Day 177. Christmas Cruise: Vienna, Austria

Wednesday, December 25th, got to visit Vienna! Vienna is an absolutely amazing and gorgeous city. There are so many beautiful buildings that I could just stare at them all day. Today was the day I got a sore throat, so it did put a hamper on my mood but I was mostly still able to…

Day 175. Christmas Cruise: Budapest, Hungary

Sunday, December 22nd and Monday, December 23rd we got to visit Budapest, Hungary. Gene and I flew into this city on the evening of December 22nd. Viking River Cruises picked us up, along with a few others, and took us to our ship. Almost immediately after arriving at the ship we went to dinner. And…

Day 164. Facts about Austria

(Today I am in Dürnstein and Melk. I will visit a 900 year old abbey!) Capital: Vienna¹ Around 8 million people live in Austria¹ 98% of the population speaks German¹ Sigmund Freud was born in the Austrian Empire in 1856. Without him, we may never have heard of the Oedipus complex, Id, Ego, or Super-ego. ¹…

Day 162. Facts about Hungary

(Today I will be in Bratislava, Slovakia) I wanted to provide some information about the countries I will be traveling to, but I wasn't able to do a post for all of them (not enough time). So enjoy the ones I am able to do! Capital: Budapest ¹ Language: Hungarian (Magyar as the Hungarians call it) ¹…