Goodbye London

September 14, 2014 – Today was the last day of the trip.  We started off with a walk through St James’s Park, admiring the flowers and wild life (mostly ducks and geese) along the way.  We wandered past the Canadian War Memorial, and found ourselves at Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace is actually quite pleasant if you get…

Chunnel – Paris to London

September 13, 2014 – Today was our last day on the continent, since we had tickets for the Chunnel in the afternoon.  We ate breakfast at the apartment, packed up, checked out, and eventually found the spot at the train station to leave our luggage (hint: it’s called “left luggage”; they also will make change…

Versailles and Paris

September 12, 2014 – We conveniently had food in the apartment, and had a nice breakfast of cold cuts, bread, yogurt, juice and fruit before heading out to the train station. We left around 9am, and the train was fairly packed.  The walk from the station to Versailles was pleasant, and afforded us a great…

Paris Museums

September 11, 2014 – Today was one of our two full days in Paris.  Tomorrow was bookmarked for Versailles (at least in the morning), so we wanted to try to see as many museums and monuments today as possible.  Let’s see how we did. The day started off with a subway ride and then a…

Welcome to Paris. Let’s go to the Louvre!

September 10, 2014 – After breakfast at the hotel we were on our way to the Strasbourg SNCF Station for our first TGV train of the trip.  At this point we learned that (a) our seats were facing backwards and (b) we didn’t have our own window.  To add insult to this, the people with…

Murren to Strasbourg

September 9, 2014 – Today was our final morning in Switzerland.  We loved the mountains, food, and how walkable and uncrowded our town was.  After breakfast we headed into town to the grocery store for some sandwich supplies (bread, cheese, meat), juice and chocolate for a picnic lunch later in the day.  Then we grabbed…

Mountain View Trail in Murren

September 8, 2014 – Our last day in Murren started with our usual breakfast.  Louisa will miss the pretzel rolls and cheese, and we will both miss the dark-but-not-acidic coffee.  Fortunately the weather cooperated, as it did all trip, and we had a lovely mostly sunny final day in the mountains. We headed back up…