Daily Archives: June 28, 2011


Innsbruck is a small city in the mountains, built around the Inn river, which flows swiftly through the town. Although it’s beautiful, you wouldn’t want to fall in, or you would probably get swept away pretty quickly and drown… Innsbruck … Continue reading

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is there such a thing as Central Europe? Once you leave France something definitely changes, but is that only because France has a unique sense of its own identity? Or is there a continuity among the lands to the East? … Continue reading

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four countries in a day

I took the train from Paris Gare de l’Est to Zuerich and thence along the sleepy shores of the lake into a verdant Alpine valley, through the angles of which became visible an occasional rocky peak streaked with snow. I … Continue reading

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One Nation under La Grande Arche

We went to another free concert, Sunday sunset by La Grande Arche de la Défense. People were sitting on the grass and the steps laughing and chatting and drinking beer. The support act was Keziah Jones, a Nigerian guy with … Continue reading

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