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General

Blogs…

I have had a lot of nice comments about my trip report but was especially flattered to see myself mentioned on someone else’s blog. So, to return the favor, here is the link to his blog: [url=http://fizzz.net/blog/]http://fizzz.net/blog/[/url] Are we turning into some kind of secret society??? Bloggers anonymous…or opus bloggi…

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Travel

Switzerland story.

The Switzerland story and photos are up on the travel side!! Thank you Mister T.

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General

The Pashmina debate

Lately, the word Pashmina has been everywhere. I have been noticing more and more ads for pashmina shawls and was curious to find out what they really are. When I was in Turkey, several colleagues were very proud to have purchased Pashmina scarves for $5.00. This did not make sense to me as back home […]

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Travel

Odd photos

I am finally done editing the photos from Switzerland. They should be up on the travel side soon. This is always heart wrenching as I have to put aside so many photos. I mentioned that Geneva has beautiful jewelry stores, it has all sorts of beautiful store windows. I saw this unusual display of two […]

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Food

Another restaurant

The next evening we went to another new eatery called : Le Joli Fou. The staff was very very nice, the decor is amusing: stark white dotted with vintage mechanical toys and the food was quite good. Not as special as la Montée de Lait but still interesting. The address is: 1840, rue Beaubien Est […]

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Food

A nice restaurant!

I am back home and working on the Switzerland photos and story but as one cannot live on photos alone so I went out to a new restaurant last night: “La montée de lait”. This is a fun play on words as it is the french expression that describes a nursing mother’s milk starting to […]

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Travel

Second day in Paris

The next morning, we started with a visit to the Père Lachaise cemetery. I had never been but had heard a lot about the many celebrities buried there. It is like a walk in beautiful park and at the same time a treasure hunt, trying to locate specific tomb stones. We chose a few targets […]

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Travel

A day (or two) in Paris

On the afternoon that I got to Paris, we walked around and ended up in front of Notre Dame as I wanted to photograph it before sundown. Now that it has been cleaned, the stone appears to be much lighter and the carved figures are a lot more visible.   As it happens we witnessed […]

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Travel

A day (or two) in Paris

On the afternoon that I got to Paris, we walked around and ended up in front of Notre Dame as I wanted to photograph it before sundown. Now that it has been cleaned, the stone appears to be much lighter and the carved figures are a lot more visible.   As it happens we witnessed […]

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Travel

Travelling in Europe

I have just returned from a whirlwind stay in Paris. It was a stopover between Wales and Switzerland. Because it was such a short stop it had been decided I would not write it up in the travel section, soo I get to do it here!! An important part of traveling is the means of […]