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Euroadventure 2016! Day 10

< previous I hadn’t brought my bike on the trip, it just seemed like too much to deal with, and, although I’d seen some cyclo-tourists and there had in fact been a big event ride going on while we were … Continue reading

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Euroadventure 2016! Day 9

< previous Of course it was sunny for our last night in Iceland, so it was bright out but I managed to fall asleep. I woke before it was time to get up, and unlike most times, it took a … Continue reading

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Garden of St. John’s Lodge

If I could get over myself about using “Secret Garden” or “Hidden Gem” this post would be done already, but I keep thinking there’s some way around that. Anyway, just wandering around the Regent’s Park without much expectations, a little … Continue reading

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Montalvo Arts Center

Apparently Saratoga was quite The Place to have an estate – in addition to Hakone, the area boasts Villa Montalvo, an Italianate mansion built in 1912-1914 by California businessman and politician James Phelan. Phelan was three-term mayor of San Francisco … Continue reading

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Hakone Estate and Gardens

Unbeknownst to me, there’s a sliver of Japan nestled in the hills just outside Saratoga, CA. Hakone Estate and Gardens is a recipient of the Save America’s Treasures Award by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is recognized as … Continue reading

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Queen Mary’s Roses

Continuing my perambulation of Regent’s Park, with no particular destination in mind, since I hadn’t looked anything up and had no idea what there was, just that it was a park and I wanted to go for a walk… and … Continue reading

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