Archive | November 2015

Stairway to Heaven~

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I found the stairway to heaven!

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It is in Melk Abbey in lower Austria.

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The Benedictine Abbey was founded in the 12th century and is the oldest continuously operating school in Austria.
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900 lucky co-educational pupils attend school here.
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The Abbey over looks the The Danube River,
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and the medieval town of Melk which was the center of intellectual life in Austria in the middle ages.

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It is off the beaten tourist path in November and is a wonderful place to explore.

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Melk is in the Wachau Valley section of The Danube River which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Cheers to you from the stunning Wachau Valley~

Peace~

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In violent,
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frightening times,
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sending you images,

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of peaceful,
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beauty,

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from Germany.
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Praying,
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for innocent lives lost,

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and for all in harms way.

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Peace to all from Germany~

Schöne Deutschland ~

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I have purchased a German Laptop.
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At least the keyboard has the umlaut.

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I had to download my Sony photo editing software in German which is not easy.

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But hey, my German vocabulary is rapidly improving!
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Check out the gorgeous Rhine and some scenes from beautiful Germany in mid-November.
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Wurtzberg and the river Main.

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Germany is lovely in late fall.

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Cheers um Sie aus Deutschland!

I Didn’t Even Buy One Mary Jane Lollipop in Amsterdam….

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So how can I explain what happened next in Cologne Germany?
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We just arrived from Amsterdam and went to visit the Koln Cathedral.
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The cathedral was locked!
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All of these strange,
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phantasmagorical-creatures were around.
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They were acting wild.
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Crazy.
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I mean this is Germany on a weekday in November!
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Do you think I got a lollipop by mistake?
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Or maybe it’s just CHEERS to you from CARNIVAL in amazing Koln Deutschland!
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(On a big bummer note, my laptop broke. A nice Bulgarian person let me use his laptop to download some photos and send this post to you with no editing. I am traveling in small German towns with no idea when I can buy a new laptop, hopefully before I hit Slovakia. So until then, I am abroad and adrift, laptopless, and missing you and your posts terrifically~

Ahhhhhhhh, Amsterdam~

It’s November, and one must open one’s windows in order to cool an overheated room. This is when the uniqueness of Amsterdam wafts in, making me think back a lot of years, “Is that incense I’m smelling?”
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“Wait no, that’s pot.”
Amsterdam sure is aromatic.
And mellow.
I can see why they have so many incredible pastry shops, and people eating in them all night long!
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I mean they even have cannabis lollipops. I never liked pot when I was young, but breathing deeply in my room now, inadvertently of course, as I type this, does bring up the possibility that this might be more medicinal to me in my soon to be descending senior years. I seem to be feeling really relaxed……
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Amsterdam is unapologetic about pot. Here you can see oodles of it growing inside this historic old house boat in the UNESCO World Heritage Area.

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In Kinderdjik Holland one finds idyllic scenes like these windmills built in the 1700’s and still in use today.

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Holland is justifiably famous for its flowers,

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and it’s artists!

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Cheers to you from Vincent,

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Holland, and I~
(Sorry for the repost but this did not show up in my reader!)

Ahhhhh Amsterdam……

It’s November, and one must open one’s windows in order to cool an overheated room. This is when the uniqueness of Amsterdam wafts in, making me think back a lot of years, “Is that incense I’m smelling?”
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“Wait no, that’s pot.”
Amsterdam sure is aromatic.
And mellow.
I can see why they have so many incredible pastry shops, and people eating in them all night long!
DSC06179
I mean they even have cannabis lollipops. I never liked pot when I was young, but breathing deeply in my room now, inadvertently of course, as I type this, does bring up the possibility that this might be more medicinal to me in my soon to be descending senior years. I seem to be feeling really relaxed……
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Amsterdam is unapologetic about pot. Here you can see oodles of it growing inside this historic old house boat in the UNESCO World Heritage Area.

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In Kinderdjik Holland one finds idyllic scenes like these windmills built in the 1700’s and still in use today.

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Holland is justifiably famous for its flowers,

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and it’s artists!

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Cheers to you from Vincent,

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Holland, and I~

Sayling Away~

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Once again we’re sayling away.
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On a last minute flight to Europe for free.
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The weather will be cold.
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The skies will be grey.
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But Europe is Europe,
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and is good anyday!
Talk to you soon from Amsterdam~