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Re: Regensburg, Germany, offers Medieval Holiday Magic

George G. ·
Visited Regensburg twice as it was a very convenient stop on our drives from my US Army base in Augsburg to Pilsen and Prague in the Czech Republic. There is so much to see in Regensburg that two half-day visits didn't seem to touch the number of historical landmarks here. I've included a photo of my wife Diane standing in front of the Prinzess Cafe which the historic sign says it is the first cafe house in Germany established in 1686. The other photo is of the Regensburg Cathedral that was...
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Re: July 22, 2017: Comic statues, Bratislava, Slovakia

Professorabe ·
When my wife and I revisited Bratislava a couple of years ago, our last visit there had been some 30 years previously. What a difference! Our memories were of a drab, grey place and what we found this time was a pleasant, vibrant city with lots of interesting corners. We are going to Vienna in a couple of weeks' time. There is a good (and very cheap) train link from there to Bratislava and we will probably go back.
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Re: October 15 2017, Greek Amphitheater - Siracusa Italy

Samantha ·
Great pics Jonathan. Greece was on our short list for next year, but decided on Munich, Vienna, and Prague instead. Definitely still on our bucket list. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: How loooong does it take to get to your airport?

TravelGirlJenn ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont You just have to conclude that all this planning is done by people who have chauffeurs or helicopters to get them to the plane on time... Or progress is blocked by some politician or lobbyist... ;-) I did just get a chance to read the blog you linked. While I agree that public transportation is much more available in Europe, and perhaps Asia, however with the few examples he sites, there really are few cities that have that 15-20 minute from "airport to...
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Re: How loooong does it take to get to your airport?

PHeymont ·
London was mentioned, actually...Heathrow Express in 15 minutes to Paddington. There's also a slightly-slower less expensive version. Skipped the CAT in Vienna last month, but the regular S-Bahn only took 28 minutes... Paris...hate to say anything bad about Paris, but RER is NOT a great way to do that...needs a true express.
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Re: AirBerlin's new fares: JustFly, pretty cheap

PHeymont ·
I've seen comments elsewhere that their international service took a long time to shake off the discount heritage (maybe that wasn't a good idea for them?) and that they seem now like a "standard" airline. I'll let you know my answer in July; we're on a July 5 JFK-Berlin flight (an A330) and then a week later to Vienna (I believe that one's an A320).
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#114)

PHeymont ·
Last day of the puzzle coming up, and Monday you'll find out if you've got the right answer (one reader already does, posted by e-mail). Here are the last two picture clues...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#114)

HeyJude ·
I'm confused about the photo with the candle, but the photo on the first page of the building with the gold-leaf dome is the Secessionist Building in Vienna. Best regards, Jude Bell
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Re: June 21, 2016: Medieval Budapest in the 21st Century

TravelingCanuck ·
Such an awesome post. For me one of the my favorite parts of travel is imagining the people who lived in the past and think of them in their daily lives. How much do we have in common with them and how much are our lives different then theirs were. Thanks for a great look at the history of Budapest.
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Re: June 21, 2016: Medieval Budapest in the 21st Century

Marilyn Jones ·
Thank you TravelingCanuck! I feel the same way you do about wondering what it was like so any centuries ago. Our surroundings have changed, but I am sure they were concerned about the same things we are: love, finances, jobs, politics, religion, family and friends.
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Re: June 21, 2016: Medieval Budapest in the 21st Century

Travel Rob ·
Great post and your photos are wonderful! Budapest is a great city and you've really captured the magic!
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Re: June 21, 2016: Medieval Budapest in the 21st Century

Marilyn Jones ·
Thank you Travel Rob. I appreciate your kind words!
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Re: Vienna's Naschmarkt: 500 years of food

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a great market. I've only visited it once, and it's enormous and hard to get your head around, although there is a fair bit of repetition among the stalls. There are several excellent restaurants at the market. I've forgotten the name of the place, but there was a southeastern Asian restaurant that we ate at which provided us with one of the best meals we ate in Vienna, a city known for its great food. One of the Austrians at a table beside us began a conversation and told us he...
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Re: How do you buy your travel?

