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From Schnitzel to Strudel and Back Again

From Schnitzel to Strudel and Back Again

My time in Vienna draws to a close. I wait for my next adventure to begin, two weeks in England, enjoying the tastes of my childhood. But, as I sit here in the airport lounge, I find myself waxing nostalgic about the last two weeks. Impressions of Vienna Beauty. Art. Culture. History. Coffee. Sacher Torte. Apricots. Music. One of the best parts of travel is collecting memories. Living pictures in my mind I can visit at will. I am still…

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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: Schonbrunn and Schnitzel

Vienna: Schonbrunn and Schnitzel

Day Three and the eat-a-thon has commenced! Vienna might just be my favorite city in the world, at least for now.  There is something truly magical about this place.  Alleyways lead to tiny, picturesque doorways and cobblestone courtyards.  A thousand years of history sits at every street corner. Schonbrunn Palace We started our day with the Grand Tour of Schonbrunn.  Here’s another Rick Steves’ tip that worked like a charm.  Purchase the “Sisi Pass” online ahead of time.  It gave…

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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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Welcome to Vienna

Welcome to Vienna

So, I’m a few days late in starting my blog. Here’s a recap: San Diego to SFO, overnight with the in-laws (Hi Ma!) Then SFO – CDG – VIE.  It all sounds so easy … that is until you find yourself halfway through a 6 hour layover in Paris(CDG) when you’re jet-lagged and sleep deprived.  Then you alternate between feeling as though you’ll make it (barely) and feeling as though you will literally die standing up.  It’s during said six-hour…

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