30 Million Years in the Making

A visit to South Tyrol or Alto Adige is not complete without admiring the stunning beauty of the majestic Dolomites dominating the region. So, this morning we played tourist. On a tour bus driving out of Bozen, our skilled driver soon navigated the huge vehicle up through narrow valleys, past steep cliffs and gushing rivers….

Gateway to the Dolomites

Bozen or Bolzano. German and Italian. Both languages are spoken in this gateway to the spectacular Dolomite mountain range in South Tyrol, a small region in Northern Italy that belonged to Austria until the end of World War II. Even until today the people of this region would like to belong to Austria rather than…

Beim Heurigen

Day three greeted us with another stunning blue sky over Vienna. Not at all a certainty in Austria to have so many sunny days in a row. Glad not to worry about umbrellas, sweaters and jackets, we hopped on the Tram, the Underground and then on the bus and headed up into the surrounding hills…

Four Hoofed Perfection in White

When visiting Vienna one can expect to experience and discover things not found in other places. Such precious gems are the white Lippizzaner Stallions of the world renowned Imperial Horse Riding School which we went to see on our second day in Vienna. This exceptional breed of muscular horses dates back to the 16th century…

Circling the Ring

A visit to the Austrian capital is a must for every tourist who steps onto Austrian soil. As during our last visit to my homeland, Bob and I, along with my niece Alia, hopped on the train (not any train but the Jet Rail) and zoomed at a speed of 200 km per hour (125…