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Photos: Budapest, Vienna’s big cousin down the Danube

The last of my weekend excursions from Vienna brought me to Budapest, a bigger, rougher and more beautiful version of Vienna. Rougher in that there are a lot of buildings that are crumbling, but more beautiful in the stunning panoramic … Continue reading

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Photos: The stunning views and unique beinhaus of Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt is a scenic little Alpine village in one of the most beautiful places on earth I’ve ever seen. A big thanks to a friend for telling me about it.

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Bratislava, Vienna’s Slovakian cousin

Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, is just an hour away from Vienna by train. It’s a charming city on a hill, though a bit rougher around the edges than its Austrian neighbor.

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Why knowing German is important to feeling at home in Austria

Don’t know German? In touristy places in Vienna like this pedestrian mall, that doesn’t matter. If you actually want to get to know someone on the other hand, doing it auf Deutsch is the way to go. Oh, the curse … Continue reading

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Photos: A 60-year-old love and more from my weekend in Prague

While living in Vienna for the next five weeks or so, I have weekends free. So why not take the bus to Prague for a few days? The Czech city’s medieval past are much more apparent than in Vienna. It … Continue reading

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