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I am taking a long overdue holiday abroad with my family. I haven’t been out of the country since October 2011 and haven’t visited a new city or country abroad since October 2010.

I’ll be staying at the foot of the highest peak in Europe, Chamonix-Mont Blanc then crossed over to Geneva, Swtizerland to rub shoulders with the officials of the United Nations agency and organisation, then off to Berlin to see the finest of Germany.

Chamonix Mont Blanc



It will be a hiatus of 2 weeks before I will start blogging again. I am coming back and straight into an intensive 3-day training. Let me know how you get on!


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A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.


17 thoughts on “Chamonix-Geneva-Berlin

  1. Looks fantastic, have a wonderful time!

    Posted by Maxine | May 31, 2012, 8:03 am
  2. Wow, Chamonix looks wonderful! Hope you have a great time on your travels.

    Posted by Judith | May 31, 2012, 8:51 am
  3. That’s a beautiful area and I wish you an interesting trip to my home country!
    For reading, I recommend “The Magic Mountain” or on the lighter side “Measuring the World”.

    Posted by Andreas Moser | May 31, 2012, 10:19 am
  4. Have a fantastic vacation! I haven’t done a European vacation where I visit multiple countries in a very long time. This summer I’ll be in England, but no other countries. Can’t wait to hear stories and see photos when you return

    Posted by Helen | May 31, 2012, 1:00 pm
  5. Have a fabulous trip!!!

    Posted by Shellie | May 31, 2012, 3:38 pm
  6. have a great trip ,all the best stu

    Posted by winstonsdad | May 31, 2012, 6:42 pm
  7. That looks fantastic! Out of all your destinations, I’ve only been to Berlin and that must have been about 6 years ago now, but I remember loving it. I’m sure you will have a fantastic time 🙂

    Posted by Sam (Tiny Library) | May 31, 2012, 7:41 pm
  8. Those first two shots are stunning!! Have a great time!

    Posted by Ti | May 31, 2012, 8:17 pm
  9. That sounds wonderful! I hope you see all beautiful things and have a glorious time.

    Posted by Jenny | June 3, 2012, 1:30 am
  10. Hope you have a wonderful time 🙂

    Posted by jessicabookworm | June 3, 2012, 8:52 am
  11. How fantastic, Jo, have a wonderful time! 🙂 I’ve been to Berlin a couple of times of course…but looking forward to pictures of your vacation!

    Posted by Bina | June 3, 2012, 9:44 pm
  12. Very jealous! Hope you have (are having) a wonderful time 🙂

    Posted by Tony | June 14, 2012, 10:16 am
  13. Wow! Sounds (and looks) like an amazing time. I hope you really enjoyed yourself!

    Posted by amymckie | June 18, 2012, 12:48 am


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A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
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Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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