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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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Reasons to get in and out of bed in Vienna.

So here’s the thing. I don’t really sleep even when I’m at home, so just imagine a nine-hour time leap and a culture/language barrier for someone who grew up in a farm town and never fully recovered. For me, pretty … Continue reading

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Or as I call it: the “noshmarkt”

Of the myriad of things I love about travel, one is discovery of people, places and things well known to everyone in the world except me. I am one of the most poorly traveled creatures on the planet (my TripAdvisor … Continue reading

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When words fail (and pictures, too).

We had decided to spend a few days in Vienna on our own before joining up with the tour group in Prague. Everything had to go exactly right. LAX –> CDG on time! CDG –>VIE on time! Red Cab, a … Continue reading

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Prologue.

We were out of pocket for most of September. Home now, and jet lag is finally in the rear view mirror. I can’t wait to tell you all about, but first I have to fill you in on the trip parameters. … Continue reading

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Sleeveless in Seattle

I dunno. Someone told me it rains there but they must have been mistaken. We spent four spectacular days bathed in sunshine and warm temperatures. No sleeves required. It was my first visit, so we worked hard to put the T … Continue reading

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