Friday, December 10, 2010

Trafalgar's European Explorer 2006 memoirs part 3

Trafalgar European Explorer 2006-March-28

A picture from my 2006 trip, a Trafalgar's bus tour, on an itinerary called the European Explorer.

I can't remember why I had this couple in the picture, but I do vaguely remember this to be in London, on the first official day of the tour group getting together. Their insistence on my helping them take a picture caused the three of us to be late getting back to the bus.

The local tour guide had a "rule" about lateness, that we had to buy chocolate to share with everyone. As it turned out, later in the trip, on at least two occasions, we were stuck on the highway on either a long commute or a traffic jam, and I had chocolate and chocolate-covered marzipan to share.

About the chocolate-covered marzipan -- Apparently we were in Austria just as they were celebrating Mozart's birthday with special marzipans wrapped in foil with the famous composer's picture. I'm pretty sure it was Mirabell Mozartkugeln.

Anyway, there were enough to go around the entire bus for everyone, staff included, and for the front desk at the Italian (?) hotel we pulled into. The next morning, I tried to leave a few for the wait staff, but another of our tour group thought I'd left it behind accidentally and retrieved it for me. Ha ha!

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