European Itinerary

July 10-July 23, 2015

LIMERICK, IRELAND TO PRESENT A PAPER AT THEĀ IEEE/PROCOMM CONFERENCE July 10-July 15

July 10--Leave Chicago

July 11--Arrive Shannon AirportĀ and take taxi to University of Limerick

July 15--Leave Limerick by taxi to Shannon Airport and take off for London

LONDON TO VISIT A FRIEND AND SIGHTSEE July 15-18

July 15--Arrive London, Heathrow Airport and take Express to Paddington Train Station. Taxi to Carlton Hotel

July 18--Taxi to St. Pancras Train Station. Board Chunnel Train to Paris

LE GRANDE VERRIERE TO VISIT FRIENDS July 18-22

July 18--Arrive Paris at Gare Du Nord, taxi to Gare de Lyon, board train for Le Creusot TGV train station. Friends drive me from Le Creusot train station to their home in Le Grande Verriere.

July 22-Drive from Le Grande Verriere to Le Creusot TGV train station. Take train to Lyon, change trains and take train to Charles de Gaulle Airport, Taxi to Marriott Hotel.

PARIS TO CHICAGO

July 23--Taxi from Marriott Hotel to Charles de Gaulle Airport, Fly to Chicago.

Advertisement:
  • Advertisement:
  • Advertisement:
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Meet The Blogger

    Carolyn Boiarsky

    " I am an American," but not "Chicago born" like Augie March. Only Chicago aged. I'd like to think that if Henry Louis Gates were to investigate my geneology, he would discover in my past three women who traveled around the globe, chronicling their adventures. Sarah Kemble Knight traveled 112 miles by carriage from Boston to New York in 1704, a journey most women did not embark on alone (and men did so only with some trepidation). In fact, women were only just beginning to exercise their independence in the 1920's when Emily Kimbrough took off with her friend, Cornelia Otis Skinner, to explore Europe. But it is Auntie Mame, transforming herself from a New Yorker to the wife of an Austrian Baron and climbing the Matterhorn, whose mantra I have adopted. "LIFE IS A BANQUET...LIVE!" I began travelling in the 1960's when I traveled around western Europe between graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and my first job as a statehouse correspondent for UPI (United Press International) in Charleston, West Virginia, which was about as foreign a place as Europe was to someone who grew up in the environs of Philadelphia. Since then, I've also traveled to Kaunas, Lithuania, to teach at Vytautus Magnus University and to Sheffield, England, to present a paper at an engineering conference. I've been to the Alps and seen Auntie Mame's Matterhorn while climbing, by a series of cable cars rather than by foot, toward the peak of Mont Blanc. For 10 years my husband and I traveled to unique places: a sheep farm during lambing season in England's Lake Country, a hotel on one of the Barromeo Islands in the middle of Lake Maggiore in Northern Italy, and a cottage in Dun Quin on the Dingle Peninsula which the Irish claim is the last parish before Boston. Between excursions, I'm a professor in the Department of English at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana,. My husband passed away recently and, Auntie Mame-style, I am in the process of transforming myself. I've joined a tour to Central Asia and traveled to China to work with the pandas. Two years ago, I returned to Europe--Inreland, England, and France--to present a paper at a Conference and then visit friends. It's 2017 now and London once again draws me in. This time I'm fulfilling my dream of taking my grandchildren to Europe. I've rented a flat near Hyde Park and ordered London passes for everyone. A new adventure. Old friends. Another banquet.

  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: