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hampshirebrit
05-05-2011, 12:49 PM
...is not all it's cracked up to be (in fact, it's usually another Hilton/Sheraton/CrownePlaza sleeping factory, and the glamor wore thin a very long time ago).

But it ain't always that bad. This was the view from my room first thing this morning:

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/hampshirebrit/720f2bb6.jpg

How sweet it is. :D

Rockntractor
05-05-2011, 01:20 PM
Nice!:)

megimoo
05-05-2011, 03:21 PM
...is not all it's cracked up to be (in fact, it's usually another Hilton/Sheraton/CrownePlaza sleeping factory, and the glamor wore thin a very long time ago).

But it ain't always that bad. This was the view from my room first thing this morning:

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/hampshirebrit/720f2bb6.jpg

How sweet it is. :DThe free food and booze isn't too shabby .Next time put in for Northern Italy.

http://www.ski-zermatt.com/features/zermatt-live-cams.html

My last European trip was a month in Ivera at Olivetti installing a system and training their engineers on how to use it. Finally an all day train ride from Torrino over and through the Monte Blank tunnel to Paris.After teaching training classes in Paris for a week and covering Europe from France for another three weeks .

hampshirebrit
05-05-2011, 03:43 PM
The free food and booze isn't too shabby .Next time put in for Northern Italy.

http://www.ski-zermatt.com/features/zermatt-live-cams.html

My last European trip was a month in Ivera at Olivetti installing a system and training their engineers on how to use it. Finally an all day train ride from Torrino over and through the Monte Blank tunnel to Paris.After teaching training classes in Paris for a week and covering Europe from France for another three weeks .

You're right. I did a month in Milano working for ENI a while back, jeepers, 12 years ago now, that was. The food and general ambience was as good as these foreign trips get.

Gotta tell you, this one I posted about was in England, just (English/Welsh border). I need the occasional reminder of just how beautiful a country it is that I am lucky enough to live in. If work wants to pay for it, so much the better. :D

Hawkgirl
05-05-2011, 03:54 PM
Nice...nothing quite as breathtaking as the english countryside....

Adam Wood
05-05-2011, 04:29 PM
You're right. I did a month in Milano working for ENI a while back, jeepers, 12 years ago now, that was. The food and general ambience was as good as these foreign trips get.

Gotta tell you, this one I posted about was in England, just (English/Welsh border). I need the occasional reminder of just how beautiful a country it is that I am lucky enough to live in. If work wants to pay for it, so much the better. :DThe fun part is seeing the spray-painted rear ends of the sheep from the train. I'll never forget having seen thousands of them on the train from Paddington to Cardiff.

It is indeed beautiful countryside.

SaintLouieWoman
05-05-2011, 07:13 PM
What a beautiful, tranquil place, Hamp. I'll never forget the drive to Wales, going through a national park (embarassed to have forgotten the name after all these years). I still have a piece of slate from the areas where they mined with a little thermometer in it. Enjoy your peaceful time.

SarasotaRepub
05-05-2011, 07:48 PM
Looks nice Hamp, watch ouy for SHADO though...


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