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Vienna and Budapest ‣ Part 2. Vienna

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Vienna

To cut a long story short, we landed in Vienna, we were warmly welcome right in the airport and transferred to the city. Austrians speak Austrian German, which I can barely understand, but is no problem for my Dutch fellow: he understands it fairly well and can speak it to a certain extent (that is, it’s advisable to have a Dutch fellow traveler in Austria).

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Vienna and Budapest ‣ Part 1. Schiphol

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One bright, or maybe cloudy day we’ve fancied a trip to Vienna. A friend of mine got to know a pretty generous person willing to put up a couple of noisy fellows. (Russians believe in their unique hospitality, but is it indeed unique?)

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The Right Way

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At last it looks the right way, just like it was. I’m really amazed at indefatigability of the Dutch: would you plant a half kilometer of flowers?

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The Hague

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My first visit to the see in this year is as early as the spring itself.

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MMMavrodi

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A friend of mine is recently back from Southeast Asia. His intention originally was to visit Vietnam and Laos, but he ended up visiting also Cambodia, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

His currency exchanges yielded some peculiar things, whether accidentally or not happened to be in the deck of banknotes, such as this Brunei dollar:

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Spring!

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Now that spring has come, we have daffodils flowering! Not so many and yet remarkable:

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R. I. P. Gary

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Gary Moore would have performed at Highlands Festival here in Amersfoort on May 27-28, 2011. People arranging the concert are now evidently upset.

It’s always hard to conceive when people this famous leave us so unexpectedly. He was 58, didn’t survive a heart attack.

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A hoot of negative

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Challenges chased me in my fatherland, and it takes time to recover. Anyway, imagine you were living in Russia.

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It Feels Like Winter

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You have perhaps heard of wintry weather and severe snowfalls in different parts of Europe. It didn’t leave Holland unaffected either. From my balcony I see something like this:

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