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Berlin - part 2, Museums

GERMANY | Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Views [584]

From my travels to other parts of the world I've known Berlin to hold some of the oldest and best archeological treasures in it's extensive museum collections, so our mission for our last day here was to explore some of them.  The major museums ... Read more >

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Berlin - part 1, Sightseeing

GERMANY | Saturday, 10 May 2014 | Views [637]

Ah, Berlin! Pleased to meet you! There's always an estranged familiarity with seeing with one's own eyes the images one has been party too for a life time. Television, movies, world news, history documentaries, magazines, books - you name it, Berlin ... Read more >

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Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC | Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Views [692]

It's always a bit hit-and-miss trying to synchronise with the weather and our sojourn in Prague broke even.  The train from Munich rolled it's way steadily through the farmland of southeast Germany and the forested woodlands of western Czech Republic, ... Read more >

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Munich and the Royal Castles

GERMANY | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Views [720] | Comments [1]

We managed to survive the first afternoon in this city named after it's 4th century monks (München) but only just! I think the snow in Innsbruck was a few degrees warmer than here! But as any good tourist does on coming to a new place, they get ... Read more >

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Innsbruck

AUSTRIA | Saturday, 3 May 2014 | Views [677]

We landed in the capital of Tirol after a train-bus-train shuffle from Villach, but even this inconvenience was carried out super-efficiently and offered a different look at the country.  The snow-capped mountains came closer the nearer we got to ... Read more >

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Villach

AUSTRIA | Friday, 2 May 2014 | Views [677]

By now, we've fine tuned our train-catching skills like a well-oiled German machine, and boarded the rail jet to Villach without a hitch. We chose this route south because it winds it's way through some beautifully scenic country. Steep precipitous mountains ... Read more >

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Vienna

AUSTRIA | Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | Views [636] | Comments [2]

We made good time to get to the train station early and settled in for the three hour ride to Vienna. The rail jet trains are more comfortable than the other one we tried, and reached speeds of up to 160kph. So the countryside zoomed past us for most ... Read more >

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Budapest hop-on hop-off tour

HUNGARY | Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | Views [658]

Folks, I'm so tired, I don't know how I can continue to entertain you with the delights we experienced today.  Budapest made up for yesterday's miserable weather with a superb display of spring time in Hungary, and we decided to kill three birds ... Read more >

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Budapest in the rain

HUNGARY | Sunday, 27 Apr 2014 | Views [743] | Comments [1]

Budapest remained cloudy with drizzling rain for most of the day, and that's probably not a bad way to describe our spirits, drizzling. But the hotel supplied ample information on tourist opportunities, as well as a good buffet breakfast, so we planned ... Read more >

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Brasov

ROMANIA | Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | Views [475]

It was a good thing we got to Brasov (pronounced Bra -shov) yesterday afternoon while the sun was out and town centre was packed with people enjoying the gorgeous spring day, because it has somehow turned into a soggy quagmire overnight. But at least ... Read more >

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Transylvanian Castles

ROMANIA | Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | Views [491]

Our Transylvanian Castles Tour took us a couple of hours out of Bucharest in a 12-seater coaster. We had the company of a group of elderly Belgians, a couple of Italian blokes and an American (or Canadian?) couple, and were guided by one of the natives ... Read more >

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Bucharest

ROMANIA | Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | Views [733] | Comments [4]

It's not one of the trendy 'must see' places in the world, but the thought of visiting Bran Castle, famous for being the one-time residence of Vlad the Impaler whose reputation spawned the Dracula myth created by Bram Stoker, was good enough to bring ... Read more >

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Munich, Germany

GERMANY | Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | Views [1011] | Comments [4]

When I arrived in Munich I found my hotel easily enough and settled in for the afternoon. My legs demanded I do a few miles so I hit the streets and stumbled across some grand old German buildings including the Feldherrnhalle in Odeonsplatz, some in ... Read more >

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Valleta Vacation

MALTA | Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Views [1071] | Comments [7]

Hi again folks :). I had a mishap with my last post from Malta due to the journal session timing out just before I saved it, so I was slightly peeved to say the least ´cos it was a ripping yarn, haha. I´ll try and recap for you now though. I spent a ... Read more >

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Go Go Gozo!

MALTA | Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | Views [1614] | Comments [6]

So where do Maltese people go for their holidays? Their sister island Gozo of course. Gozo is like a smaller, slower, less populated Malta with so much spectacular scenery packed into a small space. So I got picked up from my hotel and taken to the ferry ... Read more >

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Viva Malta!

MALTA | Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Views [1065] | Comments [1]

Viva Malta! That was the cry of the Maltese pirates before they stormed their enemy and sent them to Davy Jones Locker!  haharrr... Well after a delayed flight from Rome, I finally clocked into my Maltese hotel around midnight. The plane was delayed ... Read more >

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Rome, Italy, Part 2

ITALY | Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | Views [784] | Comments [5]

So I'm getting used to waking up tired even after a good night's sleep, but you have to push on so that's what I did. Fortunately, it wasn't raining but stayed overcast. After grabbing some breakfast at the train station, I caught the Metro down to see ... Read more >

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Rome, Italy, Part 1

ITALY | Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | Views [919] | Comments [1]

Ahhh Roma!! Centre of the (old) universe, hehe. Well, my hotel wasn't too far from the train station and I didn't get badly lost trying to find it, so I was off to a good start :).  Having mastered the Metro train systems in Russia (cough cough), I was ... Read more >

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Florence, Italy

ITALY | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | Views [607] | Comments [2]

Ok I blame the new moon on my Venice ramblings, so its a good thing Florence improved my mood :). Still a little overwhelmed by churches and history which I know nothing about, I couldn't helped be awed by the Basilica St Mary (she's popular in these ... Read more >

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Ceske Krumlov and more trains

CZECH REPUBLIC | Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | Views [806] | Comments [5]

Well it seems I´ve spent most of the past couple of days navigating around the local train system! I finally got on the train to Ceske Krumlov, a small town in the south of Czech Republic, and the ride wasn´t too exciting except for the obligatory passport ... Read more >

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