Daily Archives: April 15, 2013

Day 6: The Throne

April 15, 2013
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I began the day with a trip to the throne. Not a euphemism. The toilet at Cara’s mum’s place is embedded in a full-size wooden throne, complete with animal carvings and a hop up stool. To get off you have to execute a gymnastic manoeuvre, swinging from the arms like it ‘s a pommel horse. Your trousers are still around your ankles at this point, so it’s a technical dismount. My tour mate’s mum teaches yoga and yoga therapy so after breakfast we were used as gineau pigs by a couple of her students. They took our pulse, studied...

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Day 5: Vienna to Siena

April 15, 2013
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Yesterday was a travel day. Vienna to Siena via changes at Innsbruck, Padova and Florence. The zigzag journey was a change too far for the Rail Europe website. When I’d called their booking line instead the lady had had to ask around the office to figure out a route. She seemed to quite enjoy the challenge. On board, the ride through the German Alps was pretty special, like a slow motion roller coaster through a brochure advertising the beauty of life abroad. What are we doing in London?! I had plans for productive use of the downtime on trains....

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