Monthly Archives: August 2008

Walking Tour of Budapest

            Walking tour of Castle Hill (Old Town — Buda) Stroll across Szechenyi lanchid (Chain Bridge) to Clark Adam Square and board the funicular railway (Siklo) to the summit of Castle Hill. See the Castle first. After the visit, keeping … Continue reading

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Walking Tour of Munich, Germany

                  Altstadt (Old Town) Begin at the Frauenkirche — this cathedral was begun in 1468 and completed in 20 years. The twin towers have become a symbol of Munich. Walk southeast along any of the pedestrian alleyways radiating from … Continue reading

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Walking Tour of Vienna, Austria

              Walking tour of Innerstadt Walk north up the pedestrian-only Karntner Strasse, a walkway of plush shops, trees, cafes tables and street entertainers. Detour left down the short Donnergasse to look at the Donnerbrunnen (1739) in Neuer Markt. The … Continue reading

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Walking Tour of Salzburg

           Walking tour of Old Town Cross the river on Staatsbrucke into Old Town and turn left along Rudolfskai. Take the first right and right again onto Getreidegasse (the main shopping street in the Old Town). On the right is … Continue reading

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ROAD Trips – Cross USA on Interstate 94

      This northern route cuts across the midwest from Detroit, MI to Billings, MT. There are several highlights of this route as it passes through Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota.        Michigan         Detroit – Motor City is not … Continue reading

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Spotlight on — The Forbidden City

                 Forbidden City, Beijing, China   The most important site for any visitor to China’s capital, Beijing, is certainly the Forbidden City (Gugon Bowuguan), a vast complex of palaces, halls, courtyards and gardens to the north of Tiananmen Square, through the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on – The Great Wall of China

                   Great Wall of China 1. The Great Wall of China (Changcheng) is one of the world’s most enduring testaments to man’s presence on the planet, Earth, and it is also a brooding testament to man’s penchant for violence … Continue reading

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Top 10 Oahu

     Oahu is the main island of the Hawaiian Islands. It contains the capital, Honolulu, and many of the most important tourist attractions in these incredibly beautiful islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Here are my choices as … Continue reading

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Top 10 Xi’an

     Xi’an, the ancient capital of China, has become one of the must-see destinations within China because of the discovery, in the 1970’s of a Terra Cotta Army of life-size soldiers which were buries near the tomb of the first … Continue reading

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ROAD Trips – Cross USA on Interstate 64

    This highway begins in the Hampton Roads section of Virginia and travels westward all the way to St Louis. Thus there is ocean, mountains (a number of ranges of the Appalachians) and great rivers (particularly the Mississippi) in its … Continue reading

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