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Hanging out in KL Malaysia

We arrived in KL on Christmas eve. For the record, yes, it appears that Santa does visit hotel rooms! Present opening in the morning was followed by breakfast in the lobby…

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The Best Time in Japan

There are so many things we love about Japan. The people are so polite and welcoming that you feel that you are in five star hotel, everywhere that you go. We love Japanese gardens and architecture…

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Ed & Lois’s 20th Wedding Anniversary Celebrations

Ed & Lois at Lake Louise Canada On this trip we had a few special occasions to celebrate. Sasha’s 10th birthday Ed, Lois & Snowmen at Lake Louise in September, Ed’s 41st birthday in October and Ed and Lois’ 20th wedding anniversary on November 26.  Thanks to the well wishers who pointed out that it [...]

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White Rock and Vancouver

Pier White Rock Vancouver Saying farewell to NY, we flew out of La Guardia and into Vancouver.  Well, if the airport was anything to go by, this was going to be a gorgeous place.  Beautiful wood carvings greeted us in the terminal, there was even an internal waterfall. James and Arlene, our friends from White [...]

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By on November 26, 2008  |  Comments 3

Sitting on Apple in the Big Apple

*************************************************************************** Ed in Time Square New York Ed had been to New York before, but for Lois and Sasha it was our first time in the Big Apple, NYC. We landed at Newark Airport and had our finger and retinal scans before making our way to our hotel, Milford Plaza in the theatre district.   Great [...]

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Recharge in Prague

Lois & Sasha in Old Town Square in Prague We arrived in Prague from Salzburg. Having travelled by trains in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Austria, it was  a “blast from the past” to be in an old Czech train with a bench seat compartment, bouncing along the track. The apartment we had booked was [...]

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Tokyo

(Pics to come) We arrived in Tokyo after a long day of travelling. We got the airport limousine bus to our hotel in Shinjuku.  It was great to see the Tokyo version of the Eiffel Tower and amazing to pass buildings with the lights still on and the “salaryman” still hard at work at his [...]

Canmore and Banff, Canada

(Pics to come) We flew up to Calgary, and saw the snow from above. Wow!  Then we took a Greyhound bus to Canmore in the evening (not wow).  Arriving at night and trundling our cases around the corner to our apartment, we thought the place looked a bit like toytown, lots of neat and new [...]

Lovely Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lois & Sasha at Lauterbrunnen Railway Station From Vevey we took a picturesque train journey to Lauterbrunnen.  There was a particularly long tunnel and Sasha entertained herself and us, by making funny faces in the window reflection all the way. Lauterbrunnen is absolutely beautiful.  We were between seasons – not Lauterbrunnen Switzerland summer, not ski [...]

Vevey, Switzerland (Swan Lake)

Lake Geneva Vevey behind our hotel Another big train trip (transit day, as we call it) had us arrive after sundown in Vevey, Switzerland.  Ed’s old school friend, Andrew stays there (he works for Nestle and the head office is in Vevey, which is near Montreaux). Ed with old school friend Andrew Younger at Glacier [...]

Barga – Bella and Bonnie!

View of the Barga hills from our apartment Villa Sofia We arrived in Barga after a day of train travel…and oh, what a sight for sore eyes!  As the train came through Lucca in Tuscany and onward to Fornacci di Barga station, we were all looking out of the train windows and thinking how the [...]

!hola Barcelona!

Lois & Sasha in Gothic Quarter of Barcelona Barcelona, big and touristy, but lots of fun.  We got the open top bus around to see the sights, the Gaudi architecture was just brilliant, the harbour lovely.  Lois thought the Esprit store was pretty special too! We enjoyed our best tapas so far here, and were [...]

Jerez de La Frontera…home of the Andalusian Horses

Hi speed Renfe AVE train in Madrid We arrived in Jerez de La Frontera after a train journey from Madrid. When we Hotel Guadalete Swimming Pool, Jerez de la Frontera Spain got to the Hotel Guadalete there was a wedding reception happening.  It was a nice hotel and had a lovely swimming pool (although it [...]

The rain in Spain falls mainly on …

Ed & Sasha at La Concha Beach San Sebastian We arrived in San Sebastian (northern coast of Spain) at our apartmento, owned by an Aussie guy who travels a lot.  It was great, complete with all creature comforts and an eclectic mix of books (most in English).  Lois enjoyed reading Lance Armstrong’s “It’s Not About [...]