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Salzburg: and its music

Salzburg: and its music

Posted from Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria. If Salzburg has one claim to fame it’s being the setting for the Sound of Music. It’s next claim is being the birth place of Mozart. This little Austrian town sits on the edge of the Alps just over the border from Germany. It’s a short trip from Munich, being […]

Munich: and so much beer

Munich: and so much beer

Posted from Munich, Bavaria, Germany. I’ve been planning on visiting Germany for years, but I could never get out of the airport. I’d have connecting flights in Hamburg, Munich, orFrankfurt, but that’s all the interaction I’d get with this country. But then the opportunity presented itself. Following a trip to Egypt, which you can read […]

rainy Bocas del Toro

rainy Bocas del Toro

Posted from Bocas del Toro Province, Provincia de Bocas del Toro, Panama. Bocas, oh Bocas. Why oh why did you rain on me Bocas? Really. It was a bit much. The surge in Bocas del Toro was unusually high. A system was moving through that created bigger than normal waves, so a few surfers from […]

Lovely León

Lovely León

Posted from León, León Department, Nicaragua. After arriving rather late in León after 17 or 18 hours on the road, we were write-offs for the first night. There was some kind of a party going on in the bar at our hostel, but I think I was passed out by 10 p.m. The next day, however, […]

magical Egypt

magical Egypt

Posted from Giza Governorate, Egypt. We were packed into the van, glued to the windows like children at a candy shop. Our tour leader, Islam (yes, that’s his name,) was giving us advice and information about what would happen and how things work, but it was difficult to pay attention. The medley of traffic was […]

roaming the streets of Rome

roaming the streets of Rome

Posted from Rome, Lazio, Italy. The streets of Rome in the morning are spectacular. The cobblestoned passageways are virtually empty, void of the people from the previous evening, though the party favours litter the streets. The sun creeps over the high buildings, conjuring fantasies of bygone eras, and characters my imagination insists once existed. All but […]

sanctuary of truth

sanctuary of truth

Posted from Pattaya, Chon Buri, Thailand. The Sanctuary of Truth is an all wood structure reaching 105m high. The carvings’ influences are mainly Buddhist and Hindi, taking from ancient stories and culture from parts of Asia. The four corners/towers have sculptures from ancient Thai, Khmer, Chinese and Indian beliefs and religions. From the website, “The purposes […]

a month in QT

a month in QT

Posted from Queenstown Hill, Otago, New Zealand. “It’s share-ee,” I announciate for the two thousandth time. Some battles are not worth the fight. My name is now “Shiri.” And somehow I have begun to speak in British phrases, which is understandable considering how many poms are here, but also kind of befuddling considering I’m so far […]

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Vienna

Posted from Address not found. The train ride from Salzburg to Vienna is a short journey. There are a few train stations in Vienna, with trains departing and arriving from different locations. I wasn’t sure where my ticket would leave me, but the transportation system in the city is excellent and very straight forward to […]