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Sep182016

Slovakia recap after 10 days

This is my last day in Slovakia for this trip. After ten wonderful days in this small, beautiful Central European country, Slovakia is like someone I met and found enchanting and enriching to be around. And now I wonder if my travels and desires will ever allow us to meet again? Slovakia is a country…

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Sep122016

Two cozy days in Košice, Slovakia

When I decided to change my late summer travel hiking trip from the Italian and Swiss Alps to Slovakia for hiking in Tatra National Park, I noticed I had a 20 year old Rough Guide travel book for Czech Republic and Slovakia on my bookshelves. In the 300 or so pages book, there are only…

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Aug202016

July still life stroll through Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger, Norway was an 18 hour overnight visit for my cheap SAS/United flight home to San Francisco in late July. I stayed a couple of miles outside the city at Clarion Hotel Energy and took an evening stroll down to the waterfront to find out what I would find in Stavanger, the fourth largest city…

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Apr152016

More impressions of Vilnius, Lithuania

Travel articles I found indicated few negative comments from travelers about Vilnius, Lithuania. The city ranks high for health and safety, low for cost of living, and near the lowest priced place in Europe for hotel rates. My first indication of the cost of living in Vilnius was the 1 EUR bus fare from Vilnius…

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