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Luxair, Economy Class – Dash 8-400: Luxembourg to Paris

INTRODUCTION For my return trip back to Basel I normally take the KLM flight at 18h20, which gets me into Basel at 21h45. But today I’ve decided to travel via Paris, mainly due to the fact that my meeting already … Continue reading

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Santo Stefano di Sessanio

Santo Stefano de Sessanio is a small, beautiful medieval town high up in the Abruzzi. For many years most of the village lay in ruins, a situation that was exacerbated by the fierce earthquake that shook L’Aquila in 2009 during … Continue reading

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Recanati & Loreto, Italy

The old town of Recanati lies perched on a hill in the Marche Region of Italy. To the east the Adriatic expands to the horizon in beautiful shades of dark blue, while to the southwest the Abruzzi emerge like an … Continue reading

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Air Dolomiti, Economy Class – Basel to Munich

INTRODUCTION I’m on may way to Recanati on Italy’s Adriatic cost to attend a meeting on language training for the military. The best option for me to get to Recanati is to fly with Lufthansa via Munich to Ancona. In … Continue reading

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg is the capital of the Grand Est region of France and the official seat of the European parliament. It’s a very neat and pretty city that is easy to navigate on foot. The centrepiece of the city is, of … Continue reading

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KLM, Economy Class – Boeing B 737-800: Copenhagen to Amsterdam

INTRODUCTION Time to head back home to the sweltering heat and humidity that is summer in Switzerland. Still, it was nice to escape the heat for a few days and the forecast is that the weather will start to cool … Continue reading

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Trelleborg, Sweden

Trelleborg is a quaint little town on Sweden’s southern cost. It’s really very small and there isn’t anything much to see, other than its quaintness. It’s the day after the summer solstice, which is a public holiday in Sweden. As … Continue reading

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Germania, Economy Class – Boeing B 737-700: Zürich to Rostock

INTRODUCTION Admittedly, I know I’m an embarrassment to all self-respecting southern Europeans, given that I really don’t handle the heat very well. On the other hand, having said that, it really is unusually hot in Switzerland right now – with … Continue reading

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Air Malta, Business Class – Airbus A 320: Malta to Zürich

INTRODUCTION June is probably one of the best months to visit the Maltese archipelago. The weather is already reliably and consistently warm but without the oppressive and stifling heat of July and August, when temperatures peak in the upper thirties … Continue reading

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SkyWork, Economy Class – Saab 2000: London City to Basel

Date: 14. May 2017. Departure: 19:40. Arrival: 22:00. Flight time: 1 hour 20 minutes. Seat: 1F, window. INTRODUCTION I just landed in Heathrow on a Boeing B 747-400 of British Airways, coming from Mexico City. I have to say, Europe … Continue reading

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