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Vienna: The Adventure Continues

Vienna: The Adventure Continues

Disclaimer before I write any more — I don’t mean for this post to sound pretentious, but there is a high likelihood that it will . . . Crystal River Cruises We checked out of our hotel and check into the Crystal Mozart, Crystal Cruises first riverboat. So, this might be the most luxurious trip I’ve been on. We were met at the dock by an uniformed staff member, complete with top hat and tails. Check in consisted of a…

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Vienna . . . Day Two

Vienna . . . Day Two

I’m sitting here at the end of another magical day in Vienna, sipping a glass of white wine, quite content with myself.  We awoke this morning to the delightful sounds of a thunderstorm.  Heavy rain drops pelted against our window panes lulling us back to a warm, cozy sleep. Hofburg Palace But when we finally did rise, the Hofburg Palace called.  The spectacular opulence of the Hapsburgs laid out before us.  Jewels and furs, ornate furnishing and the remnants of…

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