Monthly Archives: July 2012

More about Krahbergzinken

We headed up with the Planai cable car to the top and initially planned on ‘just’ doing the panorama hike. But while walking I got to talk to some people and found out where the Krahbergzinken is (it was actually … Continue reading

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Krahbergzinken Hike.

Today finally the weather got better and we followed the mountain’s call. I have many more pictures, which I will share later, but this one just came out very great (besides the usual brightness / contrast / hue tweeks, no … Continue reading

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Gokart Hochwurzen.

Another nice coincident. We had learned after studying the bazillions of brochures we had found so far that with our Sommercard, we can use one of the many cable cars here each day. So, to not waste today’s free ride, … Continue reading

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First hike foiled by rain. (Reward: great lunch)

The weather here seems to be one of the worst this year ever they kept records about it. There have been several severe mudslides in this area of Austria in the last few weeks. But ever the dare devils, we … Continue reading

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Greetings from Schladming / Dinner @ Tischlerei

Last night we finally arrived after a long car trip, a hail storm and some last ‘just before shops close for the weekend’ shopping. Once we settled in we also got hungry and I called a place I had read … Continue reading

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Vienna Day 2: Palace Schönbrunn / SCS

It was time for us to pack our stuff and check out of the hotel. And then we headed to the Schönbrunn Palace. Apparently a must see thing in Vienna. And the parking rate (3.90€ per hour) reflected that (also … Continue reading

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Vienna Day 1.3: Hundertwasser

Friedensreich Hundertwasser has been one of my favorite artists since childhood. And Vienna is a great city to see some of his original work (in the Kunsthaus Wien) and see some of his marvelous creations in terms of living spaces, … Continue reading

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Vienna Day 1.2: City Center

about St. Stephen’s Cathedral about Pestsäule about Demel

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Vienna Day 1.1: Prater

I had been to Vienna once before, maybe 20+ years ago. But I never made it to the Prater. All I knew about was that big old ferris wheel. And I had heard there are some more attractions. But we … Continue reading

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Guess what the first thing was we did on our one full day in Vienna …

It was a very long day, I have tons of nice pictures … but all of our feet are hurting … and I will not get into doing a full update just now .. maybe a bit later. But so … Continue reading

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Greetings from Vienna, Austria!

We finally arrived at our hotel at 10:30 PM … But chronologically … While I was supermarket shopping I received several emails from Ritsu that her flight from Addis to Frankfurt is 1h delayed …. which is not good when … Continue reading

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Porta Nigra, Trier

Finally the weather looks like actual summer and we decided to do another day trip, and somehow we decided on Trier (I kinda thought about Luxembourg, but that was even an hour farther). I recall fondly that my dad took … Continue reading

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Tooth #4 gone

Seems the tooth fairy has to work overtime this summer. Julius wiggled out tooth #4 for today. Interestingly his lower row now has symmetrical gaps … And the kid found out that this is a great place to store peas … Continue reading

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Kurpark & more Frisbeeeee

Lazy sunday, shops are closed, no temptation to spend money … So, we went to the Kurpark in Bad Homburg, after we had very nice lunch at a small Thai place. First order of business: more frisbee. With that nice … Continue reading

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Frisbeeeeee!

Today we were invited to Begüm’s birthday and although the weather was anything but what you would expect on a 21st of July (They handed out sweaters and jackets, this what Julius is wearing looks a bit oversized), the whole … Continue reading

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