Monthly Archives: June 2011

Full of Bologna

Once again in the morning we enjoyed a free buffet breakfast. As we were leaving, I noticed something nestled in a niche in the restaurant that confirmed anew we are not alone in our love of certain animal species. A friendly employee waved us … Continue reading

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Releasing the Rabbit

(Note: Travels with Tricia in Tuscany will resume tomorrow. As you may imagine, I’ve been hopping, getting the details together to publish and promote my memoir.) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAUNCH DATE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011 on Amazon.com  http://www.amazon.com/Rabbit-Trail-Former-Playboy-Bunny/dp/0615375707/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1309131523&sr=1-1 Product Description … Continue reading

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Dragons and Other Monsters

Legend has it the foundations of Ljubljana were laid when Jason and the  Argonauts, fleeing with the stolen Golden Fleece, passed through what is now the capital of Slovenia on their way from the Black Sea to the Adriatic. They sailed up the Danube, … Continue reading

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Prepping for the Pope

We’re not sure if the military men marching on cobblestoned streets were regular Croatian soldiers or part of a Papal guard (and we were not about to ask them), but they were something to see. The sun was hot, their outfits woolen, … Continue reading

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I Remember Daddy

I was doing a little spring cleaning last week and came across an old tackle box that belonged to my father, who passed away a few days after Christmas in 1987. His fishing items have moved about from Los Angeles to Utah … Continue reading

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Zurprising Zagreb

We were relieved when we entered the hotel, although there was definitely an air of austerity permeating the place. Contributing to it was the lengthy list of “Rules of the Room,” which we brought down to the hotel’s restaurant to read during dinner. There could … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Budapest

On departure morning we had one more geo-political discussion over eggs sunny side up with Robert at Villa Korall and then loaded our car. We were not yet bound for our next stop, Croatia, though; once again we headed back … Continue reading

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La Belle Budapest, Part IV

At noon the next day we met for coffee at the New York Café in the New York Palace Hotel, whose interior is nothing short of breathtaking. Keith challenged Adrian (Mourby), the novelist and travel writer of our group, to describe what … Continue reading

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La Belle Budapest, Part III

We checked out the many stalls offering souvenirs as we strolled away from the square toward Buda Castle. Although it has been destroyed and rebuilt many times over the centuries, this magnificent edifice originated in the 14th century with the Angevin rulers … Continue reading

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La Belle Budapest, Part II

… actually before the trip was over. More on that later. November 17, 1873 marks the unification date of the hilly city of Buda with its magnificent castle on the west bank of the Danube, with Pest, the flat area on the … Continue reading

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