CROATIA: Land Of A Thousand Islands

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments
CROATIA: Land Of A Thousand Islands

I have almost two weeks to spend in Croatia, and I begin my journey in Zagreb, the capital city. I was gratified to find my hostel to be perfectly located and equipped with excellent air-conditioning. The staff was incredibly helpful as well, and the walking tour gave me a good rundown on the city. It […]

SLOVENIA: Ljubliana: The Slavic Salzburg

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SLOVENIA: Ljubliana: The Slavic Salzburg

When we last left off, I was bitching about my experiences in Budapest. Thankfully my Fedex package came through so I was able to keep my appointment with Slovenia. I was almost out of Schengen country time, and might have had to skip it. Man am I glad that worked out! Ljubljana is the charming […]

BUDAPEST: Hate To Be A Pest – They Were Nazi Collaborators

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
BUDAPEST: Hate To Be A Pest – They Were Nazi Collaborators

I was quite unhappy to find out how thoroughly the Hungarians collaborated with the Nazis, as well as the fact that they played a part in one tenth of the deaths in the Holocaust. The people from Hungary who survived the Holocaust returned to find their homes looted, and even the bricks removed from their […]

SLOVAKIA: BRATISLAVA – Home of those “Wild and Crazy Guys”

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
SLOVAKIA: BRATISLAVA – Home of those “Wild and Crazy Guys”

The Fabulous Fictional Festrunk Brothers Yes, one of the most popular ongoing skits on Saturday Night Live in the early years was that of the fabulous Festrunk brothers, Yortuk and Georg, from Bratislava played by Dan Akroyd and Steve Martin. Funny, I was in a hat shop today, and found the same hats that they […]

AUSTRIA: Vienna – Mozart, Strauss, and Klimt

Posted by on Jul 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
AUSTRIA: Vienna – Mozart, Strauss, and Klimt

I hit Vienna in the middle of a heat wave so that killed some of my sightseeing, but I did manage to take in some of the essentials. All in all, I had a rewarding visit, but I barely scratched the surface of this vibrant and expansive city. Thankfully, I had booked a nice guesthouse […]

AUSTRIA: Salzburg – The Sound of Music

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments
AUSTRIA: Salzburg – The Sound of Music

Needless to say after my time in Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich I was kind of Hitlered out. What better way to flush the Third Reich out of your system than a visit to the city that was the inspiration for the movie “The Sound of Music”. I was a child of eight when the film […]

GERMANY: Munich – Birthplace Of Octoberfest

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GERMANY: Munich – Birthplace Of Octoberfest

I’m sorry to inform you that there is going to be more Hitlery stuff to deal with, but there will be beer and fantasy castles as well. We’re going to wrap up Germany on a high note before we move on to Salzburg. The Old Town Hall Statue Of St. Mary – The Swedes warned […]