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Traveling to Budapest

I am sitting on the train to Budapest. Kendra is across from me, sleeping peacefully – a nice change from the exhausted, stressed student she has been for the past few days. Yesterday she spent four hours in exams, finishing her last one at 3:30pm. While she was writing answers, I was busy doing laundry […]

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The Heat Wave Continues

The heat here truly is becoming unbearable. Kendra is entrenched in studying for finals, so I spent time by myself today, wandering the streets of Salzburg. My first stop was the Franciscan Church, which was by far my favorite I have seen in Austria. The walls and columns were rough-hewn stone, and the mood inside […]

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Dancing in the Streets

After lunch today we walked over to the Salzburg Museum of Modern Art. Though we only had an hour and a half, it was more than enough time to wander through the small building. There were two exhibits – a fabulous photography show, “The Europeans”, featuring the work of Tina Barney, and “Reflections”, a smaller […]

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Getting Ready for the Next Leg…

Yesterday was very relaxing, and ended with a fun trip back to the Augustiner Beer Garden. My major accomplishment for today was finalizing our plans for the ten days we have after Kendra is done classes, before we return to Ireland. I have booked our hostels, so here is our official itinerary: July 29th-Aug 1st […]

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Obertraun and Wolfgangsee

Today was a day of extremes; from walking through 30-degree ice caves, to swimming in an enormous lake, I feel like we did it all! Our day started with a short drive from the hostel to the base of the Dacsteinhöhlen. We hopped on what was, by far, the steepest cable car we’ve been on […]

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Road Trip to Hallstatt

I woke up this morning and made the trek to the Salzburg airport to pick up our rental car. Though I was expecting a tiny car with no air conditioning, I was pleasantly surprised to find out we had been upgraded to an Audi A3 with air. After checking out of the Budget car rental, […]

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Fresh Food!

Kendra woke me up at 6:45am this morning. As tough as it was to drag myself out of bed, it was totally worth the effort. We walked a few short blocks to an amazing web of farmers’ market food stalls. It was amazing – vendors selling everything from fruits and vegetables to pastries, cheeses and […]

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The Old City of Salzburg, Austria from the Mirabell Gardens.

Gardens, Dwarves, Beer and Music

Today our big adventure to Mirabellgarten (the Mirabell Gardens) turned out to be much more exciting than we expected. As we roamed through the flowers, fountains, and statues, we came upon a music group from Milton Keynes, England. They were giving a free performance in the middle of the gardens. We stayed to listen to […]

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Sunset in Salzburg, Austria.

A Day of Learning

Today started out slowly, but quickly picked up the pace. I met Kendra for lunch at the University café, where we ended up eating with one of her professors. She is a lovely woman, originally from Edinburgh, who now teaches at the University of London. We had a great conversation about law, politics, and the […]

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A Quiet Day

Today it was nice to be back at the dorm. We took the day to sleep and recover from our trip to Innsbruck. I read for most of the day to prepare for the week of classes. Jen worked on our short video about hiking through the alps. We shared a meal at a vegan […]

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