Christmas Lights at Covent Garden, London

I just got back from a quick 7-day trip to visit my friend Diana in London. We had tickets for C.P. Taylor’s West End play Good, starring David Tennant, who played my favourite (tenth) doctor of the long-running BBC series Doctor Who.

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Hiking the Atlantic Way, Portugal

I am going to take a one-post break from writing about our Valencia trip, because, while the weather was nice over the weekend, my friend and I took a hike along the Caminho do Atl√Ęntico (GR11) near Lisbon. It was absolutely gorgeous, I thought I would write it down in case anyone is interested in doing this in the future.

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Day trip to Annecy, France

From Chamonix, there are several ways to get back to Geneva. Of course the same transportation options apply as described in the How to get there section of my arrival blog. But if you have a day to spare and would like to pack more into your return journey, I recommend a day trip to Annecy – a picturesque lake town in the French Alps. Plus, the cost is almost the same as the non-stop option ūüėČ If you have the time, that is.

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Hiking: Grand Balcon Sud, France

Saturday was market day in Chamonix. The market opened from 7am to 1pm and was located near Place du Mont Blanc – where I happened to pass by on my way to the train station that morning, and caught a glimpse of the Climbing World Cup Lead qualifying round.

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Hiking: Lacs des Ch√©serys, France

Leaving Lac Blanc, I began to hike down to the intersection of la Flégère and Lacs desChéserys where most people descended to the former. I took the latter in an attempt to see the other three lakes.

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