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Photoblog: Hilltop Prague - Vyšehrad Castle

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So myself and Megan took a quick trip to Vyšehrad Castle last weekend. Relatively crowded already on what was the first sunny weekend of 2011, it promises to be jam packed for the whole summer with its expansive views of the city and Prague Castle. My main impression of the place, apart from enjoying the woodland and park areas, was to decide that it would be a good place for beers in the sun come summer (there is a beer garden selling fresh Pilsner and sausages). Until next time, dear readers, enjoy the pictures and remember that even the long Prague winter has its sunny side up.
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Posted by BillLehane 01:42 Archived in Czech Republic Tagged landscapes churches prague castle weekend czech photography republic tourist_sites living_abroad Comments (2)

A Postcard from Milan

Two days of food and fun in the fashion capital

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A short trip with long-standing truths, you could say. Italian ice cream and tomatoes are the best in the world. Seeing a new place in the company of someone who knows the city, and beer in the sunshine are two things that are always good. Milan has a lot of clocks, and apertivo rocks.

Until next time, dear readers, enjoy these few pics and try out Milan whenever you get the chance. :-)

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Posted by BillLehane 02:52 Archived in Italy Tagged food travel drink italy ice cream photos weekend wine photography milan break easyjet Comments (0)

Photoblog: A glimpse of Austria from Prague

Freistadt and Salzburg in late Autumn by road

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I first toured Europe extensively ten years ago, all by rail - so I was surprised to discover this year that, in the case of Prague and Salzburg, no direct rail connection exists between these two famous centers of classical music, even though they ring together so much in many foreign ears.

Indeed the train is probably the third best option for the journey, behind air and road.

Here are some photos I took in Austria at a pretty small town called Freistadt, and in Salzburg itself. For a more complete write up of the drive, check out my wife's article for The Prague Post, From Prague to Salzburg on a shoestring.

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Posted by BillLehane 10:51 Archived in Czech Republic Tagged prague salzburg austria driving trips weekend holidays czech republic Comments (0)

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