Tag Archives: austria

Bratislava

Bratislava?  No it is not some variation of Bratwurst, it is the capital of Slovakia.  Still confused?  Slovakia borders Austria in the Northeast, and Vienna and Bratislava are the two closest capitals in the world at just 40 miles apart. … Continue reading

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The crown jewels

OK, so not quite “the” crown jewels of The United Kingdom that just simply can’t be matched; I’m taking the crown jewels of Austria. I figured I couldn’t leave Vienna without seeing them as I have hit just about every … Continue reading

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Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace dates back to the Middle Ages and was once just a hunting grounds for the Austrian rich and famous (back in the 1500’s!).  It is located about 20 minutes outside of Vienna and is accessible by train (€1.80 … Continue reading

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Lipizzaners!

Charles IV, of the Hapsburg empire, held titles over many countries of Europe back in his day.  At one time he was King of Spain and subsequently moved to Vienna, Austria to assume title of Emperor when his brother died. … Continue reading

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Wien, Österreich

Vienna, Austria! I arrived late last night and am in one of the strangest hotel rooms I have ever stayed in. There is a slight circus theme to the room in that it has a large mural of various carnies … Continue reading

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A list of my travels

Here is a list of the countries / nations / territories that I have visited, I may have forgotten one or two!   I have been on multi-day hiking and biking trips in many of these countries and have ridden a … Continue reading

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