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Justizpalast and Justizcafe (Vienna)

Justizpalast and Justizcafe (Vienna)

While not exactly a tourist attraction, the Justizpalast (Palace of Justice, the seat of the Austrian Supreme Court) is an architectural gem that is accessible by the public in Vienna’s Inner Ring. Best of all, their top floor cafeteria, Justizcafe, has outdoor seating and fantastic views. When you arrive, you must go through security but … Continue reading

Three Picks for Ice Cream in Halifax, NS

Three Picks for Ice Cream in Halifax, NS

My picks to fill those ice cream craving in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Black Bear Ice Cream FB, Yelp Location: On the waterfront, between the ferry terminal and the BeaverTails stand. Flavour: Moon mist (banana, grape, bubble gum). Order: Double chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich ($4.50). I’d go with a regular cone next time. Service: … Continue reading

Halifax Public Gardens in Mid-May

Halifax Public Gardens in Mid-May

Life is arriving at the Halifax Public Gardens but only just. Some flowers have been newly planted, some flowers have bloomed, the grass is lush, and everything is ready to go.  But the Public Gardens is nowhere near it’s prime in May. The trees are still bare, many flower beds are empty, and the space … Continue reading

Margaret Island, Budapest

Margaret Island, Budapest

On a whim I decided to visit Margaret Island (Margitsziget) after a rushed morning tour of the Hungarian Parliament Building. It is within walking distance and the rain, although it refused to altogether stop, had lightened considerably. Along with ordering grey beef steak at Zeller Bistro and entering an escape game run by Claustrophilia to … Continue reading

One Day in Food, Prague Edition

One Day in Food, Prague Edition

This post is about the food I enjoyed during my last full day in beautiful and lively, but seriously rainy, Prague. Date: Saturday, October 10th, 2015 City of a Hundred Spires: Prague, Czech Republic What I watched on TV that night while packing: a German music program where club versions of popular songs were mixed … Continue reading

Forever Unconquered

Forever Unconquered

I took this photograph just about one year ago (I’m off by a few hours). For most of the past year I’ve thought that the inscription translates to: With good fortune. Forever the unconquered! I’m not sure that it does. The artifact is on the grounds of the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey … Continue reading

The View from Shirley Heights, Antigua

The View from Shirley Heights, Antigua

I had planned to write something a little more substantial about visiting Shirley Heights. Something about its history, the drive there, the cocktails available at the bar, what it’s like to visit with a tour group, etc. But all that matters is this: The view from Shirley Heights is spectacular. If you are in Antigua, … Continue reading

One Day in Food, Caribbean Cruise Edition

One Day in Food, Caribbean Cruise Edition

This post is all about the food I consumed in one day during a Caribbean cruise. To be exact… Date: Friday, February 13, 2015 – Day 6 Ship: Adventure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Port: St. Maarten Breakfast I ate breakfast in the Windjammer Cafe on deck 11 while docked in St Maarten. Throughout the … Continue reading