why, the why now, the how... Dedicated to my good friend and colleague V. who caused this trip to happen...
  6. Doru

    Doru's Italian Notebook - Summer 2002 (Lakes, Venice, Tuscany, Milan)

    By Doru from Toronto, Canada, Summer 2002. Doru & Josette on a three week adventure in the Italian Lakes, Venice, Tuscany, and Milan. Preface and Departure Sometime in December 2001, with the spring 2002 trip to Spain all planned out and committed, I became antsy again. It was a funny kind of...
  7. Doru

    Doru's Italian Notebook - Sept 2003 (Venice, Veneto, Tuscany, Florence)

    By Doru from Toronto, Canada, Fall 2003. Venice, then up the River Po from Venice to Cremona (...or so we thought...), with day excursions to Murano and Burano, Padova, Ferrara, Mantova, Parma and Cremona, then on to Castellina in Chianti and parts of the Chiantigiana, ending in Florence. Fair...
  8. Doru

    Paris au Ralenti (Paris in Slow Motion) - Fall 2012

    By Doru from Canada, Fall 2012. Three weeks in the Lower Marais, living la vie parisienne. Wednesday, 12 September - Arrival and Settling in the Lower Marais This starts from rue du Petit Musc, in the Lower Marais, Paris, where we have installed ourselves for what we hope will be a wonderful...
  9. Doru

    De retour à Paris - Doru's 2010 Journal

    By Doru from Canada, Fall 2010, A return to Paris, living "la vie parisienne" like the Parisians do... Meeting Saint-Antoine, the Neighbourhood The flight from Toronto, with Air Canada, was quite pleasant. The 777 has less leg room than the 767, but it is adequate. The in-flight Air Canada...
  10. Doru

    Impressions fugitives - 12 days in Paris, April 2004

    By Doru from Canada, Spring 2004. Impressions, some passing and some lasting, from a recent return to one of our favorite cities. “This city, before Julius Caesar’s time, had been little more than a flood-prone fishing village clinging to a marshy island in the middle of the Seine and inhabited...
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