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The Ones You Can’t Google

September 30, 2011

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I went to Schönbrunn Palace today, one of the most important cultural monuments in the country, a former imperial summer residence. The palace is massive, greater than any I’d ever seen, and the gardens, you could get lost in them for hours. Beyond the main area of flowers, trees (like woods?) stretched in either direction. […]

Scenes from Vienna

September 30, 2011

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Oh Vienna, you’re beautiful. I walked all day yesterday, and most of this morning. I’m back at the hostel resting before another cruise around town. Did I say I was going to Bratislava? Wrong. Don’t listen to my plans until I show up in a new country. Night train to Krakow, Poland tonight… Enjoying many […]

Grin and Bear Hug It

September 29, 2011

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I get off the train in every new city giggling. It’s generally followed by a “What the heck am I doing in (city, country)?” Giggle giggle giggle. Get on city bus to hostel. Get lost. Giggle. I’m in a fantastic mood. Maybe I’ll buy lottery tickets today. I took the train to Vienna, Austria today. […]

Never Too Much

September 29, 2011

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Budapest, Hungary – Parliament On a first date this summer – said like someone who had multiple first dates this summer – I said I write a lot. He said “Really? What’s your form” (or maybe it was forum, either way). “I blog.” Said it. Immediately felt like a huge dweeb. Does that even count? […]

Sweet Dreams in Budapest

September 28, 2011

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Gotta love the “always-blurry-taken-by-a-stranger-just-to-prove-I-was-there” photo. One backpacking skill I lack is the nerve to go out alone and grab a drink with locals. Of course, that wasn’t high on my skills list at home either. So, as many of the days go, walk, think, eat giant ice cream cones. Walk across some bridges. And then […]

Ellipses and (ink)

September 28, 2011

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Margaret Island, a 2.5km long island in the Danube River between the Buda and Pest sides Walk and think. Walk and think. Got the energy. Slept a wink. Walk and think. Straight line away. No time to be back. So I walk and think. Get Ray Charles stuck in head. I can see clearly now. […]

Part Two: And all the rest.

September 27, 2011

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One: I have only a small idea who reads this blog, but apparently about fifty people do. If you’re not someone I’ve talked to daily, or weekly, or recently, please shoot me a message. The blog is barely interactive, and I’d rather life stories be shared both ways… So let me know what is up! […]

Part One: A Look at Budapest

September 27, 2011

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“Who here is in love, raise your hands.” Anna the tour guide asks and glances around. I giggle at the sight of women glancing sideways at who I guess are their partners (can I put my hand up? Is he?) and am reminded of a t-shirt I once read: Don’t worry guys. We have that […]

Dracula’s Casa. Way more of a fiesta when he’s around.

September 25, 2011

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If that sounds like a complaint, it’s not. I’m pretty thrilled I’m planning this trip for myself, never know two days in advance what country I’ll be in and I still end up at places known as Dracula’s Castle. I’m just saying, to take a bus to the bus station to take a bus to […]

“Probably” Perfect

September 24, 2011

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These umbrellas are everywhere in Brasov, and they crack me up. They want to make such a profound statement, but with the slightest insecurity, they don’t want to disappoint anyone. I think they’re brilliant. Today, I wandered the streets thinking of where else “probably” would be great to use. I ended up at the altar, […]

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