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St Moritz and Lake Lugano

As we travel to the scenic sites, we will leave Switzerland And enter Liechtenstein and Italy. We will cross the Swiss and Italian border three different times. Our first night is spent in St Moritz. This trendy ski resort is quiet this

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Zurich, Switzerland

We traveled from Paris to Zürich, Switzerland on a high-speed train at 305 km/h. That converts to 190 mph. It took us four hours to make the trip across France and into Switzerland. In all likelihood, we traveled faster by

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Pick-pockets and Hustlers

We had some excitement here with street hustlers and pickpockets. While riding on a crowded metro car, Sue noticed a young woman moved her hand while it was hidden behind the purse covering the front of her body. Sue shifted

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Paris photos

We have just spent five pleasant days in Paris. Three were in the company of Sue’s cousin, Jinny and her husband, Ian who came across the channel from Great Britain. While we went to a museum on impressionism, our time

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Paris at last

We started our day with a visit to the Louvre. The building is unequaled with its world famous examples of art and sculpture. We took photos of many of the paintings and statues that we see in art books. The

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Driving into Paris

Generally driving in France was a pleasant experience. Contrary to our fears, other drivers tend to give-way and assist merging and turning traffic. On narrow roads, these are survival behaviors.   However, at the end of our week of renting

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Giverny and Vernon

On our way to Paris, we stopped here to visit the home and gardens once owned by Claude Monet. The 150 year old place looked to us like the very same scenes depicted in his impessionistic paintings. The flowers were

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The open air markets

One of the most pleasant experiences for us was to visit the open air markets. On Saturday the markets were vast and contain everything from socks and clothing to meat, vegetables, cheese and all other necessities of life.

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Rouen

We spent two days at the town of Rouen, a rather large center for commerce with a university. The town is 150 km West of Paris and nearer the coast. From here we visited several smaller communities along the coast

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The Cathedral at Chartres

In this village is a magnificent church from the middle ages. For 900 years this church has been here. Inside is a maze (there is also one in Boise at the Unitarian church) where it is thought that a person

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