Tag Archives: Culture

Rail Travel in Europe

I get a kick out of train rides. We’re really missing out in the U.S., I can tell you. Some of us have ridden the Amtrak trains – I have on four occasions for somewhat lengthy trips and once more … Continue reading

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Hohenschönhausen Prison

Remember to visit the 2017 travel page to see every post I’ve made this year (Amsterdam in April, seven countries over the summer). Hohenschönhausen (“high beauty houses”) is a neighborhood east of central Berlin. The name of the district is … Continue reading

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A Poem in Paris

I thought I’d write one sentence while I’m here because it is a special place and because i am wondering if perhaps a bit of magic something in the air might find its way in whether by accretion from the … Continue reading

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Impressions of Vienna, Austria

Vienna is a beautiful city. What else is one supposed to say? It’s true, after all. The architecture of the flats and churches alike is enough to occupy me for days. In fact, I spent three days walking the city, … Continue reading

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What to Expect from Coffee in Europe

First, I’ll put this up top this time: check out the summer’s collection of posts on the main 2017 travel page. — At the Athens airport, I had a long layover. Seven hours, actually. The duration of this stopover wasn’t … Continue reading

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