Monthly Archives: April 2012

THE INCREDIBLE FISH MARKET AT HELSINKI

THE INCREDIBLE FISH MARKET AT HELSINKI. Flying to Helsinki, I was leafing through the FinnAir magazine, and I stumbled on the following ad: “If you happen to be in Helsinki on the first Sunday in October, be sure to visit … Continue reading

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND The city of Geneva is located on the banks of Lake Geneva, where Lord Byron, his friend the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, his future wife Mary Shelley stayed together in a villa on the lake, and where Mary … Continue reading

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UPSTAIRS & DOWNSTAIRS IN LAUSANNE

UP AND DOWN THE STREETS IN LAUSANNE. Lausanne, Switzerland is an old resort town on Lake Geneva, or Lac Leman in French. It is home to many international organizations, well-known banks, imposing hotels, and numerous places where people can relax, … Continue reading

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THE MANY LANGUAGES OF SWITZERLAND

THE MANY LANGUAGES OF SWITZERLAND. Basel, or Basle, is situated on the River Rhine, where the borders of France, Germany and Switzerland meet. In fact, we came to Basel by train from Freiburg, Germany, for a one-day impromptu excursion. The … Continue reading

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC

THE SOUND OF MUSIC. In Vienna, Austria the sound of music accompanies one everywhere. My trip started with an incredible deal from the Marriott hotel which I saw online. Frankly, I never thought I’d ever stay at Marriott, but here … Continue reading

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FROM CAMBRIDGE, MA TO BOSTON ON FOOT

FROM CAMBRIDGE, MA, TO BOSTON, MA, USA ON FOOT. Here are some historical facts. In 1620, The Mayflower ship arrived to the East Coast of what later became the USA. Gradually, settlements and then towns appeared. Cambridge, Massachusetts, became home … Continue reading

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THE OLD FAITHFUL AND OTHERS

THE OLD FAITHFUL AND OTHERS. West Yellowstone is a tiny charming town in Montana, USA. Its population is about 1,200. It boasts several hotels, a museum, two large supermarkets, a number of souvenir shops and a shopping arcade, plus a surprising amount of … Continue reading

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