Monthly Archives: September 2013

An Alpine traverse by the Bernina Express

Today is without doubt the planned highlight of our trip. A one way trip through and over the Alps on a scenic train from Switzerland and down into Italy. Echoes of Hannibal, Otzi and Edward Whymper. The Bernina Express, a … Continue reading

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Across the river and into the mountains..

We declined the offer of paying for breakfast at Austin’s Hotel and instead went into Cafe Leonard, and learned two things. Firstly that a tartine is a small half baguette, and, because the  Cafe Cremes were over 4 euros each, … Continue reading

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Gone five hundred miles when the day is done

Today begins our Grand European Tour in the manner of some young Eighteenth Century English aristocrat. It will be condensed into 12 days rather than the usual 12 to 18 months required to acquaint some young Marquis with classical art … Continue reading

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The train leaving Platform…

2013 has been a year so far that could have been described as “somewhat challenging ” in a number of areas.  I reached the 60 milestone in August and am now about to embark on a celebratory trip with the … Continue reading

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