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Day 7, Tue 8/30: Dresden, Germany

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[Wow, this internet is so much faster than the one in Prague!…actually the one in Vienna, too…] We set the alarm for 6am, packed up again, headed down for breakfast a little before 7, and were out the door about 7:40am. These were photos of our room in Prague that I took last night. ¬†They […]

Day 6, Mon 8/29: Prague Part 2

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We came back to the hotel early escaping a thunderstorm, but we were pretty much done with our day anyway. I thought “yay, I can get the blog up early and get to bed early.” Not a chance. We started with over 115 photos, and really only did 2 things! I finally got it down […]

Day 5, Sun 8/28: Prague, Czech Republic

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Dan slept pretty good. I just slept OK – kept waking up – but wasn’t concerned about it because I knew it would be a light day and I could make up some sleep on the train. I’d set the alarm for 6:30 to avoid our timing missteps the day before. We packed first, then […]

Day 4, Sat 8/27: Bratislava, Slovakia

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We each slept well and headed down to breakfast just after 7am. What started out as a leisurely morning thinking we had lots of time, ended up being a morning of bad timing and we missed trains and trams by minutes. All that to say: we didn’t get in to the city of Bratislava, an […]

Day 1, Wed 8/24: Vienna Part 1

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We both slept well: Dan 7 hours, me 8. I haven’t slept that much in months. Hoping to catch up on sleep on this vacation and that was a heckuva start. We are on the 12th floor of this Hilton and the Executive Lounge is around the corner from our room so we just had […]

Departure: Monday/Tuesday, 8/22-8/24: Sacramento & Raleigh to Vienna

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[The majority of this was written in the lounge Tuesday afternoon during my 5 hour layover.] Monday was the first full day off I’d had since 8/6 and I was ready for it. I was afraid it would be difficult to disconnect from work but I filled the day and somehow that helped. 5am gym […]

Final Days: Home via NYC

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We left London early Saturday morning on May 24. And I mean early: out of the flat by 5:30am. We took a bus then the subway to Heathrow for an 8:30am flight to NYC. This was our 3rd time in Heathrow on this trip and I still didn’t take any pictures of the lounge! We […]

Day 16: London, Part 4: Wimbledon; Kensington Palace

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The last couple of mornings I used my morning time over coffee before Dan gets up to finish the blog. And that was true this morning as well. I got up about 6, he was up after 7 sometime. We fixed breakfast focused on finishing the groceries we’d bought the other day and accomplished that. […]

Day 15: London, Part 3: Classic London 2.0

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I was telling Dan this morning that this past Tuesday might be my favorite day of the trip: classic London sites like Westminster Abbey, Parliament/Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Picadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, with the Churchill War Rooms and a show with Dame Angela in the West End as the big events. Kindofa perfect tourist […]

Day 14: London, Part 2: Hampton Court Palace & Gardens

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Same morning routine: simple breakfast in, get ready to go. This morning we also stopped by Sainsbury’s, a UK grocery chain which we used in Edinburgh as well, to pick up some picnic items for lunch. They had a “meal deal” for 3 pounds – fresh sandwiches, chips (as we know them, not fries) and […]