Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

One of the absolute highlights of our Montreux stay was dinner at the famous Montreux Jazz Cafe by special request of Mlle! It turned out that we were there on the Sunday celebrating Mother’s Day in Switzerland, which happens to be the same as Australia (2nd Sunday in May) so we figured we had a …

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Potsdam, the capital of the state of Brandenburg, is only half an hour or so’s train ride from the centre of Berlin. With its elegant imperial buildings, pretty cobbled streets and laid-back vibe, it is a highly popular attraction, especially at weekends.       We were introduced to this lovely city on my first …

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  We’re staying in Fremantle this week, one of my favourite places in our south west corner of the world and which we visited last week in our grand tour of the area (Our Adopted Home: Perth and SW Western Australia). The “Little Creatures” in question is not, however, a list of the creepy crawlies …

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Following on from our brunch at the Wildflower Cafe and our tour round Portobello Road, I’d like to share with you a couple of other eating places that our daughter Mlle took us to during our few days in London. It certainly pays to know a local in a place as large as the metropolis …

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A brief hiatus this week from my Bavarian travel series but still with a German theme. Winter has well and truly arrived here in Perth and temperatures have plummeted. It got down to 2 degrees on Tuesday morning, which makes the news here much like it does in the Uk when it climbs to 20 …

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The “it” coffee to order in most Viennese cafes we discovered is the “Melange” which literally derives from the French word meaning “mixing” or “blending”. Since I don’t drink much coffee Monsieur Le Chic made it his business to sample as many as he could during our few days in Vienna and it soon became …

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One of the privileges of staying in the Boscolo Hotel in Budapest (Erzsebet korut 9), is that we got to take breakfast (sounds more refined than “having” breakfast) in the magnificent and opulent setting of The New York Cafe. Now beautifully restored to its former glory the hotel provides a breakfast buffet of spectacular proportions …

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