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Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020.

20.12.2019 Palma de Mallorca. On the Road Again. After six bleak days in Germany, I got a car to Sch├Ânefeld Airport with Roland and we had Bloody Mary’s in the lounge. I got a worldwide lounge pass recently, courtesy of one of H’s credit-card accounts, which is a great thing as you can take cheap-as-chips flights with Business-Class pampering …

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A Few More Places in Europe.

23.11.2019 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. This is going to get repetitive as it involves a number of circuits of the western Mediterranean in the good ship AIDAsol. I flew into Palma from Berlin and was met by H at the airport. Boarded the ship and we were off. A day at sea and then …

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A Few Places in Europe.

03.-06.11.2019 Brussels, Belgium. We flew to Brussels to deal with some stuff related to a former business of ours. While we were there I got in touch with Cousin Mike who lives near Antwerp. I’ve not seen Mike for many years when he was by chance flying a plane I was on between New York …

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Florida Sunshine.

We are topping up some skin damage in Florida during the month of October. 01.10.2019 I flew to Miami via Vienna and drove for hours across the Everglades to our accommodation in Palmetto on the Gulf Coast. The next day I collected H and Roland from Tampa Airport. All a bit awkward but it saved …

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Ninetieth in The Lake District.

Dad’s 90th Birthday and family reunion 19th-27th September 2019, Newlands Valley, near Keswick, Cumbria. 19.09.2019 Flew from Berlin to Manchester and rented a car. Drove to the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, checked in and carried on to mum and dad’s. Duncan and Lesley had arrived a week earlier from Australia to sort stuff out. We all went …

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Baltic Germany

09.09.2019 Berlin to Hamburg to Rostock, I drove to Hamburg airport to collect H who had just flown in from Norway. The weather was nasty with heavy rain the whole way. Drove on to Rostock arriving in the early hours. Rostock is a frequent place for us to visit as H’s head office is in …

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Viking Fjords II

This trip is essentially a repeat of last month’s Norway fjords cruise. 07.08.2019 Hamburg-Altona; We took a taxi and train from Berlin to Hamburg then had dinner sailing down the Elbe. 09.08.2019 Bergen; A warm sunny day. We walked to the Fisketorget and had some fish and beer for lunch. 10.08.2019 Hellesylt/Geiranger; H booked us …

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Viking Fjords

08.07.2019 Hamburg Altona. After 10 days putting a new roof on the carport I was ready for a rest. Collected Roland from Neuk├Âlln and we got an early train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Altona. We were met by H at the station and a short taxi ride to the ship. We had a nice …

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Arctic Exploration

2019.06.11 Hamburg, Germany An early train to Hamburg-Altona to join the AIDAsol. Cruised down the Elbe and then two days northwards through the North Sea. This trip will take us on a 17-day cruise to the Orkney Islands, Iceland, Spitsbergen, North Cape and down the fjords of Norway to Bergen and then back to Hamburg. …

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Some Other Trips Around Europe

2019.04.29-30 Prague, Czech Republic A quick visit for some cheap medical stuff and a stroll over the Charles Bridge. 2019.05.11-12 London, UK Had a bit of tourism in London from our usual base at the Tower Hotel. We Ubered to Leadenhall Market and then the nearby Duck & Waffle 40-odd floors up in the Heron Tower. …

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Tuscany

21.04.2019 Berlin to Lari, Tuscany, Italy 22.04.2019 Lari, La Fattoria di Lari, Tuscany 23.04.2019 Lari 24.04.2019 Lari 25.04.2019 Lari 26.04.2019 Pisa to Berlin

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Cherry Blossom in Japan

09.04.2019 Hong Kong 10.04.2019 Kobe 11.04.2019 Osaka 12.04.2019 Kyoto 13.04.2019 Kyoto 14.04.2019 Fujikawa 15.04.2019 Tokyo 16.04.2019 Tokyo 17.04.2019 Hong Kong 18.04.2019 Hong Kong to Berlin