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Summer 2017: By the Numbers

Here’s the 2017 Summer trip by the numbers: 54 days, thirteen cities, thirteen airports, two ferries, three islands, one new mountain range, five new countries, two train rides, and two times across the Atlantic. 16,765 miles (26,980 km) flown. 791 … Continue reading

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Rail Travel in Europe

I get a kick out of train rides. We’re really missing out in the U.S., I can tell you. Some of us have ridden the Amtrak trains – I have on four occasions for somewhat lengthy trips and once more … Continue reading

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Das ist Berlin

Berlin is the familiar, now, and no matter when it makes itself a place in my summer holiday, it is a welcome thing. For me, the beaches of Naxos and Corfu have their appeal, but I would leave them in … Continue reading

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What to Expect from Coffee in Europe

First, I’ll put this up top this time: check out the summer’s collection of posts on the main 2017 travel page. — At the Athens airport, I had a long layover. Seven hours, actually. The duration of this stopover wasn’t … Continue reading

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A Brief Political History of Georgia (the Republic of)

Georgia is a land between political cultures. I’m not really sure if it’s a part of Asia or Europe, and I suppose the arbitrariness of such distinctions shows itself in the answer of the hour. If you ask Russia, its … Continue reading

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