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A journey on the legendary Orient Express

High on the list of the great train journeys is the legendary Orient Express – made famous by Agatha Christie’s detective story, “Murder on the Orient Express’.  It also has the reputation of being the ultimate in opulence.
Being a bit of a train enthusiast it has always featured on my ultimate bucket list.    So – having gulped a bit at the price - about $12,000 for a couple – my wife and I took advantage of being in that part of the world for other reasons and took the Orient Express from London to Venice.  This is probably the most...
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Slow down your affection

Life often moves at a frantic pace. It’s so easy to get into a habit of hurrying, so that most of the affectionate gestures that we make are fleeting and often taken for granted