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Versailles A day at Versailles
Back to Paris After four weeks in Verona it was back to Paris for a few days before heading homeward again.
Venice1 The view through Merryn's lens
Venice 3 glorious days in spectacular Venice
Venice unpublished 3 days in Venice. What a beautiful city.
Dinner in the Olive Grove What a lovely spot to eat our dinner
Giardino Giusti This lush sculpted garden is named after the noble family that has looked after it and the mansion since opening the garden to visitors in 1591, and it’s lost none of its charm over the centuries: the vegetation is an Italianate mix of th
In search of figs Merryn takes me on a quest in the orchard in search of ripe figs. I'm happy to just sit back and wait for Sirio (Pappa) to appear vat the doorstep with more red and white wine and fresh tomatos.
Day Trip to Vicenza We rode the bicycles to the station and took the train to Vicenza. Vicenza is a thriving and cosmopolitan city, with a rich history and culture, and many museums, art galleries, piazzas, villas, churches and elegant Renaissance palazzi. Wit
Out and about Several days photos here
On the Romeo and Juliet trail Merryn devises our own Romeo and Juliet tour. We visit Juliet's courtyard, house and balcony, Juliet's tomb, and Romeo's home.
test just testing the reorder function
A Night at the Opera Our night out at the Opera and of course it is Romeo and Juliet staged at the Arena
First days in Verona Part 2 More wanderings in Verona. Merryn's niece Rachel came to stay the night so we got out on the bikes the next day.
Graffiti in the tunnel at Juliet's house Graffiti in the tunnel at Juliet's house
Lazise, Lake Garda Lazise is a small picturesque town about 20 km northwest of Verona. It is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Garda.
Castelvecchio Castelvecchio (Italian: "Old Castle") is a castle in Verona, northern Italy. It is the most important military construction of the Scaliger dynasty that ruled the city in the Middle Ages. The castle is powerful and compact in its size wi
First days in Verona First outings on the pushbikes in Verona to the old centro.
13 hours in Paris 15th July 2012 We arrived at 6:30am after 30 hours travel and had 13 hours before we could get on the sleeper train to Verona. At 2pm a wet park bench behind Notre Dame was a poor substitute for a bed.
Ile de Re Our first visit. About 30 km round trip on the bikes. Magnifique!
Marais Poitevin Marais Poitevin is a department in the Green Venice.
Luisa and Rory's visit Lu and Rory came for a night and a day. Had an authentic French dinner with a couple of bottles of Bordeaux, and out on the bikes the next day.
Aytre Beach and the tide is out We wondered if the water had receded before an incoming tsunami
Fontenay-le-comte and Chateau de Neuve Terre A delightful outing in the car to a nearby village and chateau
Out on the bikes again in La Rochelle A bike ride to Port Des Minimes and Vieux Port, then sore bums.
La Rochelle Early Days First few days in La Rochelle. Visits to the old port and Chatelaillon
KL Outward Bound KL, our first day of our trip
Going Home On our way back home.
Chartwell Chartwell, located two miles south of Westerham, Kent, England, was the home of Sir Winston Churchill. Churchill and his wife Clementine bought the property in 1922 and retained it until his death in 1965.
London A very busy day in London
Portmeirion Portmeirion is an Italianate resort village in Gwynedd, on the coast of Snowdonia in Wales. Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion's designer, wanted to pay tribute to the atmosphere of the Mediterranean.
Aberdovey, North Wales A couple of days spent with Dick and Lowri at Aberdovey in North Wales.
Lustleigh Charming little village. Delightful walk. A very friendly cat (Rani please take notice!) accompanied us for about half the walk, then left the sheep to take over
Knightshayes Court Fantastic National Trust property with beautiful gardens.
Walks with Elise Merryn's niece came down from London for Easter. We all had a great time.
Berry Head Devon Coast. Easter with Elise.
Berry Pomeroy Most haunted castle
Stonehenge Couldn't find Tess
Cotehele Beautiful national trust property with gardens that blew us away
Exeter Crumbling walls started by the Romans, swans, sunshine...
Cathedral Church of St Peter, Exeter Just lying around for ages.
Port Isaac Narrowest road we have encountered yet. Home of Doc Martin.
Tintagel Castle Birthplace of the legendary King Arthur?
Launceston and Tavistock Day trip to Launceston and Tavistock
Castle Drogo Read blog, "An Englishman's Castle Is His Home".
Dartmouth Fabulous day on the Devon Coast
Touring Around Devon Some photos from touring around Devon
For Daffodil Lovers Only The walk at Steps Bridge, famous for its wild daffodils at Spring time.
Little Acorn and Dunsford Some photos of our Home Exchange house and in and around the village of Dunsford in Devon.
A Day At Obertauern Our hosts, the Krings family invited us to spend a day at their hotel and restaurant at Obertauern.
Tobogganing Down the Mountain A terrifying minicab ride up the mountain, noisy dinner for eight, then 4km sled ride all the way back down.
Merryn's Walk In The Enchanted Forest An hour spent in an entrancing white world.
Skiing at Zauchensee Some photos of our skiing at Zauchensee
At Home In Altenmarkt Some photos of our appartment and the town
Maastricht So many 13th century buildings that a magnificent cathedral has been converted to a multilevel bookstore and restaurant .. incredible! Remnants of carnivale still all around.
Carnivale Parade in Tilburg and Den Bosch Great fun to be in the midst of a joyful crowd. Lots of colour, noise, and general excitement.
A Day in Brugge We had a wonderful night and day in Brugge. Once again went crazy with the cameras.
The Louvre The Louvre is simply awesome. We could spend two weeks here and never stop marvelling at this magnificent building and the incredible collection.
Notre Dame Blown away by the Notre Dame. Two mad cameras!
A Walk in Paris Everywhere we looked was beauty in architecture. Louis 14th certainly left his mark. The totality of Paris architecture is breathtaking.
Montmartre Cemetary Several hundred years old. Only the French could build a road over the top of it.
Paris .. Montmartre We stayed two nights at Des Artes Hotel in Montmartre. What a  fantastic neighborhood.
The Cars That Ate Paris The traffic was crazy, especially in the intersections and roundabouts, but Paris parking is something else!!
Quick Visit to Rotterdam We loved Rotterdam but most memorable was the getting there and home again.
A Visit to the Art Museums in Amsterdam We visited the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum. No photos in the museums but some photos around Amsterdam.
Merryn's Walk around Wallwijk A collection of loved memories of Waalwijk.
Waspik, A viilage a few kms from Waalwijk
Goch, Germany Goch is a pretty little town in Western Germany just over the border from the Netherlands. It should have been a short drive but we got lost in the Motorway ringroad around Den Bosch on the way home.
Oud Heusden
Amsterdam First day trip to Amsterdam.
Stained Glass Windows .. Various Cathedrals and Churches
Chilling in Waalwijk Had an enchanting day today. Slept in, looked out the window onto a white world which I find is just so magical. Added more photos from around Waalwijk
Den Bosch Our first drive in the car. Crazy bastards are on the wrong side of the road (think we've got them trained now though.) A glimpse at Den Bosch.
Seoul to Waalwijk Some pics from 1st Feb to 2nd Feb. Our journey from Seoul and our first day in Waalwijk. Look very closely for the tiny snow flurries at Schipol Airport that got Merryn so excited!
2009-01-31 Seoul First day of our trip, A day in Seoul.

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