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Month: May 2011

Hungary

Tuesday, May 31 We arrived in Budapest late yesterday afternoon. When you’ve been on the road for a month, you tend to lose track of days, dates, etc. and we somehow wound up here a day early for our hotel Read more…


Let’s hear it for Mr. Clean Jeans

Aloha Friday Morning, May 27 Dragging a suitcase full of dirty clothing, we’re off via metro and tram to the laundry center. At this moment, just about all the clothing we brought along is tumbling in the dryer and it’s Read more…


Will they have any of those plump little sausages in a can?

Tuesday, May 24th Judging by the station signs, I’d say we’ve just crossed into Austria on our way to Vienna (Wien). Gone are the Ceskys and in are the haufs and burgs. Hotel Konvice, our home for Monday evening, was Read more…


Go early, avoid the crowds.

One of the reasons this trip was planned to begin in early May was because we’d hoped to avoid some of the crowds associated with summer tourist season. The success of that logic has been less than stellar.  It’s is Read more…


Technical difficulty

Monday, May 23 Today we’re on the way from Praha to Cesky Krumlov with a change of trains in Ceske Budejovice. About a half hour before reaching our connection point we were told the train was stopping for ‘technical reasons’ Read more…


‘dem bones, ‘dem bones, ‘dem dry bones

Sunday, May 22, 2011 Keeping on top of this blogging stuff is hard. Other than for sleeping, we just haven’t spent a lot of time in the hotel rooms Laurel so painstakingly researched. Today, however, has been a departure. Up Read more…


International incidences

On our foreign travels we seem to create some sort of international incident on an almost daily basis. This is generally quite inadvertent and as a rule, we have no idea what we’ve done to create the situation. In Warsaw Read more…


Bye to Poland

Tuesday, May 17 It’s hard to write anything about Auschwitz that hasn’t already been written. The two things that probably got to me the most were the piles of children’s shoes in the first camp and the unimaginable vastness of Read more…


5-4-3-2-1-Back to the salt mine?

Monday, May 16 Being in Europe is fab, but for a good portion of today, my body was in Poland, but my heart was in Florida. Space Shuttle Endeavour  lifted off on its final mission and we were supposed to Read more…


A castle in the rain

Sunday, 15 May Wawel, atop the only significant hill in this rather planar portion of Poland, is the site of the Royal Castle and a cathedral and it was our first destination for this cool and rainy day. Wawel, like Read more…