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Homeward bound: Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited and Empire Builder

Train travel is not for anyone who just wants to get there. The journey itself is part of the pleasure, and it is helpful if you can allow some flexibility in case of unforeseen delays. On our 3-day, eastbound trip … Continue reading

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QM2 carpets

Although there is general continuity throughout the ship, each restaurant, pub, lounge, casino, recreation area, etc., has its own ambience and decor. Here are some of the different carpets found on board:                          

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Homeward bound: QM2

About four hours after we pulled shut our Paris apartment’s door for the final time, Cunard employees met us as at London’s St Pancras Station and guided us to shuttle buses, where we made sure our suitcases got into the … Continue reading

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Homeward bound: good-bye Paris

A month ago, after a careful survey, we pulled the door of our Paris apartment closed for the final time. Our keys were inside, and the new tenant had the spare. There was no going back; without a key, only … Continue reading

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Lace

[I intended to post this blog before we left Paris, but things got a bit overwhelming at the end. There might be a few more postings about our time in Paris, but the next ones will be about leaving and the journey … Continue reading

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Homeward bound…

It hardly seems possible that we have been in Paris for a week shy of two years. However, it is true, and we must depart. Our bags are packed: the same ones we came with, though the contents vary somewhat. Normally, we … Continue reading

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Guimet: 2000 years of Asian theatre

Once again we went to le Musée Guimet and burned out before we could do justice to the permanent collection, which is varied and extensive, comprising art in many forms from across Asia. The current exposition is titled Du Nô à Mata … Continue reading

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