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Month: February 2017

Faces of Prague

Faces of Prague

I’m reeling. We’ve seen so much these past few days. Of course, as it is Her Ladyship’s first ever visit to Prague and it is over 30 years since Himself has been here, we’ve had to visit a fair few of the obligatory sights. I knew we wouldn’t escape a visit to Prague castle, the largest ancient castle in the world. Her Ladyship, however, was almost more excited about the Cubist house we stumbled across on our way up to…

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The Golden City

The Golden City

Great. It looks like we are off on another Oldies Outing! I wonder where we are going this time… I had a long snooze in the car and only woke up when we arrived in this city. I was a little disorientated and for a while thought we were back in Lisbon again. Well, you can’t blame me when you see the paving stones on the footpaths. They are just as uneven as the ones in Lisbon and His Lordship…

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Storks 2

Storks 2

– ‘I hope you don’t mind me saying so, but Julia is a strange name for a male stork.’ – ‘What! Don’t be ridiculous. That’s not my name! That’s the name of the baby I supposedly brought to this family. Don’t you know anything? My name is Sepp. And what sort of a bird are you anyway? I thought that all the wooden birds around here were storks.’ – ‘God, sorry Sepp! I’m Seamus and I’m a seagull. From Ireland….

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The White City

The White City

Lisbon, the so-called ‘white city’, sure is colourful! I love the fact that it is built on hills and has plenty of Miradouros (viewing points), so I was able to get a good bird’s eye view of the city. Her Ladyship’s creaky knees were put through their paces on those steep hills. She cheated a bit at one point though when she insisted we take the Santa Justa Elevator rather than climb the hill up to the ruins of the…

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