Traditional German restaurant

We decided to find a traditional German restaurant – and were delighted to discover “Pil’s Corner”… …and back to the hotel, when I first noticed this delightful notation on the reverse of my room card: ~ Bella   Read more

World-Famous Sacher Torte at the Sacher Hotel

Another of the items on my bucket list, was to have a Sacher Torte at the world-famous Sacher Hotel… …so, on the way home, that’s exactly what we did! As we walked home past the Opera House, the people were already getting settled for the free public viewing that evening…… Read more

Vienna’s beautiful Hotel Bristol

Vienna abounds with luxury, elegance, and beauty – and they were all combined in my experience last night at the Hotel Bristol. Opened in 1892, this beautiful hotel was named after the British town of Bristol. The photo above is from their website – I wasn’t able to catch one… Read more

Hungarian Etyek Wine Country Tour

Until this trip, I had no idea Hungary had wineries – let alone over one hundred of them just in this region only thirty minutes from Budapest!  …and if you think that is a lot, consider that once there were over 1,000 wineries in Etyek. Crossing the beautiful River Danube… Read more

Bucharest’s Historic Casa Capsa

Sitting, working away on my balcony – I started to feel a little peckish so decided to get dressed and go out for dinner… literally across the road – to the historic Casa Capsa… Whereas most places in Europe have designated hours for dinner, here in Bucharest many restaurants open from… Read more

A Cocktail of Cultures and Language

I am writing this while sitting at a Chinese/Thai restaurant near home here in Lido di Ostia. When I awoke this morning after my huuuuuuge day yesterday exploring Rome, I was ravenously hungry and decided, rather than face the massssses of people at the various markets (that are delightfully all… Read more

First Class Overnight Train from Vienna to Roma

Ostia, here I come! My wonderful limousine company picked me up from the lovely hotel in which I stayed while in Vienna and deposited me at Wien Hauptbahnhof, more commonly known as Wien HBF – the main train station in Vienna. …and btw, those of us old enough to know what… Read more

Agatha Christie and Dartmoor Ponies

What do Agatha Christie and Dartmoor Ponies have in common? Well, normally I would imagine the mystery writer and Dartmoor ponies would have very little in common, but yesterday they both featured in a family reunion of sorts… As you may have read, I have been tracing my ancestry and some… Read more

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La Bella Vista Restaurant in St Leonard’s On Sea, East Sussex

La Bella Vista Restaurant overlooking the English Channel in St Leonards On Sea has become my home/office away from home.  I will add information and commentary later – wanted to at least upload the photos now…                    Read more

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Cullins Yard Bar and Restaurant in Dover, UK

If ever you are in Dover, do yourself a favour and go to the Cullins Yard Bar and Restaurant.  I am yet to add the additional information to this post – but wanted to at least get the photos up…                       Read more