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The Lakes

Catherine Richards Hunter Publishing ePub

Cimitero Monumentale. A cemetery may not be everyone's idea of a fun day out, but this one is well worth seeing. Measuring 300,000 square yards, the cemetery was first laid out in 1866, and it not only provides welcome relief from the noise and chaos of the city, but it's so full of incredible tombs and sculpture that it functions as an open-air gallery to boot. Some great examples of Art Noveau sculpture can be seen here. The derelict Jewish cemetery is particularly moving. Entrance free. Open 8:30 am-5:30 pm Tues-Sun. Closed Mon. Holidays open 8:30 am-1 pm.


In the Cimitero Monumentale

The Pirelli Building is very much the symbol of Milan. Not particularly impressive in size or design these days, when it was first built (1955-60) it was actually the largest reinforced concrete skyscraper in the world. It stands on the site of Giovan Battista Pirelli's first tire factory and was built as the company's headquarters. Today it houses regional government offices. In 2002 a Swiss pilot from Locarno on Lake Maggiore crashed his light aircraft into the tower killing himself and two lawyers.

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Kafue National Park

Annya Strydom Hunter Publishing ePub

  

 

 

We decided we had more than enough of the cold wet weather in England. So one evening Tony, my husband, took out the map of the world. He spread it on the table, closed his eyes and stuck his finger on a spot on the map, saying "This is where we will go!" It turned out to be Africa, Zambia to be exact. So we began scanning all the newspapers for jobs in his field in Zambia. It wasn’t long before we found one in Lusaka. Tony applied and we were soon on our way to London to be interviewed. The job was with Ford Motor Company and they would be giving us an apartment in Lusaka.

It was decided Tony would leave first to arrange everything at that end and I would pack up what we wanted to take with us and sell the car and furniture, etc. Then in a month or so the boys and I would join him. We held a going-away party for all of our friends. When his departure day arrived the boys and I stayed with my in-laws and we took him to the airport. It was around six weeks before I managed to sell everything. Then I packed our boxes and they were picked up ready to ship out. My in-laws looked after the boys for me while I went shopping for new clothes for us all and then we were back to the airport once more and, after tearful goodbyes, we were off.

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ValleDeBravo, EdoDeMexico

Jim Nicol Hunter Publishing ePub

Originally named by Franciscan friars "San Franciscodel Valle de Tamascaltepec" (a mouthful even for the locals), the name was later changed to Valle de Bravo in honor of the renowned patriot, Nicolas Bravo. The area, situated deep in the Sierra Madres, is a popular retreat for the more affluent residents of Mexico City.

Located at an elevation of 6,000 feet, the area has a moderate climate; temperatures are in the 80s during the day and 40s at night. The hottest months are May through August, with the rainy season occurring generally during July-September.

Avandaro Golf & Spa Resort

Fracc. Avandaro, Valle de Bravo, Edo, Mexico

011-52-726-60370; (800) 223-6510

Some 80 miles west of Mexico City, nestled deep in the Sierra Madres, Avandaro has a setting much like that of the western Rockies. It was once inhabited by the ancient Tarascan Indians - a mysterious people whose history is linked to the culture of Peru.

ACCOMMODATIONS: 108 rooms, including 48 colonial-style bungalows and 60 adobe-style junior suites. All units feature a woodburning fireplace, satellite TV, a terrace, and views of either the mountains or the golf course.

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Driving to Namibia

Annya Strydom Hunter Publishing ePub

  

 

 

We decided we had more than enough of the cold wet weather in England. So one evening Tony, my husband, took out the map of the world. He spread it on the table, closed his eyes and stuck his finger on a spot on the map, saying "This is where we will go!" It turned out to be Africa, Zambia to be exact. So we began scanning all the newspapers for jobs in his field in Zambia. It wasn’t long before we found one in Lusaka. Tony applied and we were soon on our way to London to be interviewed. The job was with Ford Motor Company and they would be giving us an apartment in Lusaka.

It was decided Tony would leave first to arrange everything at that end and I would pack up what we wanted to take with us and sell the car and furniture, etc. Then in a month or so the boys and I would join him. We held a going-away party for all of our friends. When his departure day arrived the boys and I stayed with my in-laws and we took him to the airport. It was around six weeks before I managed to sell everything. Then I packed our boxes and they were picked up ready to ship out. My in-laws looked after the boys for me while I went shopping for new clothes for us all and then we were back to the airport once more and, after tearful goodbyes, we were off.

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White River, Blyde River Canyon, Kruger National Park & Beyond

Annya Strydom Hunter Publishing ePub

  

 

 

We decided we had more than enough of the cold wet weather in England. So one evening Tony, my husband, took out the map of the world. He spread it on the table, closed his eyes and stuck his finger on a spot on the map, saying "This is where we will go!" It turned out to be Africa, Zambia to be exact. So we began scanning all the newspapers for jobs in his field in Zambia. It wasn’t long before we found one in Lusaka. Tony applied and we were soon on our way to London to be interviewed. The job was with Ford Motor Company and they would be giving us an apartment in Lusaka.

It was decided Tony would leave first to arrange everything at that end and I would pack up what we wanted to take with us and sell the car and furniture, etc. Then in a month or so the boys and I would join him. We held a going-away party for all of our friends. When his departure day arrived the boys and I stayed with my in-laws and we took him to the airport. It was around six weeks before I managed to sell everything. Then I packed our boxes and they were picked up ready to ship out. My in-laws looked after the boys for me while I went shopping for new clothes for us all and then we were back to the airport once more and, after tearful goodbyes, we were off.

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