Category Archives: Travel

Lluis Domènech i Montaner, architect

Work during week 50 was relatively uneventful, or at least nothing of note that makes this record. Another ordinary week, more or less: meetings, processing results, but it ended with a short visit to Barcelona to work on a book … Continue reading

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Return to Essex

I left Essex for good in 1967, having only passed through frequently but briefly (usually on the M25 and M11) in the subsequent years. It’s where I was ‘schooled’, leaving memories that are not always fond. In all these years … Continue reading

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Mesopotamia

I missed most of the second week of the academic year, as I was away at the EAIE conference in Istanbul. The beginning of the week, however, saw the restart of one of my favourite classes in biomedical sciences: here … Continue reading

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Musica da Porto

Earlier this summer while in Porto for a conference: Monika says ‘why don’t you join us?’ ‘What?’ say I. ‘We’re going to Casa da Musica,’ she says. I go along too. We don’t know what we’re going to see. ‘Perhaps … Continue reading

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Le train bleu – a Parisian marvel

I had never heard of Le Train Bleu, a station buffet at the Gare de Lyon in Paris. And I had lived several years in Paris. How easy it is to miss a spectacular treasure of that city of so … Continue reading

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Bier, wine and the Pope: weird interviews

Munich is a delightful city, but again one that I’ve only fleeting knowledge of. I must have been there about a dozen times, but almost without exception for a short professional visit – attend a conference or a meeting, or … Continue reading

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Austrian schnapps

We had travelled through Austria so many times on our journeys between Maastricht and Bardejovské-Kúpele in East Slovakia. However, Austria was usually simply a through-route, with only rare stops off the highway. OK, Eva and I had stopped briefly in … Continue reading

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