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About viviennemackie

Avid traveler, travel writer and photographer. In an earlier life I was a psychologist, but now am an ESL teacher. Very interested in multiculturalism, and how travel can expand one's horizons, understanding and tolerance.

Imperial Crypt (Kaisergruft), Vienna

The Imperial Crypt (Kaisergruft) of the PP Capuchins, or the Capuchin Crypt (Kapuzinergruft) There are a lot of photos for this, so please be patient and scroll through. And enjoy! This is below the Kapunziner Church (Kapuzinerkirche), or Capuchin Church, … Continue reading

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Eating in Vienna: Augustiner Keller

Augustiner Keller, Augustinerstrasse 1 We were staying at the Hotel Astoria Trend, on the corner of Kartner Strasse and Fuhrich Gasse, right in the heart of the Inner City: a grand old dame, with huge rooms, very nice, but very hot … Continue reading

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On To Vienna: the CAT

This CAT just “purrs” along Next we moved on from Sarajevo to Vienna, via Zagrab, on Croatian Air. Getting into Vienna downtown is really easy, because of the CAT (City Airport Train). Vienna’s CAT is an amazing service and the … Continue reading

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Lighter Moments in Sarajevo

Yes, there have been very dark moments in the history of Sarajevo and Bosnia, and many people are still suffering the effects of wars and conflicts. But, it’s not all doom and gloom. We had a fun time wandering around … Continue reading

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The Siege of Sarajevo, the Tunnel of Hope, and Sarajevo Roses

Tunnel of Hope/Tunel Spasa “The Place That Ended the 20th Century” Many guided tours in Sarajevo include the Tunnel of Hope and this has become one of the most visited sights of the Bosnian capital. People can go on their … Continue reading

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Sarajevo: Srebrenica Exhibition

Visiting this special exhibition was another step in our quest to try and understand the extremely complex and convoluted history of this whole area: the Balkans and the former Yugoslavia. A way to get a grasp on the civil and … Continue reading

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Museum of Sarajevo 1878-1918

Muzej Sarajeva, the Museum of Sarajevo 1878-1918 Entrance is 4 KM (Bosnian Convertible Mark), about US$ 2.25. This small museum is on a corner, right opposite the Latin Bridge. The Latin Bridge was built in the 16th century, and was … Continue reading

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Food in Sarajevo

When traveling, a large part of the fun and learning is finding out about, and sampling the local foods and drinks. We were only in Sarajevo for 2 days and nights, but we did manage to sample some of the … Continue reading

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Mostar: Doors and Windows

Oops! I should have posted this before we moved onto Sarajevo on our travels!! But, anyway, better late than never. As we wandered around Mostar, one of the things that really struck us was the variety of doors and windows, … Continue reading

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On To Sarajevo

The day we left Mostar, we’d arranged for Ermin to drive us to Sarajevo, a drive of a couple of hours. It’s a beautiful drive, past green mountains, and along the Neretva River part of the way, with lakes and … Continue reading

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