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From Bratislava to Budapest

From Bratislava to Budapest

Over the past few days we traversed the distance between Vienna and Budapest, with a stop in Bratislava. Never having been to a Slavic country before, I was surprised at the beauty of both Slovakia and Hungary. Bratislava We enjoyed an afternoon stroll (in the pouring rain) through the old town of Bratislava. The architecture was an interesting mixture of buildings erected throughout the ages, including their time behind the iron curtain. But, the old town section was charming, and…

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Of Body Bags and Peanut Clusters

Of Body Bags and Peanut Clusters

(Otherwise known as the joys of traveling.) SO, I recently had to fly up to the bay area for a family event. (Reference my post about reflections). I chose an airline because of price and schedule, rather than comfort or miles. The actual flight experience was quite good. Perhaps because I had low expectations, I was pleasantly surprised. Both flights were efficient, fast, and to the point. No frills. But, that’s what I paid for. Great People Watching One of…

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Final day…

Final day…

Well, the last day is here. It’s hard to believe an entire seven-day cruise has come to an end so quickly. Weather on the California Coast has been absolutely beautiful, partly cloudy skies and gentle breezes all the way. Today we are in Ensenada, Mexico and from my cabin I can hear the gulls crying and the sea lions barking. Nothing seems real; that other life I have seems so far away right now. Why a Cruise? I began talking…

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Packing Day has Arrived

Packing Day has Arrived

It’s Packing Day! At my house packing day is almost as exciting as Christmas. For two travelaholics, who have waited months for a trip to come into range, the reappearance of the suitcases feels exactly like waiting for Santa. Different Travelers/Different Styles I know people who throw together their clothes in a late night frenzy of laundry activity. Running the washing machine, scouring bathroom cabinets, and finally putting a giant pile of rumpled clothing in a case too small to…

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