Monthly Archives: December 2010

Slovakia, the euro and collecting currency

The conversion to the euro in Europe was disappointing to me as a collector of currency. Check out some of my collection in this post: Collecting foreign money. With the euro, the bills look the same amongst the participating nations … Continue reading

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The agony of buying plane tickets

When it comes to travel planning, arrangements with planes are what I worry about most. I can easily spend an hour or two agonizing over flight times, connection airports and the length of the layover there, and of course, the … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Wiener Christkindlmarkt

The Vienna Rathaus (city hall) was absolutely stunning all lit up. The Christmas markets of Austria and neighboring countries were so pleasant and memorable. Walking around with all the lights, wares, smells and music was just amazing. I went to … Continue reading

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Scrapbook memories of my year in Salzburg

I spent a little over nine months in Salzburg, taking thousands of pictures from my travels as far west as Dublin and as far east as Romania and Greece and everywhere in between. After agonizing for a week or so … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Bicaz Dam

The Barajul Izvorul Muntelui, near Bicaz, Judetul Neamt, Romania, was quite a happening tourist attraction. On Lake Izvorul Muntelui, which is the largest artificially created lake in Romania, there is a hotel boat. The dam here creates hydroelectric power. There … Continue reading

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Postcard arrival: Germany, Canada

This fall I received my first postcard from Germany. The card shows the town of St. Goar am Rhein. Interestingly enough, the card was mailed from England by someone registered with Postcrossing in the US. What a journey this postcard … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Founders’ Grove, Humboldt State Park

My trip to Portland, Ore., in October grew into a trip to California as well because I wanted to see the redwoods. In my pictures, I feel like the size and grandeur of the trees isn’t well represented. Jon snapped … Continue reading

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