Monthly Archives: July 2015

Translation lost in Oslo

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The cruise overnight passed quietly. I’d planned to do some writing but the WiFi access was, for all practical purposes, non-existent. Sadly this particular issue would periodically recur. So after dinner, I wandered around the ship and met Kerry and Yvonne …

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A melancholy visit to Helsingor

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At the end of yesterday’s entry, I asked you, dear reader, to think about why I might visit Helsingør which is about 40 minutes by train from Copenhagen. My question for you is whether you’ve made the connection. If you …

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A Ginger (Jinja) day in Copenhagen

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My arrival at our tour bus in Copenhagen (correctly pronounced “Ceu-bn-houn” where the first vowel is close to the French ‘peu’ and in American English fall somewhere between the sounds in ‘look’ and ‘lick’) was not as dramatic as my …

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Last day in Scotland – a turn in the weather

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When I reached the hotel Thursday night, I was uncertain whether I’d return to St. Andrews for Friday’s play. Because of the notorious unpredictability of the weather, I’d purchased tickets for the first two days hoping one of them would be …

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My day at The Open Championship

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Do you think I’m going to make life easy for those of you who have been waiting to read about my experience at The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews (R & A) and day one of The …

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Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle

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If you paid very close attention to yesterday’s post, you might have noticed that it was rather late in the day, on my second trip back to the hotel, that I finally booked the a Highlands tour. The late hour …

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Travel day 2015 and arrival in Scotland

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Unlike the last time I launched an international trip from Dulles Airport, I didn’t take my pre-flight meal at Vino Volo. You see, my departure gate and that establishment reside at opposite ends of Terminal C and I willing used …

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