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About tourdetom

I'm retired. Travel a lot.

Sadness comes with the Territory

Prague was more than I recall–the city has really changed in the past 10-years. Taking a free tour of the city was certainly the right way to start. Kenny is an American ex-patriot who is from Denver. He’s lived in … Continue reading

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Passau, I Hardly Knew Ye

Passau is in Germany on the edge of Bavaria only a few miles fro Austria. The Danube is joined here by two other rivers–the Inn and the Ilz: Our first morning was foggy and mysterious–this is on the Inn River: … Continue reading

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Do you know the way to Cesky Krumlov?

I know it doesn’t rhythm–sometimes things just work that way. We stopped in Linz, Austria and then went to Cesky Krumlov–located in the Czech Republic: potty break along the way: For me it ”twas a return engagement. It was the … Continue reading

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Going Up the “Brown Danube”

Today there was only one stop. This was to the Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig. The day was quite beautiful, however, until we reached the abbey which was located on a hilltop overlooking the Danube River it was hard to see … Continue reading

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Gotta Love Vienna!

This is the city of Mozart, baroque buildings and art; and great food! Known for strudel and tortes Vienna is home to the Sacher Torte only available at the Hotel Sacher — we also had coffee and incredibly rich hot … Continue reading

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Lookin Forward to Vienna

Four years ago I spent Thanksgiving in Vienna. This time I had a day! And it was marvelous! The visit began with a walk around the city. One is quickly reminded of why Vienna looks like a mini- Paris: broad … Continue reading

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Bratislava, where is it?

On our way we traveled through the first lock: It took forever because we had to wait for others to pass first– it was pretty cool once we entered: After a few hours we were on our way again! The … Continue reading

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