inside austria: hallstatt in the rain

hallstatt waiting for the ferry
 

it was raining when the bus dropped us off by the train station where a ferry would take us across the lake to hallstatt, a small village in the salzkammergut region of austria.

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July 23, 2014 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

wordless wednesday: a balancing act

salzburg street performer
location: salzburg, austria
 

July 22, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

inside austria: in the land of mozart

austria map
 

we left germany on a good note by having a picnic lunch in the park at the foot of the tegelberg mountain in schwangau. several of us went for a ride on the park’s luge course barrelling down the stainless steel track on a wheeled bobsled. it felt great to be like a kid again.

from schwangau, we headed to salzburg, austria, the birthplace of wolfgang amadeus mozart. the drive took about six hours. it included a 45-minute break for the driver and the much-needed bathroom relief for the rest of us at a motorway service station.

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July 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm Leave a comment

inside germany: the neuschwanstein castle

neuschwanstein castle
 
on our last day in germany, we visited the 19th century neuschwanstein castle in the village of hohenschwangau in southwest bavaria.

located on top of the hill overlooking the village, it was built by king ludwig ii of bavaria as a personal refuge and in honor of his favorite composer, richard wagner.

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July 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm 6 comments

happy birthday, america!

happy birthday, America!
location: spotted on the highway leading to bruges, belgium
 

July 1, 2014 at 8:23 pm 3 comments

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