Monthly Archives: July 2016

Vaduz

Since Luxembourg was a gorgeous, worthwhile place to visit, I figured Liechtenstein would be too. Ha, not so much.  Unless Liechtenstein happens to be conveniently located on your driving route (which it was for us between Austria and Switzerland), this principality is … Continue reading

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Rosshutte Seefeld King’s Trail

Hiking in Dachstein. Check. Driving on Grossglockner. Check. Last but not least, a hike in Tirol near Innsbruck! In order to avoid a mishap like in Dachstein, I double checked the route and thoroughly planned our transportation options.  The only … Continue reading

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Grossglockner High Alpine Road

It is said that a drive on Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a must on anyone’s itinerary in Austria. The pricy toll of €35 per vehicle with the addition of iffy weather made me grimace, but we took the chance anyway … Continue reading

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Dachstein

With all the countless mountains and trails scattered throughout Austria, choosing a mountain range to hike turned out to be quite the difficult task.  I don’t know what drew me to the Dachstein.  The easily accessible chair lift to the … Continue reading

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Vienna (and Melk)

Rich, prosperous, and musically legendary, Vienna definitely has a lot to be proud of.  As Austria’s largest city (consisting a population of 2.6 million in the metropolitan area, nearly 1/3 of the entire country!), Vienna offers plenty to do for its … Continue reading

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Bratislava

Compared to its neighboring capital cities of Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary, Slovakia’s capital city of Bratislava lacks the metropolitan feel but brims with pleasant charm.  Hey, at least Bratislava does not fit the description from the movie Eurotrip—those post-communist … Continue reading

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Budapest

As I strolled along the Danube promenade and gazed in all directions at the monumental cityscape and architectural wonders, I found it hard to believe that I was still in eastern Europe.  And what a wonderful reminder that was, because … Continue reading

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