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Our tour of Central Europe with Insight Vacations

From 10 May to 23 May, we travelled on Insight Vacations “Highlights of Central & Eastern Europe” coach tour. This was late in the northern Spring, which meant that the weather was variable, including one day that was spoiled by … Continue reading

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Vienna return & farewell

Our second morning in Cesky Krumlov brought the promise of warm, fine days to close our tour. As Janos, a performer of numerous minor driving miracles, pointed our coach in the direction of Austria, any memories of the cool, showery … Continue reading

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Prague and Cesky Krumlov: I have some bad news and I have some good news

So, you’ve heard that Prague is a beautiful city, one of the most visit-worthy in Europe, if not the world. Only one problem with that information – countless thousands of other will-be-travellers have heard the same story. They have voted … Continue reading

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Berlin and Dresden

Berlin! Where to begin? I will start with a dog, a Golden Retriever kind of hund, asleep at its owner’s feet in the lobby bar of the Marriott Hotel in Berlin; note the water bowl also. As some of you … Continue reading

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On tour: Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw

As I begin this post, our tour coach is driving west from Krakow towards Auschwitz. I suspect that I won’t feel up to writing in the hours after this visit; our group is already quiet, travelling sotto voce. Fittingly, the … Continue reading

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Our itinerary

At 9.30pm on Thursday night, Melbourne time, Maggie and I will hop into a private taxi and begin our latest travel adventure. ¬†At around 9.30pm on Friday night, Paris time, we will arrive at our hotel in Le Marais district. … Continue reading

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