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It’s Easy Being “Green” in London

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Today’s environmentally conscious travelers want to travel “Green” so they make a lighter impact on the planet during their journeys. The “Green London” brochure helps visitors to the capital city of the United Kingdom “Go Green” with this information: 1. Transport for London provides free local cycle guides and information on six designated walking routes, […]

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Travel Fun: Riding Heathrow’s “Pods”

England

On my 2006 and 2009 trips to Europe, I flew in and out of London’s Heathrow Airport because the four daily non-stop flights between it and San Francisco International Airport increase the odds of being able to snag a “free” (more or less) cushy seat in Business or First Class and all of the neat […]

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European Potpourri

Amsterdam

( Dick Jordan spent the entire month of September of 2009 traveling by train, plane and car across Europe. The following YouTube video includes some of the many of the photos he shot during vists to Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, London, Munich, and Prague.  You can watch more videos on the Tales Told From The Road […]

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Derailed: The Eurostar “Chunnel” Train

Dick

In my December 15th post, “Riding the Rails Through The Snow to Grandmother’s House (In Chicago)”, I said “we still don’t have a national passenger train system that comes anywhere near that I found throughout Europe in September of 2009 when I rode the rails in comfort and style from Prague to Dresden, Dresden to […]

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A Narrow Escape in London

Arts and Entertainment

Here’s a lede (opening paragraph) for a travel story I’m working on: “If Samson, club held high, had connected with my skull, I would have been as dead as the people whose names grace the building where we encountered each other one September afternoon. Lucky for me, his menacing arm was frozen in time. And […]

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Toilet Training

British Airways

(September 3, 2009) As our British Airways flight from London climbed to cruising altitude on the way to Prague, head flight attendant announced that drink service would begin once the captain turned off the seatbelt sign.  A few minutes later, he announced that there was a problem with the fresh water system on the aircraft […]

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More European Travel Stories in the Works

Amsterdam

In my last post, I laid out ledes (opening paragraph) for three European travel stories I am working on. Here are three more: In London, on the thirtieth and last day of a month long trip to Europe, we found Gesus (pronounced “Jesus”) who would liberate me and my wife from shopping boredom (but alas, […]

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The End of An Era

Beer

(Wednesday, September 2, 2009, London)  The Mason Arms, a pub on the corner of Upper Berkeley Street a two minutes walk from our hotel has probably been at that location for forty to fifty years according to the Spanish barmaid who served us Tuesday evening. But when we’re sipping suds in Austria and drinking wine […]

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