Archive for: June 2012

Adventure Blog Travel
In Coaster Brakes Country
June 10, 2012
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Plenty of Working Windmills in Holland “What are you doing down there?” Glen asked in alarm.  We were just out the door of the train station where we had picked up our big, Dutch bicycles.  “Looking for my hand brakes” I answered.   Glen should have been happy that I sacrificed myself instead of plowing into his bike from the […]
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The Swiss Franc Ate My Dollar!
June 5, 2012
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I nervously ordered a drink in my best French accent.  “L’eau con gassom” s’il vous plait.  Our local Geneva colleague nodded approvingly. “Three languages used in one sentence, now you are truly a Swiss.”  Any country with four official languages is bound to be somewhat confusing for someone who doesn’t speak any of them.  Most […]