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June 23, 2013

England and France: Dover Ferry


Leaving Dover

Leaving Dover

It has been said that the White Cliffs of Dover are “a clear symbol of Britain in the way the Statue of Liberty defines America for many”.  Yet to a foreigner who hasn’t visited, the (more…)

February 11, 2013

England to France: The Chunnel


"Relax, we'll drive":  Driving on a train

“Relax, we’ll drive”: Driving on a train

It was time for a return crossing of the English Channel.  In a few days we’d drop our leased Renault Kangoo at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport.  On the way to Britain we’d (more…)

July 29, 2012

Turkey: The Journey Is Not the Destination


Nightfall near Fethiye

From the outset our travel arrangements to reach Turkey’s Mediterranean coast were complex.  According to our initial itinerary, it would take four flights, a long shuttle, and (more…)

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