Monthly Archives: October 2009

In Sarajevo

In Sarajevo, a man sits on a suitcase in the main square every day, surrounded by pigeons, and sells birdseed. In Sarajevo, they brew beer drawn from a lake below a lake below the city. In Sarajevo, roses bloom from the … Continue reading

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Train: Budapest to Pecs

I set out early from my hostel to catch my train south. I came to an intersection, that I’d been to several times before, where you had to cross under the street. I went down the stairs on one side, … Continue reading

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Budapest

In Budapest, the weather changed. While I’d had summer-like conditions in Vienna, when I arrived in Hungary it rained, and it got cold. I spent my first day wandering around in the dreary weather, until I discovered – Huzzah! – … Continue reading

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Vienna: The Highlights

    C’mon Vienna. Seriously. You’re a bit ridiculous. We get it, you’ve got big buildings. One after another, giant, ornately-carved, expansive, grand buildings, surrounded by sprawling gardens. At first, it’s pretty. Then, as you continue to walk, and are … Continue reading

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Raft + river + beer = bliss

Cesky Krumlov, in southern Czech Republic, is lovely. Really lovely.   It’s also a bit like Banff, in that it’s a touristy town with mostly restaurants and sovenier stores in its centre, but the prettiness makes up for the touristy … Continue reading

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The Prague disease

The Canadian boys from the hostel and I decided to check out the Jewish museum in Prague. Our Aussie friend Jack, one of the original absinth shot drinkers, had been planning to stay in Prague only two nights, but he … Continue reading

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Prague: the first three days.

I got to Prague in the dark, and wandered a few cobbled lanes to my hostel. Early the next morning I hopped out of bed and headed directly out, deciding by my map to go towards the river and follow … Continue reading

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