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Bucharest’s Historic Casa Capsa

Sitting, working away on my balcony – I started to feel a little peckish so decided to get dressed and go out for dinner… literally across the road – to the historic Casa Capsa… Whereas most places in Europe have designated hours for dinner, here in Bucharest many restaurants open from… Read more

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A Cocktail of Cultures and Language

I am writing this while sitting at a Chinese/Thai restaurant near home here in Lido di Ostia. When I awoke this morning after my huuuuuuge day yesterday exploring Rome, I was ravenously hungry and decided, rather than face the massssses of people at the various markets (that are delightfully all… Read more

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First Class Overnight Train from Vienna to Roma

Ostia, here I come! My wonderful limousine company picked me up from the lovely hotel in which I stayed while in Vienna and deposited me at Wien Hauptbahnhof, more commonly known as Wien HBF – the main train station in Vienna. …and btw, those of us old enough to know what… Read more

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Agatha Christie and Dartmoor Ponies

What do Agatha Christie and Dartmoor Ponies have in common? Well, normally I would imagine the mystery writer and Dartmoor ponies would have very little in common, but yesterday they both featured in a family reunion of sorts… As you may have read, I have been tracing my ancestry and some… Read more

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La Bella Vista Restaurant in St Leonard’s On Sea, East Sussex

La Bella Vista Restaurant overlooking the English Channel in St Leonards On Sea has become my home/office away from home.  I will add information and commentary later – wanted to at least upload the photos now…                    Read more

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Cullins Yard Bar and Restaurant in Dover, UK

If ever you are in Dover, do yourself a favour and go to the Cullins Yard Bar and Restaurant.  I am yet to add the additional information to this post – but wanted to at least get the photos up…                       Read more

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