Monthly Archives: May 2013

Vienna-Paris

       I haven’t been to Paris in years, yet one thing you can still count on: they don’t know how to make bad food.  I step into a smoke filled bar (yes, the French love their Galouise, unfortunately) and sit … Continue reading

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Austria: You can tell a lot about a place by…

How dog-friendly they are-Vienna gets bonus points on this score.  I have seen dogs everywhere.  They are allowed in the city parks, on the trains, and even in the hotel lobbies.  Big dogs, little yappers, doesn’t matter.  They sit at … Continue reading

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Biking in Austria: A wine tasting adventure

           I am riding down an ancient byway in the medieval jewel of a town known as Krems in the Wachau Valley of Austria, and life just doesn’t get much better than this.  Occasionally, a view of the Danube … Continue reading

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Chocolate, Switchblades, and the Opera: Just another day in Austria

Opera La Traviata is nearing its climax, and Violetta is singing her final aria.  No, she isn’t a fat lady at all, in fact she’s kind of hot, and I don’t want her to die, even though it’s taken her … Continue reading

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Ah, Vienna!

  I had forgotten how much I love this city. I am walking down the Kartner Strasse, Vienna’s grand pedestrian boulevard linking the Opera House to its piece de resistance, the mighty St Stephen’s Cathedral, a 12th century architectural tour … Continue reading

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Hiking Northern Spain-The Way of Saint James: Santiago

         Well, I made it.  I am in the great 12th century Cathedral in Santiago, and I must admit, he end of the journey is somewhat of an anti-climax.  Yes, I have fallen to my knees in prayer.  After all, … Continue reading

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Hiking Northern Spain-The Way of Saint James: Pedrouzo

          I feel like I am running to keep up with Gail, who I’ve been with almost all morning.  It is, once again, raining and/or cloudy, but my knee feels great.  I have been told that I can … Continue reading

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