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About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.

Pack your bags: Prague to Regensburg.

So this was the moment we’d been waiting for: someone else was going to lug around our luggage! I know, I know. How can that even be a deal? You just heft that overstuffed carry-on in and out of the … Continue reading

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Traveling with the herd.

Oh they are smart, these Tauck professionals. They could tell some of us were outliers, the nervous renegades at the edge of the herd, snorting and stomping at the idea of being rounded up. So they gentled us in to … Continue reading

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Never say never: two loners join a group tour.

We aren’t exactly well traveled, but we travel well together. The CE and I have a travel rhythm that works for us. I am the scout, researching and planning. He is the explorer, bravely heading out into new territory to … Continue reading

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Real-Time Travel.

A break in the action. Yes, I know the blog is in Prague, but in real time, we are just back from NYC and it was glorious. Fall in New York is sublime; arriving late fall was a bit like … Continue reading

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King of the Castles: Česky Krumlov

Where in the world were we? We’d barely scratched the surface of Prague, but our time there was short (too short!) so off we went on a day trip. In this land of umlauts, carons and alarming strings of consonants … Continue reading

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Prague-ability: 100%

Would we like Prague? For reasons unknown, in my mind’s eye I had conjured a place of dark, narrow medieval streets, a city suited to woodcut illustrations. So my expectations were low as we alit from the train at Praha … Continue reading

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A Night at the Staatsoper.

It was the icing on the cake. Or, rather, perhaps, the schlag on the sachertorte. On our last night in Vienna, we had tickets to the opera! Originally completed in 1869 as the Vienna Court Opera, and renamed the Vienna … Continue reading

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