PHeymont ·
Few more thoughts, following HistoryDigger and DrFumblefinger... 1. Definitely check all your affiliations on car rental; after years of getting better price through AAA than any other way I knew, I recently found that going to the same vendors through USAA (my car insurance) gets me even better. 2. Not only does Priceline have good pricing on cars, I've often found I can get 30-40% lower through their blind-bidding (Name Your Own Price) service. 3. RailEurope is something of a red flag for...
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Re: Discovering Art and History at Göttweig Abbey

George G. ·
My wife and I took a fantastic road trip down the banks of the Danube from Germany to Vienna. We stopped and toured Stift Gottweig (photo attached) which was a terrific find as you have described. Likewise our weather that day was blustery and chilly during our Thanksgiving holiday back in the mid-1990's. The nearby town of Krems was also a nice stop (photo of the Krems Steiner Tor (stone city gate)) is also attached. Enjoyed your travel description that rekindles the memories of that road trip.
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Re: Vienna cafe to charge for a charge

DrFumblefinger ·
Nothing like a bad idea to make me go to a different business. Could you share the name of this one so that I can avoid it the next time I'm in Vienna?
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Re: Bratislava: An overlooked travel destination

Former Member ·
Thanks for the great pics! I've only ever seen Bratislava from the river while on a Budapest to Vienna ferry...but now you've put it on the menu for our next time in Vienna. Worth noting: since Ryanair flights to "Vienna" actually land at Bratislava, it's a good opportunity for budget flyers to pay a visit before or after their time in Vienna.
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Re: Bratislava: An overlooked travel destination

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Ready2Go! I didn't know about Ryanair landing there. Bratislava has the benefit of being much cheaper than Vienna, so if you want to spend time in the region, your budget will go much further here than in Austria. Also, it's much less heavily touristed, and in some of the side streets you'll feel like you've got the place to yourself.
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Re: The Intrigue of the Orient Express

PHeymont ·
A bit over a year ago, when I wrote the blog above, I mentioned the surprise picture I'd taken of my daughter, with the Orient Express sign on our train at Munich, about to leave for Vienna, by then the last stop. Imagine my surprise, and pleasure, this evening when my wife found the picture while sorting through pictures to be scanned from the trip! And here it is...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#61)

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Ok with that hint I'm going with one of my initial thoughts....Cafe Sacher in Vienna? My other guess would be Cafe Gerbaud in Budapest, window frames look identical however I don't remember the lower balcony but lighting sconces look similar.
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Changing Trains in La Serenissima

PortMoresby ·
  My English friend and I left the beautiful apartment on the Anfiteatro in Lucca , she home to Bromsgrove in the West Midlands, and I toward Budapest and my old friends with a guesthouse near the famous synagogue.  I was treating myself to...
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Vienna

rbciao ·
In July, 2015 we are thinking about flying into Vienna before moving onto Italy for my annual pilgrimage to the old country. We have never been to Vienna, but we are planning to spend five nights there. Is this too much, too little, or on-point? We...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 5, 2013: Crown Jewels, Vienna, Austria

DrFumblefinger ·
t  The Schatzkammer, or Imperial Treasury, is part of the Hapsburg Palace complex (adjoining the Swiss Court) in central Vienna.  Here you'll find the Crown jewels and other fascinating treasures of Austria (including an...
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Making Connections For Connecting Flights

rbciao ·
The other day we bought tickets on Delta from "da Burgh" -JFK-Paris-Vienna. We have a 1 hour 35 minute layover at CDG to make the connection with Air France to Vienna. After extensive travel in Europe this is the first time to make a connection onto...
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Istanbul's 'Blue Mosque'

PHeymont ·
On our first day in Istanbul, after arriving at 4:30 on a Sunday morning and heading straight to a nap we went for a walk to reconnoiter the neighborhood. What a neighborhood! Within 5 to 10 minutes easy walk we passed the Topkapi Palace, the massive...
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Vienna: Try a walk on the ugly side

PHeymont ·
Think Vienna, and you usually come up with images of cafes with pastry and chocolate, of music and stately buildings...of maybe Harry Lime and The Third Man. But ugly? That's not usually in view.   But it's there, and a new walking tour for...
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High water, weather disrupt European river cruises

