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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 […]

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 […]

Beautiful Amsterdam

Beautiful Amsterdam

Posted from Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. Amsterdam wasn’t what I expected. Anyone who who’s been to this famous Dutch town knows what I’m talking about. I’d seen the photos and I’d heard the stories. I was expecting Amsterdam to be filled with potheads and prostitutes lurking in alleys like some grim Tim Burton movie.  If there […]

Iceland stopover

Iceland stopover

Just south of the Arctic Circle, in the middle of the north Atlantic lays Iceland, an old country filled with vikings, volcanoes, and sheep. This northern land is most recently famous for the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 that caused air traffic chaos, but it has other claims of fame like singer Björk, and the Blue Lagoon, […]

the grand sites of Rome

the grand sites of Rome

Posted from Rome, Lazio, Italy. My final day in the Eternal City was reserved for seeing the grand sites of Rome. It was early May, 24 degrees, and the sun was ever so bold. The weather was holding out perfectly for more walking. And walk I did, already clocking some 48,000 steps on my Vivofit the past two […]

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 […]

visiting the Vatican Museums and beneath

visiting the Vatican Museums and beneath

Posted from Vatican City, Lazio, Italy. My three days in Rome began with the Vatican Museums. I’m not a religious person, but … when in Rome. My Airbnb host made me promise the night before that I would get a proper Roman breakfast before I headed to the Vatican. By proper, she meant a cappuccino […]

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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 […]