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Monthly Archive for February, 2014

Adventure #2 on the Swiss Trains

(or “How I learned how expensive it is to travel by train and taxi in Switzerland”)
A terrible thing happened to me: my computer CRASHED. This was a serious crash. I couldn’t even get it to open or start up. The problem, which the computer had been warning me about, was that my start-up disk was [...]

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Adventures on the Swiss Trains

Switzerland is famous for a well-developed, timely train system. I’ve learned a lot about Swiss trains in the last week or so……let me share some of my adventures with you.
First of all, it is a very quick trip between Paris and Geneva on the TGV — the high speed train. It takes three hours, station [...]

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I am particularly fond of ‘baci’ — the hazelnut chocolate kisses made by Perugina. The best part is the fortune that comes with every ‘kiss’!  I admit that some of the fortunes can be compared to those found in Chinese fortune cookies, but sometimes I come across one that truly speaks to me. I try [...]

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An Unexpected Visit to Verona

Last week I had an unexpected opportunity to visit Verona. Verona is a medium-sized city in the north of Italy, east of Milan and west of Venice. Probably what has made Verona most famous is the story of Romeo and Juliette. ‘Giulietta’ is her Italian name….
Like many Italian cities of its size, Verona is a [...]

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