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Villa Marija Hvar

Posted at:3 July, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

June 28 I was up at 7:30am to kick ass on the day and figure out how to get myself to the island called Hvar…. ….right next to a city called Split, down the Croatian coastline.  The train schedule was terrible with 9 and 15 hour train rides to get to cover the 5 hour […]

Plitvička Jezera Croatian National Park in Pictures

Posted at:30 June, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Plitvička Jezera – Croatian National Park Croatian National Park, Plitvička Jezera, is gorgeous.  In 1979 it became a park of UNESCO.  It is a beautiful forested park of waterfalls, streams and 16 different lakes.  The lakes are at different terraces and therefore many waterfalls, the tallest of 75 meters, make for picturesque views. – 220 kuna – […]

Zagreb Free Walking Tour Facts

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Zagreb Free Walking Tour Facts – When I showed up for the Zagreb free walking tour, my guide looked liked he needed the money.  On his backpack that had been patched where it had ripped, and beside the broken zipper, written in marker were the words, ‘Of all the escape mechanisms, death is the most […]

Chillout Hostel Zagreb

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June 26 (cont’d) The train took us from Austrian across Slovenia to Croatia…. …I jumped off the train in a Slovenian station just to touch the ground as I have never been to the country before, but it does not count as a country on my list because I did not make a monetary transaction there.  […]

Euro Youth Hotel Bad Gastein

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June 25 (cont’d) I caught a train to Bad Gastein, Austria…. ….Congratulations to Euro Youth Hotel in Bad Gastein for being the easiest hostel to find so far on this journey! Actually, it is not a hostel, but rather a hotel for young people, as the name might suggest.  Summer time is the slow time, but […]

Skydiving in the Swiss Alps

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I got up early to find out that my hang-gliding activity for today was cancelled.  So, Balmer’s Herberge tried to get me signed up to go paragliding instead.  When there were no spaces available for that, they asked me is I was interested in doing skydiving.  Chyaa!  I have wanted to try it for 15 […]

Eis Riesen Welt – The King of Ice Caves Austria

Posted at:26 June, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

Ice Caves Austria: Eis Reisen Welt The bus for brings you from the town to a spot 15 minutes up the mountain where a building awaits.  Inside is where you buy your ticket to go on further to the cave where you do a tour.  I had my massive backpack with me but the girls […]

Yoho International Hostel Salzburg

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June 23 (cont’d) I arrived in Salzburg and navigated my way to Yoho International Hostel… …which is very simple to find from the main train station.  Staff was pleasant when I walked through the door and I was impressed by how nice the reception area was. Yoho International Hostel They sorted out a very classy and […]

Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna

Posted at:24 June, 2015 in Ambassador Blog

June 21 (cont’d) I arrived in Vienna at the Hauptbahnhof…. ….I had to catch the #18 tram across the city to Westbahnhof where the Hostel Ruthensteiner is located.  The ladies inside checked me in and gave me a glass of homemade elder-flower-lemonade to refresh me and make me feel welcome.  That was really nice of them.  […]

Vienna Facts 13 Interesting Bits of Banter

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Discover Vienna with our 13 Interesting Vienna Facts! -The Palace of Vienna is a square of different buildings because each new emperor wanted to make a new building for himself. -The throne of the Holy Roman Empire was occupied continuously by the Habsburg family from 1438-1740.  They originally came to rule Austria in 1279. Discover […]

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