Archive - 2011

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Photo of the Day – Sacre Coeur at Night
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Photo of the Day – Shakespeare and Company
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Paris, France – The City of Lights
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Photo of the Day – The Streets of Brussels
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Photo of the Day – Brussels Transportation
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Photo of the Day – The Atomium of Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium – The Grand Place and Beyond!

Photo of the Day – Sacre Coeur at Night

One of the most visible and beautiful landmarks in Paris, Sacre Coeur Basilica towers over the city from it’s perch on Monmartre Hill.  During the day you can climb the 402 stairs to take in all the majesty the building offers – perhaps taking a stop on the lawn on […]

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Photo of the Day – Shakespeare and Company

Be Not Inhospitable To Strangers Lest They Be Angels In Disguise Just across the Seine, in the shadow of of Notre Dame, on 37 rue de la Bucherie sits a booklovers dream – the famous Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. Named in 1964 as a tribute to Sylvia Beach’s famous 1920’s […]

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Paris, France – The City of Lights

You can feel the excitement in the words from our travel journal! We had made it to Paris, the spectacular City of Lights. The first few days had a bumpy start – from getting pickpocketed (TWICE!) to learning our way around Metro systems and trying out awkward French phrases we’d […]

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Photo of the Day – The Streets of Brussels

It was the typical rainy day in Brussels, but the streets and alleys were always bustling with activity.  It was not uncommon to walk down any random alley to find quaint shops and cafes ready to charm you.  Walking down the cobblestone streets, you seem to take a step back […]

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Photo of the Day – Brussels Transportation

Ok, I could get use to this ride!  During our travels one thing we noticed was the difference in transportation alternatives.  Most locals got around on foot, bike, moped, sub compact (Smart Cars), and of course the BMW C1.  The first thing we noticed was of course the moped’s sunroof!  […]

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Photo of the Day – The Atomium of Brussels

As our bus started down the road leading to this magnificent monument the cameras started to click.  The Atomium is certainly a site!  It was originally built for the Brussels World Fair in 1958, and while intended to be a temporary structure it remains today as one of the major […]

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Brussels, Belgium – The Grand Place and Beyond!

FROM OUR TRAVEL JOURNAL: Before this week, if asked could I accurately put my finger on the map in the exact place where Brussels, Belgium was – I’m sure I would have failed miserably. My geography needed LOTS of work! After visiting Brussels, we have a new appreciation for a […]

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