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Posted By: Robert Bolin
Posted On: Wednesday June 24, 2020 at 3:03 AM
(pics) The Black Forest region of Germany during Christmas 2005.
I was there on business, but my company let me take my wife, put us up in the Bayerischerhof hotel on Lindau im Bodensee in one of the best suites overlooking the Swiss Alps across the Bodensee and gave us several extra days to do with as we pleased. Germany, especially the Swabian region on the border with Austria at Christmas is amazing. The Bayerischerhoff hotel is the singular best hotel I've ever stayed in (and I've stayed in the Omni Angel's Plaza in LA which is about as nice as a business trip gets in LA, anything more requires you to own the company sending you on the trip. :-) ). We went to the huge Kristkindlmarkt in Munchen/Munich. We headed across the border into Austria. And spent our final night in Zurich, Switzerland where we flew out in the morning. Great dinner but the air in Zurich is hard to breath and the hotel rooms are incredibly small. I'm so glad we weren't there for the entire trip.

Our waking view every morning.

A couple of the store front windows at Christmas time.

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a question: when was the holiday you will never, ever forget ? and where ? by Joop Gisbers #48847
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1968 While going to school at Henderson Hall in DC The rioting started when MLK was assassinated . I by Tom Ciryak #48847.1.1.2
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A bucket list is not a thing I am wanting to create, but I do know what it is. by Bruce Gibbins #48847.2.1
Munich, Rome, and the Almalfi coast of Italy in 2010. With my family when we were all together and by Tim Kubiak #48847.3
Yes, I adore Munich and all of Swabia in the winter. (EOM) by Robert Bolin #48847.3.1
A favourite holiday will of course include our children and the time spent by Bruce Gibbins #48847.4
I would like to know your thoughts on Singapore Bruce. I loved it. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #48847.4.1
My thoughts on Singapore are varied, but mostly good. But if you want an authentic Asian experience, by Bruce Gibbins #48847.4.1.1
Very interesting observations. Thanks for taking the time Bruce. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #48847.
No worries, Jack, mate. I got all carried away reminiscing. It was fun. (EOM) by Bruce Gibbins #48847.
BTW, when it comes time to get into some in depth planning check if the Indonesians by Bruce Gibbins #48847.
no work = no pay = no vacations I know why my body is falling apart, called worn out. (EOM) by Bruce Parsons #48847.5
Many, but Mykonos in late spring of 1984 remains unparalleled in beauty. (EOM) by Ed Glorius #48847.6
(pics) The Black Forest region of Germany during Christmas 2005. by Robert Bolin #48847.7
A wonderful experience to remember, Robert. by Bruce Gibbins #48847.7.1

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