Category Archives: Languages

Warsaw

It’s just a 2 hour train ride from Krakow to Warsaw and the journey is a relaxing one. The lush plains of central Poland are a patchwork of fields and ceramic tiled hamlets. What a lovely way to see the … Continue reading

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Bratislava, Slovakia

We thought it might be fun to float our way east and so we hopped aboard a catamaran ferry and stopped in Bratislava for a historically enlightening 4 hour tour with local guide Martin Sloboda, before continuing by train to … Continue reading

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High Culture in Vienna

One of the things about being married to an audiophile is the attention one learns to pay to sound — good, clear, harmonious sound. My husband loves music and along with his discerning musical palate his taste spans a wide … Continue reading

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Brussels

It’s only an hour by train from Brugges to Brussels and we decided the EU capital was worth an overnight stay so here we are, eating giant merangues, taking photos of Manneken-Pis (the peeing boy) along with every other tourist … Continue reading

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Cycling the Countryside

As mentioned in an earlier post, cycling is the preferred means of transportation for most in the Flemish lowlands. Our hotel stocks a good number of bikes so we borrowed 2 and rode along the canal toward Damme. The guidebook … Continue reading

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Vienna

24 hours in Vienna hardly seem enough but I am glad we decided to stop in. In fact, I have had 2 opportunities to visit Mozart’s birthplace but declined both for other reasons so I was determined to get here … Continue reading

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