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Friday, November 18th, 2005

Mussels in Brussels

The train trip from Waterloo station in London to Brussels Midi station was a lovely ride. Just like first class on a plane, they came around and served champagne before we departed the station. That was followed by a very civilized lunch on porcelain plates with real flatware – very impressive! I got to Brussels

Friday, November 18th, 2005

Ta Ta London, Bonjour Brussels!

I’m hours away from my first-class train ride on the Eurostar to Brussels. Let me tell ya, it ain’t cheap! For a 3-hour train ride it’s a whopping $170 USD. Now second-class was $20 less and didn’t...

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

The Iconic London

Writing a book about traveling alone is not as much fun as just traveling alone. I have to keep track of all the nifty things I do and all the great people I meet.Then I have to...

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

London Stories

The best thing about traveling solo is that you never know what amazing, interesting people you’re going to meet. And last night’s turn of events is proof of the power of one. After a lovely dinner alone...

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Inspiration: Loch Ness, Scotland: In Search of Nessy

Scotland always seemed so damned romantic to me. I used to daydream about honeymooning in some deserted Scottish castle with my fantasy Scottish husband, who would inevitably look like Sting, Bono, or Val Kilmer. The castle rooms...

Monday, November 14th, 2005

Off to see the queen!

In the past 48 hours, my digital camera broke and my powerbook died. Most people would have thrown in the towel, instead I pulled out my chargecard! Yesterday I got a new digital camera and my powerbook?...

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

1 week before I leave

Today I sent my introduction and a few chapters of FLY SOLO off to my editor at Penguin (Perigee imprint). I wrote about San Francisco, Reykjavik Iceland, Amsterdam, Crested Butte Colorado, and Vienna. It’s nerve-racking sending that...

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