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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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Eating in Dubrovnik: Lady Pi-Pi

Lady Pi-Pi: Named after a voluptuous, very graphic statue at the entrance. Rod and I had been to Lady Pi-Pi on our last visit to Dubrovnik, on the recommendation of our apartment landlady. We loved it, for many reasons, and wanted to … Continue reading

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Staying in Dubrovnik

In Dubrovnik we stayed at Eddie’s Sea View Rooms, Old Town. The rooms are in an old house, just outside the main city walls, by the Pile Gate (main entrance into the old walled city). On a previous visit we … Continue reading

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One of the World’s Smallest Churches

  (My apologies to everyone for the longish break in posting here. Our holiday season was hectic, but fun, with extended family and no free time!) Split: A wonderfully evocative space In the north walls, not far from the Gold … Continue reading

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Ribca: Last Stop in Ljubljana

Ribca: A Fantastic Fish Meal in Ljubljana Ribca means ‘fish’ in Slovenian. This lovely riverside place is almost literally on the water, under the first stretch of market colonnade as you approach from the Triple Bridge side. Look for a … Continue reading

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Classic Slovenian Desserts

Classic Lake Bled and Slovenian Desserts Lake Bled and Bled town have also become well-known for a special cake, which is advertised all over town. This is a cream cake called kremna rezina (KYAYM-nah ray-ZEE-nah). It’s a layer of cream … Continue reading

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Ice creams at Lake Bled

Part B: Eating an Icecream As I wrote earlier, Nath, Sonya and I ambled slowly all around Lake Bled one day, starting mid-morning, stopping for lunch at a café in Mlino. It was a hot day, but the shady path … Continue reading

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Prague, Also A City Of Music

The Streets are alive with the sound of music—truly Your toes will be tapping as you wander around Since the 9th century, Prague, strategically placed astride the Vlatava River (set to music in Smetana’s “Ma Vlast”), has been an important … Continue reading

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Prague’s Panorama Pergola

A City Vineyard and  Wine With a View Rod and I had found this by chance before on our last trip and were so impressed that we wanted to show Nath and Sonya. It was just as good and didn’t … Continue reading

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Auschwitz Photos

If anyone is interested and has time, here is the link to a fuller collection of photos from Auschwitz-Birkenau. It’s an interesting, but incredibly sobering story. As George Santayana, the Spanish-born philosopher and essayist (1863-1952) said.”The one who does not … Continue reading

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