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Ailsa’s travel theme this week is walls. Above an Eastern Orthodox monk descends steps beside a wall at the Pechersk Lavra monastery in Kiev, Ukraine.
See more “wall” themes from Ailsa at Where’s my backpack.
V is for Vienna! A view of the St. Michael wing of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Travel […]
In the tiny Austrian village of Dürnstein Kongo marveled at the profusion and beauty of window boxes. Almost every home wears these colorful floral decorations. They created a happy, welcoming atmosphere which made visitors feel at home. Very classy.
Budapest to Prague on the River Danube A Monkey Business Production A video post of Kongo’s recent European […]
Kongo often thinks of himself as a sophisticated world traveller, suave and graceful, swinging through the vines of the world casting a narrow eye at the regular monkey tourists, the lesser primates. Truth be told, deep inside Kongo’s simian heart lies a world-class primate tourist with a just a lot of miles and airline wings as these photos reveal.
Kongo returned a week ago from a two-week river and land tour through Central Europe to the areas on or near the River Danube. The Danube originates in Germany’s Black Forest and flows 2,872 kilometers to end in the Black Sea. Along the way it passes through four capitals (Kongo visited three of them) and ten countries. Kongo travelled from Budapest, Hungary to Regensberg, Germany and than went up the Rhine-Main canal to Nuremberg. There was a side trip to Salzburg and the final three days were in Prague which is not near the Danube at all. Everything else was on or within sight of the river.
The picture above was taken in Budapest looking up river on the Danube from the Buda side of the Danube. Despite the blue cast caused by late afternoon lighting and a bit of Photoshop, the Danube is not blue, despite the best musical intentions of Johann Strauss.