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Eurostar I

It’s raining, it’s damp and cold and it’s 6AM. What am I doing getting all “dolled up” and jolting with enthusiasm out the door of my London digs? I’m going to Paris for the day via the Eurostar...
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Hot Air Ballooning in Turkey

It's 5am and eight of us have gathered, with some trepidation, in the lobby of the Perissia Hotel in Urgup, Turkey.  The darkness doesn't ease our anxiety as we wait for the small bus that will take us to a...
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Swiss Spa redux

Swiss Spas where Bad means good – Medicus Curat, Natura Sonat… the physician cures but nature heals….Hippocrates. When I started writing about spas in the mid 80s there were major differences between...