How exciting to explore a new city!  I’m staying on the north end of Copenhagen’s city center (Osterport), which meant I was not that far from two of the things I wanted to see first:  The famous Little Mermaid statue, and the renowned Design Museum. The walk to the mermaid took me around a 17th […]

Observations so far: Apparently there are no taxis at the airport. As someone who has found taxis in many airports in the world, I couldn’t find them anywhere here. So either they’re well hidden, or the Danes are very serious about public transit. The Danes are out late! I’m arriving at midnight and there are […]

Kicking off another flurry of travel! Two days of work in Luxembourg, long weekend in Copenhagen, then two days of work in Paris. Unclear whether my newly-planted window boxes will survive back home in London… Nothing exciting to report for Luxembourg. I was at the office in meetings until late; by the time I got […]

One of my mottos in traveling is that it’s okay not to see everything all at once.  It frees me from the tyranny of the guidebook and allows me to see and do what seems right at the time.  And if I don’t see “everything there is to see”, well, then that means I’ll have […]

The weather in Paris this weekend could not have been better.  Warm, sunny, glorious.  Perfect for visiting one of the more notable French chateaux:  Vaux le Vicomte. If you’re a garden/architecture/art nerd like myself, then you’ll know that Vaux le Vicomte was built in the mid-1600s by a guy named Fouquet who was the finance […]

There are definitely worse things in the world than having to come to Paris to meet with business clients and train a new lawyer… and then eat dinner in a glamorous restaurant in the banks of the Seine (complete with a lemon tarte — that’s for you, Dibber!)

From some very young age (maybe 8 or 9?) when I first saw my mother’s photo albums from her time as a student in Germany, I have wanted to (1) live in Europe, and (2) have flower boxes in my windows. This has been an elusive goal.  I’ve done parts of it — this is […]