the wino’s #LTeuropa highlights

With the retelling of our harrowing experience in a Viennese dungeon (you know you want to click that link), our #LTeuropa coverage is coming to end. Which, truth be told, kind of makes me want to crawl into a ball and weep. Sadly, I have no trips to Europe in the near future, and even sadder, no way to see the romantic until the spring. Woe is me. WOE. IS. ME. Because you can never have too much of a good thing (or because I’m refusing to let it go), here’s one more trip down #LTeuropa lane. Eastern European Wine It should come as a shock to no one that I was looking forward to…

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#lteuropa bucket list takedown: salzburg & hallstatt

There’s no question: our #LTeuropa reunion of love went way, way too fast. This is why, with only a few days left in our Viennese apartment, we made an executive decision regarding the bucket list: We would visit Salzburg and Hallstatt in one day. Though we had originally planned to dedicate two days to daytrips outside of the city, we just enjoyed the slow-paced process of eating and drinking our way through Vienna far too much. This meant that we were running out of time before our departure for Prague, and needed to consolidate. After briefly researching car rentals (i.e. making the hubs call Hertz and fumble through a very awkward “sprechen du deutsch?” situation),…

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a few of my favorite things: salzburg edition

You know what has always puzzled me? Why “Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music is considered Christmas music. Correct me if I’m wrong, but there isn’t one mention of Christmas in that movie. And I doubt that I’m wrong, because I’ve watched The Sound of Music upwards of 200 times. Maybe its the mention of crisp apple struedel. That seems somewhat holiday-ish. Doorbells and sleigh bells, sure, but schnitzel with noodle? I’m just not buying it. It took an actual winter trip to Salzburg, Austria for me to see why the setting of The Sound of Music invokes the image of Christmas. On a snowy February Sunday, almost the entire city was completely deserted. My friend…

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