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We arrived home last Sunday. I’ve been holding words for this post in my head unable to write. I don’t know why. I just feel blocked. 541 more words


5 surprises hiking in Austria

After almost a month in Italy and having consumed our body weights in pizza, pasta and wine, it was time for something new. So without a lot of thought, we booked a week hiking in the Wachau Valley, Austria. 709 more words


Durnstein ... the pearl of the Wachau Valley, Austria

Today was one of my favourite days.

We docked at Durnstein overnight and I awoke to a lovely view from my cabin. A leisurely stroll along the Danube and there is Durnstein (population 875). 210 more words


Bone Boxes and Ghosts at the Gate

In my recent Viking river cruise on the Danube, we visited the charming Durnstein. Our program director recommended seeing the bone box in the graveyard. Impossible to miss it, we were told. 313 more words


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Durnstein, Austria

The cruise from Melk to Durnstein along the Danube was a panoramic fantasy. It is that long sweep of the Danube between Krems and Melk known as “the Wachau” and it is truly lovely, a valley out of a fairytale realm.  326 more words


Dürnstein, Austria

So far this season, we’ve made a couple stops in the little Austrian town of Dürnstein, located right along the side of the Danube River. It’s beautifully picturesque and offers some fantastic vistas. 246 more words