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    Barcelona, Spain

    It was the beginning of the end. Barcelona. Alex and I were very much looking forward to speaking Spanish! And Spanish we did not speak. It turns out that los barcelonés mostly speak Catalán,…

    23 December 2014
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    Rome, Italy

    Upon arrival to the grand Termini Station, we exited onto the streets of Rome to head to our nearby hotel. We dropped our bags with a sigh of relief. It was our last intercity…

    17 November 2014
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    Florence, Italy

    Our next stop was the beautiful city of Florence. We left the train station and walked through the rather cosmopolitan city which was full of tall and glamorous shops and delectable looking Italian bakeries.…

    30 October 2014
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    Venice, Italy

    The Night Train to Venice. Sounds pretty glamorous, or murderous, depending on the books you’ve read. For us, the night train to Venice was enduring. After a poor sleep due to the constant rocking and…

    25 September 2014
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    Salzburg, Austria

    Different country, same language – we were off to Austria. Namely, the highly acclaimed city of Salzburg – birthplace of Mozart; filming location of The Sound of Music*; home to the delectably rich Sacher Torte;…

    4 September 2014
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    Munich, Germany

    It was time to leave France and the French language for now and head into Germany! We arrived in Munich around noon. The weather was pleasant. The Western European heatwave was subsiding. We headed…

    18 August 2014
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    Bruges, Belgium

    The journey to Belgium took some time as we had to catch slow trains to Amsterdam airport and Rotterdam first. We finally boarded our train to Brussels, where the G7 summit had just been…

    28 July 2014