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Category: Europe 2013 (page 1 of 2)

Travel down the Danube with thedude


One of many surprises on the trip was the beauty of Budapest in the morning.

Wish we’d had time to see the interior of the Gellert Spa.

The Danube is a great viewpoint. Getting a bit churched out, but still lovely.
Beautiful tile floor in the cathedral. Marble road blocks

Finally time for a coffee and treats at Anna Café.

Finally - a quiet coffee shop. With my beautiful wife.
Seen in the Budapest market Street scene
More street scenes Fading vinyl joker
Budapest sunrise Completely unexpected laser light show under a full moon.

More photos of beautiful Budapest here.


The capital of Slovakia was not supposed to be on our tour, but due to some loch work, we took a welcome detour to this interesting city.

The rest of the images from Bratislava can be seen here.


Vienna, with its 1.7 million inhabitants, is the largest city we visited. The city has a modern (and very expensive!) feel. Dozens of quaint cafés serve some of the best coffee and sweets we’ve ever tasted. We only wish we could’ve had a bite of this edible pony.

Edible Lipizzan

St. Stephen’s Cathedral and another impressive organ.

Yet another massive organ.

We couldn’t help but notice the contrast between the old and the new.

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The next morning we skipped a trip to the Schönbrunn Palace so that we could visit the beautiful Spanish Riding School during morning practice. Kelly was very happy about this last-minute decision, and as it turned out, so was thedude.

Spanish Riding School

The rest of the Vienna photos are here.


After a pleasant three hour cruise, the sun appeared just in time to see this picturesque village from the Danube.

In the 1600 year old wine cellar. Fall colors at Nikolai Vineyards.

Later in the afternoon, we tasted the exquisite “biodynamic” wines at the Nickolai Winery.

The rest of the pictures from this day are here.

Blue Danube on Glass

We’re heading back to Prague for a moment just so you can see and hear this amazing street musician I encountered near the Municipal House. Unfortunately, the camera’s memory card filled up before he finished, forcing me to have to switch cards midway through the performance. Even with this technical snafu at 3:16, you will be amazed.

Amazing street performer!

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