PHeymont ·
High water levels from heavy rainfall and spring snowmelt in the Alps has caused delays and changes in river cruises, including those on the Seine, Rhine and Danube. While serious, it's not as bad as the spring of 2013 when many port towns were...
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10-min. Vienna-Bratislava flight cut short

PHeymont ·
  Sorry about the pun, but it appears that FlyNiki, an AirBerlin subsidiary, has cancelled plans to move part of its operation from Vienna to Bratislava and connect the two bases with an air shuttle.    The flights, which would have...
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From the Shoebox, a Gallery of Details

PHeymont ·
The pictures in this gallery are mainly architectural details—rooflines, entrances, windows—noticed in years of walking in cities and having my eye caught by a strong line, an unexpected contrast, an extended shape...I don't even always...
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#115)

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo's left the sewers of Vienna and is on another adventure!  He's traveling down this highway to get to his next stop -- a straight paved road that pierces a barren, almost lifeless landscape.  As with many travels, the road is not...
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Disney's dip into river cruising expands

PHeymont ·
It must feel like going back to the roots for the Disney organization, since Mickey Mouse's first starring role was as Steamboat Willie, a riverboat captain. Just a few weeks ago, Disney announced its first venture into river cruising (Gumbo news ,...
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Chic Vienna hotel is ray of hope for asylees

PHeymont ·
With a European immigration crisis boiling up in many forms these days, focusing on mass migration by boat across the Mediterranean, there's a different story playing out in Vienna, where a chic hotel is serving as a place for immigrants who came as...
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Eurowings Announces Great Fares

Travel Rob ·
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Disney's new idea: river cruising for families

PHeymont ·
The Disney empire, which seems to be almost as much a travel and resort company as it is a studio and park operator, has another new plan: change river cruising from an older-adult activity to a family plan. Adventures by Disney, which provides...
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Vienna to Padua Questions

rbciao ·
This July we will be making our/my annual pilgrimage to Italy by way of Vienna. At first we thought to fly from Vienna to Venice and then a bus to Padua, but the discount airlines fly at ugly times and the major carriers are hugely expensive. So, we...
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Journey into the past: Prague's Lobkowicz Palace

Marilyn Jones ·
While on a cruise expedition, Marilyn Jones has the chance to see the past through the life and home of a noble family.
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November 15, 2017: Liechtenstein Castle, Lower Austria

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares images of a lovely castle built in the 12th century by the Liechtenstein (yes, the ones with the tiny country named after them).
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Out-Of-The-Box Last Minute Weekend Getaway Ideas

Andrew Lowen ·
After a long week of fast life and pressure at work, you just want to unwind. Andrew Lowen has some ideas for how you can do it.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Istanbul to Sofia

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's exotic train journeys continue, today with stops in Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Meteora (Kalambaka), Skopje, Niš, ending in Sofia. If you love train travel stories, you'll love this post.
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Austria's newest hermit has unusual background

PHeymont ·
A 350-year-old hermitage gets a new tenant after the previous hermit quit.
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Easyjet picks Vienna as its European HQ

PHeymont ·
In preparation for Brexit and possible loss of European flying rights, UK-based EasyJet has announced it will create an Austrian company to keep its place in Europe.
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Danish trains may serve Danish (and coffee) again

PHeymont ·
Snack selections may return to the rails after a successful test, but with limited selection and no at-your-seat service.
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Google Maps finds missing Austria

PHeymont ·
Google's Street View resumes a photo-mapping project abandoned in 2010 over privacy concerns.
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Vienna's UNESCO status under threat

PHeymont ·
Plans for new towers near Vienna's historic core have led a UNESCO committee to warn that the area could lose its heritage status
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Passau: Small City, Big Past

PHeymont ·
A small German city on the Austrian border, Passau has a past bigger than its size would make it seem. It's a pleasant visit along the Danube
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World's shortest international flight cancelled

PHeymont ·
A ludicrously-short air flight intended to connect two other short flights, will soon end due to lack of business as well as environmental pressure.
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Laxenburg, Lower Austria

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shows us the beauties of a small Austrian town with not one, but two, palaces and some beautiful parkland.
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Orient Express gets a new partner, plans

PHeymont ·
SNCF is 50% of Orient Express name and operation to Accor Hotels; together they will develop it as a luxury hospitality brand...and maybe a train.
 
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