20th – 21st Nov 2011 – London 2 & 3

Forever Young Finale... Well here we are again, at the end of another wonderful adventure. This trip has fulfilled every expectation, it's been enlightening, entertaining and educational to tour in unison with another organization and I think I can certainly say that the two crews have worked very well together. We have made many new [...]

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19th Nov 2011 – London 1

Odeon not Apollo... It will always be the Hammersmith Odeon to me and as the name suggests the Odeon was once a cinema. Opened in 1932 as the Gaumont Palace cinema, it was designed by Robert Cromie in Art Deco style. In the mid 1970's which was when I first visited this prestigious venue, all [...]

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16th Nov 2011 – Zurich

Modern Times ... We have a winner. As I said to Mike, John and Ian whilst basking in the cold Autumn sunshine lying in one of the three outdoor whirlpools, "when we next come to Zurich, if we aren't in this hotel I shall be extremely depressed".  A fitting location then for our last overnight [...]

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15th Nov 2011 – Geneva

Soldier's Joy... I have decided that if you're going to have Bircher Muesli in Europe, make sure it's in Switzerland. It's not rocket science, they did after all invent the stuff, but they really know how to make it and this morning in Geneva, a serious bowl of Bircher was delivered amongst other delights on [...]

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14th Nov 2011 – Milan

Abhorrent Bouquet... Day Off - Despite the stark contrast in hotel rooms between Milan and Florence, my lack of sleep on the bus last night meant I felt compelled to stay indoors ALL day in my rather smelly broom cupboard at the Park Hyatt. The smell was reminiscent of those non-smoke incense sticks a lot [...]

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12th Nov 2011 – Rome

Coffee of the gods... Florence seems like an awful long time ago after one of the longest days of the tour. We finally checked out of the sumptuous Four Seasons at 2pm and took local transport to the central station to board the Trenitalia to Roma. We had about 20 minutes to spare so we [...]

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11th Nov 2011 – Florence

11-11-11...Renaissance relish...   Day Off - When the sun is shining as much as it has been this past few days, the moment when you wake up, draw the curtains and open the window to discover where exactly you are is usually the first pleasurable experience of the day. In Italy as with many countries [...]

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9th Nov 2011 – Padova

odore di basket E 'fantastico essere di nuovo in Italia .. Land of passion, pizza, pasta, perfection (in some areas)pother and puzzlement. We arrive in this beautiful country in the midst of a financial and political crisis and a threatened fuel strike although thankfully, that hasn't materialized. I woke to a beautiful Autumn morning with [...]

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8th Nov 2011 – Innsbruck

The hills are alive....   Only a few days ago we were bemoaning the onset of Wintertime as it seemed that the gloom had descended and the sun disappeared. Last night's drive Southwards meant warmer weather as we headed towards high pressure and milder conditions being enjoyed by most of Southern Europe at the moment. [...]

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8th Nov 2011 – Innsbruck

The hills are alive.... Only a few days ago we were bemoaning the onset of Wintertime as it seemed that the gloom had descended and the sun disappeared. Last night's drive Southwards meant warmer weather as we headed towards high pressure and milder conditions being enjoyed by most of Southern Europe at the moment. Our [...]

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