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Midday in Paris

Woody Allen’s 2011 romantic comedy Midnight in Paris is a flick worth watching. In it, a young screenwriter (Owen Wilson) is vacationing in Paris with his fiancee, but finds himself touring the city alone at midnight. Magically, he is transported … Continue reading

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William Built It

Caen, nestled near the coast in northern France, was definitely put on the map by William of Normandy — better known as William the Conqueror — who built Caen Castle here in 1060. I visited William’s stronghold for the first … Continue reading

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The Lion and the Swan

Nestled in the heart of Switzerland amid the Swiss Alps, the city of Lucerne is famous for its breathtaking lake. Humans have been controlling the water level of the lake for more than 150 years using an ingenious Needle Dam … Continue reading

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Fountains on the Rhine

When my “Castles on the Rhine” cruise ended this morning in Basel, Switzerland, little did I know that I was entering a town that could be dubbed “Fountains on the Rhine.” Basel is home to more than 300 fountains. Apparently, … Continue reading

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The Wine Road

The wine route runs about 106 miles through Alsace passing rolling vineyards and 100 picture-perfect villages. Vineyard along the Alsace route. We were fortunate to visit two of them on this trip: Kayserberg and Riquewihr. Kayserberg This medieval village is … Continue reading

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Bienvenue a France

Our journey on the Rhine finds us in Strasbourg, a lovely city with a rich past dating back to 12 BC. Along this part of the river, the Rhine separates Germany and France and Strasbourg finds itself on the French … Continue reading

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Blog from A(broad)

Mark Twain tramped through these parts to overcome writer’s block, recording his travel experiences in A Tramp Abroad. Surely then, this picturesque area is worth a blog from a(broad). Pun intended — as I am sure Twain would appreciate. The … Continue reading

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