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Jun 10, 2009 - Vienna

Today was Lia's Birthday. We awoke, got ready, and took the 48A bus down the Burgasse to Hofburg Palace. We attended the morning exercise of the Lipizzaners at the Spanish Riding School. Even the practice arena is stunning, and from 10:00 until 12:00 we watched 4 groups of 5-6 horses go through their 30 minute morning warm-up. To the untrained eye, it may appear that the horses are not doing much, but if you know anything about horses, the morning exercise is amazing to watch. Classical music plays, and the horse and rider pairs practice...

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Jun 9, 2009 - Ljubljana to Vienna

The train ride from Ljubljana to Vienna was very beautiful. Each town we passed was marked by a church steeple. We had a compartment to ourselves for most of the trip. Upon our arrival it Wien Sudbahnhof we grabbed a slice of tasty vegetarian pizza before embarking on our quest for the hostel. We spoke to a woman at the information desk who very kindly told us that we should take Tram 18 to Loritzplatz. From there, it was just a couple of blocks to the Bag and Map Apartment Guesthouse. The room is in an apartment, and is very nice and...

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May 29, 2009 - Vienna

The morning after, the big 50...I was feeling a bit seedy to tell you the truth but Rosco was fine.... we decided to stay here another night instead of moving onto Hungary. We discovered this hotel had the best breakfast anywhere we have had, so we all pigged out. Off into the city on the underground, we arrived in time to see the Lippizaner horses at the Spanish Riding School, we saw them practising in the ring to music. That was pretty special for the kids to see. On leaving the riding school, the rain came down and it got down to 15...

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May 28, 2009 - Vienne!

Bonjour, Notre derniere journee a Venise, c est bien passe nous sommes alle se coucher toute la journee a la plage de l´ile de Lido (au sud de Venise). Il faisait tellement chaud et beau que nous avons renforce un tantinet notre euro tan. De plus, dans nos temps libres nous avons perfectionne nos talents de tatoueurs a vous d´en juger... Notre voyage en train de Venise a vienne de nuit c´est tres bien passe (en tout cas pour nous). Comme nous portons malheur aux gens dans notre entourage (un mort et un blesse sur le bateau, maintenant un...

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May 28, 2009 - Prague to Vienna and Ross to 50!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU....HAPPY 50TH TODAY ROSCO!!! Firstly thanks for all the birthday messages and a couple of calls and texts. I know he will have many attempts to call his mobile but it is switched off and we have a number here for incoming texts so sorry he didnt get your calls etc if you have been trying. He had a pretty good 36 hour long birthday really, culminating with a great lie in this morning, the team are all still out cold and it is 8.45am! And I promise i will get photos on this site today if it kills me! His day started with...

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May 27, 2009 - Vienna!

Hi everyone! We have made it to Austria! It is SO much cooler here, thank goodness! We spent most of the day travelling from Venice to Vienna but spent the evening checking out the city and were able to grab some dinner in town. Our hostel is very nice and so far the city has a lot to offer in the way of culture (and shopping)! Even though we havent been here long I am starting to find the language barrier a little overwhelming. German is not a language that can be easily interpreted whether it be written, spoken or read! I had a moment of...

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May 22, 2009 - Munich to Berlin!

Hey everyone!!! I am super sorry it has taken me soo long to write this entry from the second half of my trip, I have just been extremely busy since I got back on Sunday getting settled in and I knew I had a lot to write so I wanted to set aside enough time to get everything in! Plus the first time I wrote it...after I finished the entire thing...I didnt save it qucikly enough and it was completely ERASED!! So I had to start all over... First off tho the trip was fantastic (minus a few things that i will talk about later on)...but all in...

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May 19, 2009 - To Austria

Tuesday 19 May Fair weather in London. George & Christine drove me to Luton airport (about 45 minutes) to catch the flight to Vienna at 1pm. It is a much smaller airport than Heathrow, but actually very busy with lots of checkin desks. I flew with EasyJet. Security this time involved removal of belts and shoes (the first time so far this trip). Checking was with passport only, which was also unusual. Seats were unallocated (just sit anywhere) The flight was only 2 hours, which was just time enough to read the newspaper. My nephew's wife...

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May 13, 2009 - Happy Hour In Vienna

Vienna is my favorite city so far! I love how easy it is to get around, I love how friendly the people are, I love the coffee, and I absolutely love our hostel. Mark and I are having so much fun in Vienna. The weather has been amazing, and we are making tons of friends and getting lots of great travel tips. Our 1st night in Vienna was a gong show, we arrived checked in just time to discover it was “Happy Hour” at our hostel. Well, there is no sense of going anywhere when a stellar happy hour is in works. Yup, we were a little too eager at...

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May 13, 2009 - 6 Hours in Salzburg

Vienna is my favorite city so far! I love how easy it is to get around, I love how friendly the people are, I love the coffee, and I absolutely love our hostel. Mark and I are having so much fun in Vienna. The weather has been amazing, and we are making tons of friends and getting lots of great travel tips. Our 1st night in Vienna was a gong show, we arrived checked in just time to discover it was “Happy Hour” at our hostel. Well, there is no sense of going anywhere when a stellar happy hour is in works. Yup, we were a little too eager at...

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May 12, 2009 - Prague to Vienna

Just finished my three days in Prague and was pleased to be leaving...actually we all were. After hearing rave reviews about Prague I had the biggest expectations of the city and was a little disappointed. The disappointment may have been attributed to the poor location of our hostel or the fact that no one in Prague was friendly or that we continued to be rained on. My expectations for the city were quite high - even our tour guide was raving about the city and the fact that all of his friends were jealous he was spending a few days in...

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May 12, 2009 - 8 Things We Would Do For Yummy Sushi Right Now.....

1. Sushi, Sushi......where art thou sushi? Apparently sushi isnt nearly the phenomenon in Europe as it is in Vancouver, BC. Finding quality sushi we realize is virtually impossible. Mark and I have enjoyed some pretty yummy food through out our travels but lets face it. Were sushi addicts and sometimes nothing else will cut it. Here is just a few sacrifices we would make right now if we could secure some yummy Vancouver style sushi. I would walk a hour and a half with my pack on for the sole purpose of finding a yummy sushi restaurant if I...

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