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Tails From the Vienna Woods

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Wien

Traditions: Fleischerei. The local butcher. Having spent numerous Saturdays walking with my grandmother to her preferred butcher, I certainly appreciate the couple of locales that I frequent here in Vienna.

Fleischerei Ringl has been at this location since 1924, a testimony to their quality (Herr Ringl makes the sausages himself) from free range animals on Waldviertel farms. And like any savvy business,  in order to maintain their success they keep abreast of their customer’s changing palates with offers like the “Extrawurst Ohne Mehl” (a gluten-free sandwich meat kind of, sort of, like American bologna), but still offer classics like “Rindfleisch Gelee” (beef aspic).

Gemeindebau in Mariahilf

I write that this was not a terribly interesting walkabout.

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Lemons and Limes and Oranges

On the day before we departed for Minsk we elected to remain close to home because, well, procrastination meant that we had not even opened a suitcase, much less put anything into it,  so we perhaps could not idle away the entire day.

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Hiking and Schnitzeling. Not Quite as Planned.

At least there was Schnitzel.

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Repatriation

3 Countries.

16 Days.

1 Cracked iPhone face.

72 Travel Hours, including more time in Dubai Airport than any traveler deserves.

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Hiking and Schnitzeling. CTF Gets His Pommes!

And gets to walk in mud, slosh through puddles, and eat the last remnants of snow on the Mostalpen.

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Hiking and Schnitzeling. The New Season Begins

Plot Twist. There was no Schnitzel!

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Party in the Prunksaal

The Austrian National Library celebrates 650 years, and they have unearthed quite a few treasures for this year-long celebration exhibition to share in the State Hall. The exhibit is truly a treasury of knowledge.

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China Meets Austria

So much music.

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