Le Palais du Luxembourg, viewed from le Jardin du Luxembourg

The D&O Diary’s European assignment continued this past week with a short stop in Paris before heading home. I was in Paris for some business meetings, but I also had some other important things to attend to there as well. The most important thing that required my immediate attention upon my arrival in Paris was to check in on an old, dear friend that recently suffered a serious misfortune.
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St. James’s Park, London

The D&O Diary is on assignment in Europe this week, with a first stop in London for meetings and for an industry event. I have been to London many times before but I have to say I think I like it more every time I travel there. And it is particularly enjoyable to be there in the Spring, when the flowers are in bloom and the trees are blossoming.
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Luxembourg City

The D&O Diary finished its European itinerary last week with a visit to Frankfurt for an event there, followed by a weekend stopover in Luxembourg before heading home. The pleasant weather I  enjoyed earlier in the week in Switzerland abandoned me in Frankfurt, where it rained, but the nice weather reappeared just in time for my weekend visit in Luxembourg. As the pictures below reflect, the pleasant spring weather was just about ideal for my first ever visit to Luxembourg.
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In the Zurich Aldstadt, along the Limmat River

The D&O Diary’s European assignment continued this week with a stop in Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city and one of the world’s leading financial centers, for meetings and an event there. I was fortunate that the beautiful weather I enjoyed in Lucerne followed me to Zurich. Even though I had many meetings scheduled throughout my time in Zurich, I still did have a little bit of a chance to enjoy the city, as shown in the pictures below.
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Mt. Pilatus, above Lake Lucerne

The D&O Diary is on assignment in Europe this week, with a first stop in the Swiss city of Lucerne (or Luzern as it is known to the locals). I had meetings there on Thursday and Friday and then I was fortunate to spend the weekend there as well. I say “fortunate” because the weather over the weekend was dead-solid perfect.
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A German village along the Rhine, north of Düsseldorf

The D&O Diary was on assignment in Germany for meetings this past week, with four stops on a crowded itinerary. I have been to Germany during the winter months many times before and I have learned that the weather can be OK or it can be lousy. But nothing in my prior experience prepared me for the weather this past week, which, with the exception of one gloomy day, was really pretty spectacular, at least for this time of the year.
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The Louvre Museum, in Paris

As part of a continuing series over the holidays, I have been publishing a series of top ten lists. Last week I published a list of the top ten travel destinations that you might not think of to visit. I also published a separate list of the top ten top travel destinations. Earlier this week, I posted Top Ten Lists for London and Paris. Next week, I will finally get around to publishing the Top Ten D&O Stories of 2018. But today, I am posting several additional top ten lists, just to round out the holiday season before returning to this blog’s more accustomed topics.
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April in Paris

Next week, after the holidays are well and truly over, I will be publishing my annual survey of the Top Ten Stories in the World of D&O for 2018. In the meantime, during the holidays, I have been posting a series of alternative Top Ten lists. Yesterday, I posted my list of top ten things to see and do in London. Today, I am publishing my list of the top ten things to see and do in my all-time favorite city, Paris.
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Next week I will be publishing my annual Top Ten Stories in the World of D&O for 2018. For now, over the holidays, I am posting some alternative top ten lists. Last week, I published the list of the Top Ten Places That You Might Not Think of to Visit and the Top Ten Top Travel Destinations. In putting together both of my prior travel lists, I omitted a number of cities that are at the top of everyone’s own travel destination lists. In today’s post, I am going to focus on one of those particular destination cities, one of my favorite places on the planet, the great city of London.
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The Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, viewed from the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney

Over the holidays and in anticipation of my upcoming annual list of the Top Ten D&O stories, I am publishing a series of alternative Top Ten lists. Yesterday, I posted a list of the top places that you might not think of to visit. Today, I am posting my list of the Top Ten Top Destinations. These are the places that make most people’s own lists of places to go, but ranked according to my view of the most worth visiting.
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