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Travel Diary for European Christian Heritage Tour
A reccounting in song of the 2010 European Christian Heritage visiting Paris, Florence, Rome, Venice, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Dresden, Berlin in 5 star luxury hotels.

Our Favourite Things

To be sung to the Tune “My favourite things” from the Sound of Music.
Written by members of the Christian Heritage Tour in honour of tour leader Stan Klan

1. This group began out as two times eleven, *
With Elaine and Brenda and Jackie and Helen
Stan and his flag-waving, Max and his rings
These were a few of our favourite things…

Rome

2. Wandering Roma on bus eighty-five
Some of our party were pleased to survive
1st class train carriages, travel like Kings *
These were a few of our favourite things…

To Florence

Chorus 1: ALL
Our guide is Stan Klan
Such a fine man
History’s his favourite thing
His repertoire has some really bad jokes
But we think the best of him!

3. All was dramatic in the town of Assisi *
A man kept on shouting at Frank: “Polizei”
Stan took a book in Rome, what laughs he brings!
These were two memories of such things…

Assisi

4. Trip to Sienna, a glass of Brunello, *
Tower in Pisa, a sweet Limoncello. *
Store where we tried out a perfume that stings
These were a few of our favourite things…

Sienna; Pisa

5. Overdressed tour guides, the glass of Murano. *
Pickled pig knuckles, the Isle of Burano.
Passionate kiss from a woman who sings*
These were a few of our favourite things… *

Venice; John at La Traviata; Venice

Chorus 2: ALL
To the football on the J bus*
Feeling all alone
The soccer fans roared
And the one goal was scored
Then we caught a taxi home.

Innsbruck

6. David and Jenny joined us for the Passion *
Stayed on to give us a lesson in fashion
Concerts, no tickets, Berlin taxi flings
They were just some of our favourite things…

Igls/Oberammergau

7. Berlin was raining, the bus windows foggy *
All of us tourists oh boy were we soggy!
Brandenburg Gate and the Dom’s great bell rings
These were a few of our favourite things…

Berlin

8. Wittenberg Plaza: no statue of Luther *
Poor Mike and Jenny: no Vespa, no scooter
Double cod entrees and pork knuckle mains, *
This is the diet on Europe’s Great Trains…

Wittenberg; Venice / Berlin

Chorus 3: Max on kazoo

9. Jennifer and Frank their laugh is infectious,
Caught it from Mike so it must be contagious!
Now we’re in Poland train wheels they do sing; *
These were a few of our favourite things…

To Poland

10. Ten euro gelatos and fast vaporettos *
History’s horrors with Auschwitz and ghettos *
Michelangelo’s David he stands with a sling *
Sadness and joy in our favourite things…

Florence/Venice; Poland; Florence

11. Filips our local Guide: Berlin to Krakow*
Gave us some history, some language, some know-how
“Glivice” economy we learnt from his notes*
Filips is one of our favourite blokes…

& Krakow-Prague; Gliwice in Poland

Chorus 4: Mike whistling

12. Warsaw was modern, rebuilt in the ‘50s *
Making a new Town Square look Old was nifty
Adam in Warsaw where old Chopin clings
These were a few of our favourite things…

Warsaw

Charles Bridge, Prague, with Prague Castle in background

Charles Bridge, Prague, with Prague Castle in background

13. We love Doc John and his universe-brain *
Our Kiwi Brenda was lost on the train *
Champion dice-throwers!!! / Kiwi friends sing! *
These were a few of our favourite things…

Brain the size of… To Prague; Kiwi passengers won

14. “Vaklav” our Tour Guide in Prague was so caring *
Using 10 cameras at once was so daring
Lunch in a vineyard and “Paris” street’s rings *
These were a few of our favourite things…

Dr. Waclaw in Praha; Walk downhill

Final chorus: ALL
When the Tour ends, when we split up
When we’re feeling sad
We simply remember our favourite things
And then we don’t feel so bad.

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