Monthly Archives: April 2014

Finding a Toilet

When traveling, there are a few key words you should know in the language of the country you are visiting. My husband will tell you that “beer” is one of those words, but “bathroom” tops my list. In Romania, it’s … Continue reading

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Saturday in the Park

A sunny day in Bucharest today after a couple of cloudy, misty days. What better way to enjoy the sunshine than heading to the largest park in town — Parcul Herastrau? It is my favorite spot in Bucharest thus far … Continue reading

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BYOB to Bucuresti, Baby

After the stunning architecture of Prague and the majestic beauty of the Bavarian Alps, my initial impression of Bucharest is tepid. It’s a city in transition. The old, dirty physical remnants of communism Ceausescu-style haven’t been washed away. Amid the … Continue reading

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Riding the Rails

Prior to traveling in Europe, the closest I ever got to riding the rails was listening to Johnny Cash. “I hear the train a comin’. It’s comin’ round the bend…” Electric trains are much quieter than Johnny’s choo-choos. That’s a … Continue reading

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Roadtripping to Cinderella’s Castle

Once upon a time there were four travelers from a faraway land. They were visiting the snowy mountains and castles surrounding Berchtesgaden when they heard grand tales of a majestic castle perched atop a mountain west of them. They determined … Continue reading

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The Salt Mines

The third time is definitely the charm. Yesterday, we went to tour an ice cave only to discover it was closed until May 1. This morning we headed to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. It too was closed; though I could see … Continue reading

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A Czech Odyssey

We left Prague at 9:33 this morning headed for Linz, Austria where we were to change trains for Salzburg. According to our plan, we would arrive in Salzburg around 2:30 p.m. Plenty of time to get in a little sightseeing. … Continue reading

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