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Author Archives: David

Pula – Croatia

Pula on the southern tip of the Istria Peninsula in Croatia was a lovely spot where unfortunately, we could only spend 1 night on our way around to Italy from Budapest, Hungary. It seems Pula has been a very popular place to visit for thousands of years as it has a very long history with … Continue reading »

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A good time to Die Hard – filming in Budapest

Walking the streets this evening in Budapest we came across a couple of city block that were effectively closed off. Turns out they are shooting a lot of Bruce Willis’s new Die Hard 5 film here in the city. We know what film they are shooting as I got a good clear shot of the … Continue reading »

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Our first subway (metro) ride, Budapest.

We took our first metro ride in Europe today. It was cheap, fast and easy to navigate. Yay for us.

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Slovakian Folk Music Group in the Old City Square

On our last night in Bratislava we came across a performance by a Folk band in the square in the old city. They were very good at what they do however not all of their music was to my taste. Some of it got a little too fast and furious that it lost definition. Whilst … Continue reading »

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Glennie Grammer Band & Orchestra Performing at the Slovak Radio Hall, Bratislava

Here we are in Bratislava. This city is magnificent, especially in the old town area where they have been restoring it only over the last 15 years or so. Here are two videos I shot on my old Fujifilm Finepix of the Glennie Grammer Europe Orchestra and The Big Band. They are performing at the … Continue reading »

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How do you make your dog poop in the bag?

Okay, that’s not really the challenge here. The challenge is how to poo in the toilet according to this free puppy pooper bag you can find most parks here in Bratislava.

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Washing the dirty clothes in Bratislava

We are taking a few hours out of our schedule to get some clothes washed for ourselves and Courtney. Searching the net turned up it one laundromat. This Laundromat is amongst communist style high density flats. Quite an experience going for a walk amongst the unit blocks. The picture above shows a Soviet style hand … Continue reading »

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Free wifi hotspot in Bratislava

I’m parked in a back street in Bratislava a few hundred metres from Courtneys hotel, Joy and Amanda have walked up to collect Courtneys washing. Lo and behold, free wifi from the Lebanese restaurant I’m in front of.

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How to trim a 50 foot hedgerow

Looking around the gardens of the Schonbrun Palace in Vienna you will find many pathways generally running geo-metrically North, South, NE, SW, ENE etc. They are mostly all vertically trimmed, neat with some sections yet to receive their most recent hair cut. Now this does beg the question…how does one give a 50 foot high … Continue reading »

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Schonbrun Palace, Vienna

Schonbrun Palace in Vienna is huge and it has the biggest gardens to walk around too. The pics here below are of the Neptunes Fountain to the rear of the Palace. If you were to ask me what do I associate with Vienna you will get the answer, two things. Big buildings and the Ultravox … Continue reading »

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