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Italy: Pisa

Italy: Pisa

Because we were “in the neighbourhood”, I really wanted to have a peek at Pisa. We did Rick Steve’s walk from the train station through the town to the Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where the Leaning Tower is located. We spent half a day in Pisa and half a day in Lucca. I’ll show […]

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Covent Garden, London

Covent Garden, London

A friend of mine emailed me the other day to ask me about markets in London. While I was typing up my reply, I remembered I had a few photos of Covent Garden that I wanted to share with you. If you’re a My Fair Lady fan, you’ll recognize this building as the one at […]

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Netherlands: The Windmills at Zaanse Schans

Netherlands: The Windmills at Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans calls itself one of Holland’s Top Tourist Destinations and  I am certain that is true. Located just 20 minutes north of Amsterdam by train, this lovely outdoor museum is a wonderful place to sample a bit of this country’s unique history. Since it is less than an hour from our house in Den […]

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Wordless Wednesday ~ 15: It might be cliché, but that's really what it looked like.

Wordless Wednesday ~ 15: It might be cliché, but that’s really what it looked like.

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Poland: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

Poland: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

Last night before I went to bed, I happened to glace at our wall calendar in the kitchen. There, in tiny letters, I saw the words “Holocaust Memorial Day” on today’s square. I have never heard of this, have you? Apparently, it was first marked in the UK in 2001 to remember the victims of […]

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (warning: grim)

I almost didn’t write this post. I procrastinated, mainly because every time I thought about it, my stomach clenched and I was unsure of what I wanted to say. It’s a tough subject. So then I made a deal with myself that I would only show a few pictures and include a link to the […]

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Documentation Centre and Nazi Party Rally Grounds in Nuremberg, Germany

Our trip to Germany included some stops that I must admit wouldn’t have been on my list of things to see had it not been for Mr. DJ’s interest in the First and Second World Wars. If it were up to me, we’d be in museums and cafés. If it were left up to Roxi, […]

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London was crowded

What was I thinking? London was PACKED this weekend, mostly with tourists from the Continent. Even so, we ran into people we knew, and we don’t know that many people. Later, we heard from one of Roxi’s friends that she ran into another classmate at the British Museum. I guess it was the sunshine. Either […]

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A Week in Pictures

The Natural History Museum, London. This amazing building was actually more interesting to me than the collections inside. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse in the German Romanesque style, the museum opened in 1881. Be sure to spend some time on the outside to admire the mouldings of animals, birds, and other creatures. Escalator through the metal […]

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Saturday and Sunday

I can’t believe how beautiful the weather has been here! This past weekend was incredible: clear blue skies and 60-degrees. It was perfect weather to play tourist, so that’s what we did. Saturday, we toured Mr. DJ’s three offices. Pretty snazzy digs! We walked from the financial district to Tinpan Alley (sorry, Chris), and back […]

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