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Tails From the Vienna Woods

In Search of Wildschwein

Two visits within one week, and the only Wildschwein spotted was a stuffed specimen at the nature center.

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The Collecting Craze of the Hapsburgs

But did it all spark joy is the larger question.

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Anecdotes on Austria

Lots of good stuff in this edition.

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Epicurious Adventures

Plenty of yum.

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Hiking & Schnitzeling. Oh Perchtoldsdorf, You Disappoint

Though not because of the hiking.

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An Easter Market in a Castle

Though I am not as inspired by Easter markets in the same way I am by Christmas markets, a market in a castle is another matter.

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Hiking & Schnitzeling. Routine Feels Good

The day following Tony’s return from Pakistan we turned ourselves over to the Vienna Woods. Four and five days in beautiful and green; and crowded and dusty Pakistan was extraordinary, but we were craving Austrian fresh air. Or perhaps we just did not want to deal with our exploded suitcases.

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Dangerous Days in Pakistan. One Final Day

Rawalpindi. If this shopping Mecca does not carry it, then you do not need it.

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Dangerous Days in Pakistan. 3.000 Years of History

Originally I had thought Peshawar would make for a wonderful, if long, day trip from Islamabad, but common sense prevailed and I scaled back this day’s plan to Wah Gardens and Taxila.

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