Visiting Innsbruck

Of all the places we visited or stopped in during our weeklong tour, Innsbruck was my favorite. We arrived in the early afternoon so there was plenty of time to take in the sights even though we were only staying for the night. Our hotel was very, very conveniently located and after checking in, we… Continue Reading

A Morning in Kitzbühel

Apologies for the month-long hiatus; I’ve been struggling with a second bout of illness within a month and unfortunately, I’m still in the midst of recovering from a very painful sinus infection. I’ll try to post a bit more regularly now that the worst of it has passed (I hope). After a day in Munich,… Continue Reading

Sightseeing in Salzburg

After two days in Vienna, our tour bid adieu to that city and headed west, arriving in Salzburg around lunchtime. On our ride, our lovely tour director Kate decided to prepare us by playing “The Sound of Music” on the coach DVD player. When we arrived, the hills weren’t alive with the sound of music… Continue Reading

Vienna: Food Around Town

Austria may be known for schnitzel and its famous cafés but I did not eat nor visit them, respectively. With only two days in Vienna, I was more interested in seeing as many things as possible in under 48 hours. There were a few places to visit on my to-do list and the rest of… Continue Reading

Vienna: Holiday Sights and Sounds

This is a very late write-up but given that I’m home today thanks to the blizzard that blew in yesterday, I’m finally taking the time to post up some pictures of a holiday trip last month. A friend and I went travelling mid-December, joining a week-long escorted tour of some of Europe’s wonderful Christmas markets…. Continue Reading