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Fast Facts: Western Europe

Fast Facts: Western Europe

WHAT WE DID: Traveled for 39 days around Western Europe. Stayed primarily in rooms (self-contained unit) booked through AirBnB. In Munich, we stayed with our generous friends who we met traveling several years ago. Our basic itinerary: Transit – bus (DB) from Ljubljana, Slovenia to Munich, Germany Munich (5 nights) Transit – bus (Flixbus) from Munich to Bolzano, Italy; local bus from Bolzano to Ortiesi (Val Gardena, Dolomiti National Park) Ortiesi (4 nights) Transit – local bus from Ortiesi to…

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Penny & Me

Penny & Me

Holy cow… I can’t believe it’s November already! Since arriving back in the Schengen Area in September, the penny has spent the last six weeks roaming Western Europe’s breathtaking national parks and iconic cities. You’d think the little coin would be getting tired of all this sightseeing, but apparently it’s got quite the stamina. Upon arriving in Germany, the penny was greeted by some new friends – Margot and Martin. The little coin had the best time staying at their…

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Last Mango in Paris

Last Mango in Paris

This is perhaps undoubtedly the epitome of blog lameness right here, but I just had to do it. For all you Parrot Heads out there – this was on my Parisian bucket list. You got it… eating a mango in Paris. Ever since I was a little kid, this was one of my favorite Jimmy Buffet songs. I think I loved the song, in part, because I freakin’ love mangoes, but also because it illustrated a story of such a…

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Paris

Paris

A wistful, “ah, Paris!” was the reaction of nearly everyone who heard we were headed there. The name evokes a hundred images: the city of lights, the city of romance, the capital of fashion, the home of world-renowned chefs in Michelin starred restaurants and some of the most famous monuments and museums in the world. I wondered if it could possibly live up to its reputation. The public transit system in Paris is wonderful. Metro trains arrived as frequently as…

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