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Travel theme: land meets water

Land meets water in Te Anau, a small town in New Zealand and gateway to Milford Sound. Although Milford Sound is magical, this lake should not be forgotten. It’s a good place to go for a stroll along the water’s edge, through the bush.

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Laundry day

Doing laundry at a launderette is not nearly as glamorous as they claim in the movies. I dragged my stinky bag of laundry to the laundromat around the corner in Vienna. Instead of glamorous people reading books and working on their laptops, there are old people and overworked mums staring at the washing machines going…

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The heat is on!

Every now and then you get surprises on your trip. On Friday I took a train from Vienna to Budapest with 10 passengers in my group. When the train departs I notice there are 2 more groups from the same company! For weeks I’ve not seen any groups and suddenly I see them all on…

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Wall art

When John Lennon died in 1980, this brought about some emotions in communist Prague. They weren’t allowed to listen to much pop music, but loss of many people’s hero brought about a small protest. This wall in the center of Prague was covered in graffiti relating to John Lennon and the Beatles; images of his…

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Cueing up in Vintgar

One of Slovenia’s major attractions is the Vintgar gorge and this is obvious when I arrive in the full parking lot. Slovenians, Dutch, Italians, Germans, Austrians… they’re all here to see the beauty. But I didn’t arrive by car. From the town of Bled you can find the gorge via some wonderful trails through the…

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Much Mucha

I didn’t have to do a thing! What a great day! My passengers had even organized dinner themselves, which gave me plenty of time to prepare other trips and do my own thing. Since staring at a computer all day can be a bit mind numbing, I decided to visit the Mucha museum in Prague.…

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The beer’s on track

So, what do you do when your passengers are out in town? Try new restaurants. While looking for decent restaurants to take my groups to, I came across this one place that I couldn’t get out of my head. I wasn’t sure I could take my passengers there though, so off I went all by…