Now in Vienna there’s Ten Pretty Women

Now in Vienna there’s Ten Pretty Women
This entry is part 21 of 23 in the series Legends, Bohemians & Bratwurst - Europe 2013

27 August 2013 The image has gone only you and I It means nothing to me This means nothing to me Oh, Vienna My daughter made me promise to do the full chorus of this Ultravox song. Hand movements, and all. I’m not sure whether I pulled it off quite successfully, but I certainly did…

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Monday morning couldn’t guarantee…

Monday morning couldn’t guarantee…
This entry is part 20 of 23 in the series Legends, Bohemians & Bratwurst - Europe 2013

26 August 2013 They always say that you should keep your passports safe when travelling. Of course you have to. As long as  you remove them from the safe place, before you continue your journey to a new city. I guess I figured I would fabricate a manic Monday, in sympathy with my colleagues, who…

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Made like spiderwebs of steel…

Made like spiderwebs of steel…
This entry is part 19 of 23 in the series Legends, Bohemians & Bratwurst - Europe 2013

25 August 2013 There’s nowt as queer as folk… At breakfast this morning, I wondered whether I might like to do some studies in the line of human behaviour. I find the way people behave quite fascinating. In Berlin, I watched how some tourists made themselves some lunchtime snacks from the free ingredients provided at…

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Das Schifflein fährt auf den Wellen so sacht…

Das Schifflein fährt auf den Wellen so sacht…
This entry is part 18 of 23 in the series Legends, Bohemians & Bratwurst - Europe 2013

24 August 2013 Breakfast in Poland, Lunch in Slovakia, Dinner in Hungary. We’re traveling to Budapest via Slovakia. A country that I never thought I could add to my list of countries I have been to. The trip takes as over the Tatra mountains, the highest range of mountains that form part of the Carpathian…

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The Child needs a helping hand….

The Child needs a helping hand….
This entry is part 17 of 23 in the series Legends, Bohemians & Bratwurst - Europe 2013

23 August 2013. Friday. Wherever did the week disappear to? This morning we get a city tour of Krakow. And yet again, I get to learn things that I would never otherwise have known. Our first stop is a bit of a surprise stop. I knew about Schindler, but because we don’t really do movies,…

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Drink to the Salt of the Earth…

Drink to the Salt of the Earth…
This entry is part 16 of 23 in the series Legends, Bohemians & Bratwurst - Europe 2013

22 August 2013 The travel day ritual. Suitcases out, breakfast, bus. We set off early, because we have to get somewhere well before twelve. The Black Madonna as Jasna Góra Monastery in Czestochowa takes a rest from midday, for the rest of the day.  So best you get there early.  We get there with little…

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Staying home to watch the rain…

Staying home to watch the rain…
This entry is part 15 of 23 in the series Legends, Bohemians & Bratwurst - Europe 2013

21 August 2013. Perfect weather for ducks…. We started our day with a tour of the city with the local guide. We are all rather skeptical, considering the rainy weather. Our first stop is a statue of Chopin in the beautiful gardens of the Royal Baths Park. The statue depicts Chopin under a willow tree….

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All in all…..

All in all…..
This entry is part 14 of 23 in the series Legends, Bohemians & Bratwurst - Europe 2013

20 August 2013. Big Day. Special Day. Birth Day. The initial reason for our trip was because of today. Niel’s birthday. And the first things that confirmed the intention, were two very special concert tickets. I had no way of selecting anything more than just a general area in which I would like the tickets…

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An August Summer Night….

An August Summer Night….
This entry is part 13 of 23 in the series Legends, Bohemians & Bratwurst - Europe 2013

19 August 2013. Punctuality – that thing that Germans are extremely pedantic about. We are taken on a tour around Berlin with a local guide. Twice, we get reprimanded because we are not all on the bus at the correct time. Our guide, a bit of a German Mr. Bean, has a dry German sense…

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I am the Passenger

I am the Passenger
This entry is part 12 of 23 in the series Legends, Bohemians & Bratwurst - Europe 2013

18 August 2013. And we’re off. Today we travel by bus to Berlin. A city that Niel is really keen to see. The trip on the bus is…. well…. a trip on a bus. Justine, our travel director, tells as various snippets of things to watch out for, things to remember, and some interesting facts…

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