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Wed, 21 Jan 2009

Linuxbierwanderung 2010 proposal

David Harris and I have put forward a modest proposal to hold the 2010 Linuxbierwanderung in Alfriston, near the Sussex coast.

All discussion should be kept on the LBW mailing list.

Posted at 21:57 by David Cantrell
keywords: geeky | holidays | linux
Thu, 19 Jul 2007

To the opera!

The Vienna opera season doesn't start until the day after I leave the city. Bah. But on the other hand, Handel's Orlando is on in Zurich, and my hotel is just round the corner from the opera house. I win!

Posted at 22:28 by David Cantrell
keywords: culture | holidays
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Thu, 28 Jun 2007

YAPC::Europe 2007 travel plans

I'm going to Vienna by train for YAPC::Europe. If you want to join me you'll need to book in advance, and probably quite some way in advance as some of these trains apparently get fully booked.

Waterloo1740Fri 24 Aug
Paris Nord2117
Paris Est2245
Munich08590928Sat 25 Aug

The first two legs of that are second class, cos first wasn't available on Eurostar (being a Friday evening it's one of the commuter Eurostars and gets booked up months and months in advance) and was way too spendy on the sleeper to Munich. Upgrading to first class from Munich to Vienna is cheap, so I have.

Coming back it's first class all the way cos upgrading was nearly free ...

Vienna0930Fri 31 Aug
Zurich1402Sun 2 Sep
Paris Est1834
Paris Nord2013

Don't even think about trying to book online or over the phone, or at the Eurostar ticket office at Waterloo. Your best bet is to go to the Rail Europe shop on Picadilly, opposite the Royal Academy and next to Fortnums.

Posted at 14:40 by David Cantrell
keywords: geeky | holidays | perl | travel
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Fri, 6 Apr 2007

Hooray for Jesus!

He died so we could have a long weekend!

Posted at 09:03 by David Cantrell
keywords: holidays | religion
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Sun, 8 Oct 2006

Holiday in Greenland?

Hrrm, something related to this went past on the (void) mailing list, and I really am very very tempted. Should I?

Photographic holiday in Greenland, summer 2007

Posted at 14:25 by David Cantrell
keywords: holidays | photography
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Tue, 2 May 2006

Hadrian's Wall

I'm back from a trip to The Frozen North where I mucked about around Hadrian's Wall. There is photographic evidence.

Posted at 22:02 by David Cantrell
keywords: holidays | photography
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