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Flannel and Fur. Saint Petersburg! II

Once again we awoke to a (partially) sunny day, and with a full agenda. Breakfast accomplished in under 20 minutes, we set out for the Peter and Paul Fortress, its highlight being the Cathedral and the burial place of all but two Russian Tsars. Tour group swarms were light, the good part; but they were rather obnoxious in how easily they became agitated with those of us independent travelers who wished to view the highlights of the cathedral.

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Flannel and Fur. Saint Petersburg! I

This first morning dawned…sunny! We put ourselves together and hurried to the morning meal. Breakfast is the one meal I seldom look forward to at home because all of us take a different approach to the start of the day, so it’s either three preparations or someone is left unsatisfied. When we travel, though, I can have salmon and cucumbers; Tony can have fried eggs and bacon, and everyone is happy.

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Flannel and Fur. Saint Petersburg! Arrival.

No need for the former, and most glad I brought the latter.

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Autumn along the Istrian Peninsula

Tony had a repeat work trip in Trieste, a city we both appreciate for its coastal location (translation: seafood!). The plan had been to drive down for the weekend, and then I would drive back to Vienna on Monday while Tony carried on with his work matters.

We know how that plan went to pot.

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Gans Burgenland by Bicycle

Cycling between the little wine villages of Burgenland.

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The Annie Leibovitz of Austria

Except that Annie never had to hide.

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Anecdotes on Austria. Extra Special Edition

You already know the topic.

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Lichtenštenjnské Stezky! A Revisit!

A fairy tale-like cycling route in southern Moravia.

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Art, Archives, and Boring Beef Tartare. Long Night of the Museum!

As Lisle remarked about her father, Captain von Trapp,  “He’s a big naval hero. He was even decorated by the emperor.” 

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