Monthly Archives: July 2012

Home Again, Home again

As we touch down in Vancouver, the planeload of people reward the pilot with a round of applause, a rare and pleasing reaction to a long, but fairly civilized flight.  Fortunately, this model of airplane was equipped with more modern … Continue reading

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Last hours in Wien

  I wake up at an early hour due yet another incoming storm.  Fortunately, by the time I get up, it has done its duty and moved on, leaving my travel day less hot and humid while towing my luggage … Continue reading

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Belvedere Visit

Sunday, July 8 After narrowing down all the things on my ‘to do’ list today, I decide on visiting the famous Baroque gardens belonging to the Belvedere Palace.  On the way, I come across a memorial with Russian writing celebrating … Continue reading

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Vienna day

Saturday, July 7 The day’s forecast called for storms, but this was the first time rain did not dampen the city so I spent much of it on foot exploring the city.  Navigating the neighbourhoods with their curving streets is … Continue reading

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The Art of Painting

Friday, July 6 I wake up at 9 AM, my first sleep-in of the entire trip.  I decide to take it easy and read up a bit more on Vienna before I explore it.  I have breakfast at Café Einstein … Continue reading

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Betwixt Between Day

Thursday July 5   Today is one of just travel and waiting with some baited breath.  I wake up early to a storm which rolls in once again early in the morning.  Surprisingly I fall back to sleep.  The palace, … Continue reading

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To the Manor bound

Wednesday, July 4th To the Manor bound  I arise and check out of the hotel early, enjoying another big breakfast to last me through the day and my travels.  I follow the train directions to a T and to my … Continue reading

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