Monthly Archives: May 2011

Memorial Day – Nearly summer barbeque!

Paul and Debra invited us (and John) to come over to San Ramon to have dinner.  The sun was out but it still wasn’t as warm as it should be, especially over on the East Bay.  They have a few … Continue reading

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London – the last stretch

I got the train from London to Edinburgh after a few days in London (with a cold!).  Met up with Eleanor and stayed with her at Corstorphine. Thursday, Bill arrived from Amsterdam and his Dad met him at the airport.  … Continue reading

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Vienna, Austria

We left Graz on Saturday morning on the train to Vienna.  About 2 hours.  Hotel was on the metro line and only 3 stops to St Stephens Cathedral, the centre of the old town.  Our room had a balcony overlooking … Continue reading

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Graz, Austria

We flew from Hamburg on Wednesday 11th to Vienna and then picked up a car to drive the 2hrs to Graz. We got lost once in the city as the city is split in two by the river. Rushed to … Continue reading

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Hamburg

While Bill was busy working, I went exploring Hamburg but instead of doing the usual tourist haunts, went to the biggest cemetery in the world! Ohlsdorf was started in 1877 and covers nearly 1,000 acres and it’s so big it … Continue reading

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Travemünde, Germany

Travemünde is on the Baltic coast just 20 minutes by train from Lubeck.  But we decided to take a scenic boat trip so it took 1.5 hours. It wasn’t very scenic apart from when we came into the harbour. It’s … Continue reading

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Lübeck, Germany

We travelled by train to Lübeck, just a short one hour trip.  The hotel was in the old town across the river from the train station.  The weather was beautiful and warm (unlike California when we left!). Lübeck was pretty … Continue reading

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Start of European tour – Hamburg

Bill had a business trip to Hamburg and Graz so I decided to tag along!  We flew with United via London to Hamburg.  Because Hamburg was having it’s annual ‘Harbour Birthday’, the place was fully booked and we were lucky … Continue reading

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