Tag: Europe

Vienna, Schnitzel, Goulash and Thieves

The train from Budapest brought us to Vienna at lunchtime. We were famished by the time we reached our hotel but it wasn’t yet time to check-in so we left our bags and headed out with only one place in mind, a must-go when in Vienna, many suggested. He opened...

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A Visit to the Grand Old Survivor – Budapest

Budapest is not polished and gleaming like Vienna or Prague, and I think that was what made me love Budapest more. Amidst all its grandness, there was a familiarity, some ordinariness in everything and every face. There were signs of struggle, of humanness, which I found comforting. I didn’t feel...

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Sisi: Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary (1837-1898)

I had never heard of Sisi until I visited Vienna and have since been fascinated by her beauty and her story though I cannot say I admire her. Sisi is fondly known as the “Empress of Hearts” and often compared to Lady Diana of England. Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie or Sisi...

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Memories of Istanbul: The Poetry City

Istanbul was the first place my husband and I went for a holiday. Neither of us knew much about the city except that it was one of the most visited cities in the world. It was a sudden plan and we chose it because our calculations showed that the expense...

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Santorini: The Sublime (Greece)

Santorini is a place where the blues of the sky and the sea come together in its bluest best, the white houses are the whitest, the green leaves are the greenest and every other colour you find is at its truest. I can be certain that every one of us...

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