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Letter About CDG Experience

France, Travel

Hi Friends, My departure from Paris ended on as good and hectic a note as it started. There’s something about the process of flying these days that brings about a certain madness/panic/adrenaline rush. It’s the combination of uncertainty, making it…

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Letter from Madrid: … like Christopher Columbus

Europe, Travel

Christopher Columbus—Italian or Spanish? Founder of the New World or fraud? I’m sure if I wikipediaed Chris C, I could find a wealth of information about the first question, and the fact is that I care little about the second….

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Letter from London: Friends, Food, Fun

Europe, Travel

Dear Friends, If I ever tell you that I’m booking a trip on a Eurolines coach, because it’s cheap and they’re having a deal that “just can’t be beat,” remind me of my ten hour bus ride from Paris to…

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Letter from Amsterdam: Another Conversation with God

Europe, Travel

Dear Friends, Neale Donald Walsch transcripted his lengthy conversations with God into a successful, revelatory book that speaks to millions. I loved his book, not only for the topics covered, but because I have my very own conversations with God all…

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Letter from Amsterdam: Day Tripper

Europe, Travel

Hi Friends, Tuesday: All the leaves are green, and the sky is gray. Something’s wrong, right? The sky has been gray from yesterday until today (not trying to rhyme intentionally). It has poured buckets, thus I spent most of my…

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Letter from Amsterdam: Hallo!

Europe, Travel

Hallo Friends, The Eurolines bus from Paris to Amsterdam leaves every ninety minutes, and it’s possible to get a round-trip ticket for less than a blazer at Zara. It’s true, for less than seventy euros one can exit the land…

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Letter from Marseille, the Marvelous

France, Travel

Dear Friends, The number 50 bus leaves from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille every ten minutes, and arrives at St. Charles terminal twenty-five minutes after one has boarded. For only five euros, one can ride in comfort from Aix-en-Provence to the second largest city…

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Letter from Aix-en-Provence: Bonjour!

France, Travel

Thursday, August 25 Dear Friends, The TGV train from Paris to Marseille scheduled to leave Gare du Lyon train station at 9:15am, left on the dot and it was exciting to be aboard in second class, seat 78.  * On…

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Letter from Paris: Life Goulash

France, Travel

Dear Friends, This post, similar to goulash, is going to have many different things thrown in, so if you need a minute to get a cup of coffee or tea or rum punch, please go ahead. 1) I live at…

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Letter from Paris: Smorgasbord of Life

France, Travel

Dear Friends, It’s been exactly two weeks since I landed on the European continent. Fourteen days, I’ve come to learn, is like fourteen minutes when in the company of great people, tremendous feasts, and nothing but time to discover the meaning of…