The Places You Will Go.

And Z is for Zurich. We caught the train from Milan to Zurich; a 3 hour 45 minute trip which is simply spectacular. In Switzerland I wore out my WOW! Around every corner the breathtakingly beautiful scenery left me speechless; except for my WOW! The Milano, Lugano, Bellinona- Zurich rail route is one of the […]

The Places You Will Go.

York: Why York We stood outside York Minster. “I don’t think I want to go in; I’ve seen enough churches full of dead people,” I said. “Well, we are here. I think you should come in,” said hubby. So I did and I am pleased so say I am glad I did so. Not for […]

Unter-den-Linden.

Unter-den-Linden is the main east-west thoroughfare through the city of Berlin. The name comes from the rows of trees which line the 1.5 kilometers long and sixty metres wide boulevard which is planted with four rows of Linden trees; about one thousand in total. In the mid 1600s The Prussian Duke Frederick William, ordered the […]

The Places You Will Go.

Salzburg: The Sounds of Music. Salzburg is famous for three things; the birthplace of Mozart, the filming of The Sound of Music and the salt in the mountains closeby which give the city its name; Salz salt burg mountain. Salzburg has a very long history dating back to the 5th Century BC when the Celts […]

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O is for The Obersalzberg. (Literally above salt mountain) It is just a breathtakingly beautiful 30 minute bus ride from Salzburg in Austria to the picturesque villiage of Berchtesgaden, a German town in the Bavarian Alps just over the Austrian border. The perfect beauty of this area has a dark history as it was Hitler’s […]

The Places You Will Go.

Kirkman’s Kamp Kirkman’s Kamp had a special spot in my heart for years before I was able to visit and experience the Kirkman’s Kamp magic for myself. Our daughter and son-in law chauffeured us from Johannesburg to Kirkman’s; it was the location of their meeting, and now several years later another daughter was working here […]

The Places You Will Go

Inside Invalides We arrived in Paris on the Eurostar, travelling from Kings Cross /St Pancras station in London and terminating at the Gare du Nord just as night fell. Driving through the twinkling city to our accommodation I was like an excited child who had seen their first Christmas tree. The following day our first […]

The Places You Will Go.

Henry’s Hampton Court. Much of the drama of King Henry VIII and his six wives is played out at Hampton Court. Approximately a 40 minute train ride from London, Hampton Court receives more than 450,000 visitors each year. It is rumored to be haunted and the ghosts of Jane Seymour and Catherine Howard are two […]