Category Archives: Travel

Strasbourg Notre Dame Cathedral Begins Our Alsatian Adventures

Any major western European city worth its salt is going to have a beautiful massive cathedral at the heart of its historic center.  And if that city is in a historically Catholic country, odds are the church will be named … Continue reading

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Settling into Our First Evening in Strasbourg France

It was quite the journey just getting to Strasbourg, France from Charleston, South Carolina.  First there were the flights from Charleston to Atlanta, and Atlanta to Paris Charles de Gaulle.  Then there was the taxi ride through the worst rain … Continue reading

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Overview of Three Weeks in Rome and Venice Italy

After our month-long trip in July of 2016, we decided that we wanted to do another long trip like that.  This time, for the last three weeks of October, we visited Italy – one week staying at a Hilton Garden … Continue reading

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Flying from Charleston to Paris through Atlanta

Normally I don’t take much time to consider how I get from one place to another – I just look forward to getting there, and starting my vacation!  But of course the how of traveling is something many travelers put … Continue reading

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Our Daytrip to Colmar, France on Fête Nationale 2017

During most of our week in Strasbourg, Therese was in workshops with her company and its client, while I was free to roam about and explore.  Toward the end of the week, though, her workshop finished and we had the … Continue reading

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Strasbourg’s Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame is Extraordinary

Yes indeed, the Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame in Strasbourg is extraordinary.  Normally, I wouldn’t give it all away in the title.  In the course on blog writing that I took at NYU years ago that led me to start this blog, … Continue reading

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Hanging Out in Gare de l’Est Train Station in Paris

Normally, I would not want to hang out in a train station for long.  And truth be told, we wouldn’t have stayed in Gare de l’Est for even an hour if things had gone our way (more on that later). … Continue reading

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