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Gengenbach, Germany


I was just there a couple of weeks ago. Where are you dining?


Last night was at Bistro Schatull.
Plan to try Die Reichstadt and Michaelangelo.

Do you have any recommendation W+A?
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Was only there for one night. Stayed and dined at Die Reichstadt. Very modern and excellent. Had a wonderful lobster dish and enjoyed our after dinner drinks by the fire on a cool night.

We loved the Black Forest area a great deal.
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fly fishing in North Andros

Envious! I got my first flyrod when I was four years old. Do you tie flies? I remember the first time I caught a trout on a fly I tied. It was a brook trout in the Battenkill River on a Mickey Finn.


Board-O, I've never tied a fly. Have enough trouble casting into heavy wind.
If anyone wants to see unspoiled beauty, I would definitely recommend the Joulter Cays. Just gorgeous.
My wife's family is in the fisheries business (in Japan and Taiwan, mostly), so we got a VIP tour of Tsukiji at 4:30 this morning. We were last here when it was mostly open to the public, but not anymore. Fascinating behind the scenes view of what is a world apart.

After that, breakfast of sushi and beer at one of the fantastic little sushi shops near the market. Cool
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My wife's family is in the fisheries business (in Japan and Taiwan, mostly), so we got a VIP tour of Tsukiji at 4:30 this morning. We were last here when it was mostly open to the public, but not anymore. Fascinating behind the scenes view of what is a world apart.

After that, breakfast of sushi and beer at one of the fantastic little sushi shops near the market. Cool
That sounds awesome. Would love to do that someday.
Turns out walking the length of Champs-Élysées from the Arc de Triomphe down to Jardin des Tuileries and back is a fairly decent cure for jet lag. Christmas market stalls line the avenue selling scarves, jewellery, Russian dolls, churros and chestnuts. Strangest sight of the day: a three-story haunted house ride overrun with - wait for it - zombie Santas.
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Turns out walking the length of Champs-Élysées from the Arc de Triomphe down to Jardin des Tuileries and back is a fairly decent cure for jet lag. Christmas market stalls line the avenue selling scarves, jewellery, Russian dolls, churros and chestnuts. Strangest sight of the day: a three-story haunted house ride overrun with - wait for it - zombie Santas.

Have a great time! And report back on Beaune!
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Turns out walking the length of Champs-Élysées from the Arc de Triomphe down to Jardin des Tuileries and back is a fairly decent cure for jet lag. Christmas market stalls line the avenue selling scarves, jewellery, Russian dolls, churros and chestnuts. Strangest sight of the day: a three-story haunted house ride overrun with - wait for it - zombie Santas.

Cool
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Turns out walking the length of Champs-Élysées from the Arc de Triomphe down to Jardin des Tuileries and back is a fairly decent cure for jet lag. Christmas market stalls line the avenue selling scarves, jewellery, Russian dolls, churros and chestnuts. Strangest sight of the day: a three-story haunted house ride overrun with - wait for it - zombie Santas.

Have a great time! And report back on Beaune!

We have now ensconced ourselves in the Beaune appartement. Parking is a hassle here, especially since the police will be sealing off the inner city (i.e. portion within the ramparts) from car traffic tomorrow morning in advance of the Hospices Auction. Regardless, our one bedroom apartment is spacious and warm, and I would happily recommend it to anyone traveling this way. The most impressive thing about Beaune thus far: every third doorway is a wine store.
Last evening, we had the cobblestone streets of Beaune virtually to ourselves. Tonight, on the eve of the Auction, they are so packed we had to take back alleys returning to the apartment. Luckily, we are freshly fortified with a pre-dinner nosh of champagne truffles and a perfectly serviceable Nicolas Feuillatte brut, and ready to plunge back into the milieu.
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VinT - Hope you got to see some of Beaune's laser light shows where they light up churches, ramparts, etc. Definitely not to be missed. We stumbled upon it one night after dinner at La Ciboulette and spent the night going to seven of the shows.

Unfortunately I think these shows ended in September. But I've seen a couple elsewhere and yes, they are wild.
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Turns out walking the length of Champs-Élysées from the Arc de Triomphe down to Jardin des Tuileries and back is a fairly decent cure for jet lag. Christmas market stalls line the avenue selling scarves, jewellery, Russian dolls, churros and chestnuts. Strangest sight of the day: a three-story haunted house ride overrun with - wait for it - zombie Santas.

Have a great time! And report back on Beaune!

We have now ensconced ourselves in the Beaune appartement. Parking is a hassle here, especially since the police will be sealing off the inner city (i.e. portion within the ramparts) from car traffic tomorrow morning in advance of the Hospices Auction. Regardless, our one bedroom apartment is spacious and warm, and I would happily recommend it to anyone traveling this way. The most impressive thing about Beaune thus far: every third doorway is a wine store.


Cool Enjoy!

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