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2016 Germany / Austria / Hungary Travel Blog

Spa Day

I chose the Gellert Baths because they are on the Buda side just a few tram stops south of me. They also have i door and outdoor pools. I couldn’t have been happier with my choice as I arrived just before 9:00 am and there still weren’t very many people there. For $20.76 you get […]

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2016 Germany / Austria / Hungary Travel Blog

Pest Side

Well just two days left for this adventure and I am going to go at a much slower pace and relax. After sleeping in, a later breakfast it’s over to the pest side again and to Budapest city park. It lies at the end of Andrassy Utca, Budapest’s Champs Elysees, with Hero’s Square, several museums, […]

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2016 Germany / Austria / Hungary Travel Blog

Sântana, Romania

Well I got up early and caught the bus to Pest at 6:45 this morning. I arrived at Hertz at 7:10 and by 7:30 I was in on the road to Romania. On the edge of town I pulled into a McDonalds to get some coffee as I did nit have my first cup yet. […]

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2016 Germany / Austria / Hungary Travel Blog

Pest Day

After breakfast I grabbed the 16 bus, which is the only one off Buda that crosses the bridge into Pest. After arriving I had a little time to walk around and then meet the tour group for a walking tour. We started in Pest and ended right by my Hilton on Buda hill. It was […]

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Arrival Budapest

Left Vienna this morning on a train at 9:42 heading to Budapest. If I have a regret it is that I needed one more day in Vienna. These wonderful old cities of Europe have so much that they need, at a minimum 4 days or 5 nights. I have 5 nights in Budapest and I […]

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Vienna Rain Day/ Lipizzaners

Well it was raining quite nicely this morning so after breakfast it was out the door to do some indoors activities. I took the U-bahn to the Hofburg Palace to catch the Royal Lipizzaners go through their morning exercise. It started at 10:00 and I arrive about 9:15. That was just right because 5 minutes […]

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St. Stephens – Schönbrunn Palace

Well I was in bed early and awoke a little before 8:00 and ready to do Vienna again. Down to breakfast at 9:00 and out the door to the Zentrum Friedhof (central cemetery). It is about a 20 minute tram ride out to the east side of town. This is a large cemetery with many […]

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Vienna

Well I arose just before 8:00 so I got my sleep in for my age. Breakfast down stairs at the restaurant and out the door to Karlplatz. I found this web site called big boy tours and they have walking guides with maps for cities all over the world. I gave it a try and […]

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Berchtesgaden

Well I actually got into bed before 10:00 last night and I must have been tired because I fell fast to sleep. I awoke just before 7:00 and felt rather energetic so after I found a Starbucks and downed a latte with a cinnamon bun I said what the hell, let’s go to Berchtesgaden. I […]

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Hallstatt

After staying up till midnight blogging and finally falling to sleep around 1:00 am I did not wake up until 8:57. I knew that cappuccino would do that besides, I am on vacation so should I nit be able to sleep in. After going to a bakery for a cinnamon roll I took a short […]

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Salzburg

It was raining this morning when I left Munich but, let up shortly after leaving. Train was packed and I finally found a seat next to three cute young ladies from Beijing. They were just doing a day trip to Salzburg and heading back to Munich tonight. By the the time I arrived in Salzburg […]

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Munich – BMW / Olympiapark

Todays the last full day in Munich and I headed up to Olympic Park site of the 1972 games. Unlike what has happen to many ex-olympic venues Munich has beautifully maintain the facilities and grounds. People use the grounds for walking, hiking, jogging, boating, picnicking, etc. I did climb the hill that looks over the […]