Category Archives: tourist

A Quick Visit to Vienna and Austria

(These events took place in September while we were on a Riverboat tour.)     With the Danube closed due to a broken lock, our vessel was moored in the middle of nowhere. Our visit to Vienna would  again have … Continue reading

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Just One of Those Days

Bratislava, Slovakia   I post this to let you know that not every travel day is full of sunshine and flowers.   It was just one of those days. A lot of little things went wrong. When you put it … Continue reading

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Budapest, First Impressions

Budapest!  To me the name rings with exotic chimes of mystery.  It is a place only seen in spy thrillers or read about in adventure stories.   Even as we drove in, our taxi driver proudly reamed off the names … Continue reading

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Swimming with Stingrays

I am so nervous!  I know hundreds of people swim with stingrays every day with no ill effects.  However, all I can think of is how the great animal lover, the Crocodile Hunter, died from the sting of a ray. … Continue reading

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Playing Tourist in Granada

Some places just seem to be built for tourism, and except for its lack of street signs and maze-like one way streets, Granada is one of them, especially after you ditch your car and explore on foot or public transit. … Continue reading

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