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Danube Overlook

Austria, Austria - jimbaffico: 2008-09-14
Beautiful, beautiful Austria.  I stand on a Danube River hilltop and survey the green rolling farmland.  Patchwork perfect cozy farmsteads, woodpiles impeccably kept; neatly manicured lanes happily wending through the bounty; fields standing green as you . . . more

Driving to Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - jimbaffico: 2007-10-24
Call it bad planning on my part, but I didn't adequately scope out the roads between La Romana and Punta Cana. Since there is such a heavy tourist trade in both places, I guess I figured that it would be tourist friendly. You know the kind of place where . . . more

I caught the pick pocket.

Madrid, Barcelona, Spain - jimbaffico: 2004-06-21
Madrid June 3rd, we arrive in Madrid and find the splendid Hotel Real awaiting us. Joey had wired ahead and arranged a fine bottle of champagne and fruit plate in celebration of our 37th wedding anniversary. And a surprise note for me: I can’t reve . . . more

Tour de France

Lago D'Orta, France - jimbaffico: 2003-08-14
Lago D’Orta The cities, the noise, the traffic is far behind. The air here is strangely soft and pure. The serenity is palpable. The beauty of the place envelops you, outside and in. The near by mountains surrounding you are high and covered wit . . . more


Buenos Aires, Argentina - jimbaffico: 2003-04-10
Tango in Buenos Aires Tango music appeals to me. I’m not sure I really know why; I just like it. I have a basic emotional response to the drama of the music and to the beauty of the melody. I occasionally buy tango recordings and go to see tango . . . more

Golf in Scotland

Firth of Clyde and the Firth of Forth, UK - jimbaffico: 2002-08-17
Golf in Scotland My wife and I both grew up playing golf, and in my case a lot of golf. I spent the better part of my younger years in San Francisco hitting countless bags of balls on the “practice course” at Harding Park, playing twenty-five cent . . . more

Train Travel, London Hotels

London, UK - jimbaffico: 2002-08-17
Train Travel We had decided to take the train to London. I like the travel variety that trains provide, as well as the ride. It’s really very pleasant and relaxed: a great way to see the countryside. Of course, one does have to get on the train fir . . . more

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