Category Archives: travel

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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The Magic of Budapest at Night

  Looking for magic?  Go to Budapest at night!  Go for a stroll, tram ride, or (best of all) river cruise.  The city is transformed!    Lights guild the the city.   All those fantastic, beautiful buildings are flooded with … 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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Wanderers in Naples

Or: Bambinos in the Woods Today we explored a new to us city: Napoli. For me it was a completely fresh experience especially since, I blush to admit, I haven’t been in Italy since 1982, and that was during one … 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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Moorish Baths… Very “More-ish”

Or:  Going with the Flow   “Oh, dear!  This isn’t the right street.  We’ve gone too far!”   My main beef with Granada is that for a tourist centred town, they sure don’t put up many street name signs.  B, … Continue reading

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