Schönbrunn Palace — Vienna Re-revisited

We’ve been walking in the gardens at Schönbrunn for at least thirty minutes when I turn to Eldon the Lion Lice Trainer and say, “There’s something about this rose garden, those faux Roman ruins, this puddle. I’ve been here before, haven’t I?” “Twice,” he says. “Oh.” “Yeah.” “Why don’t I remember these things?” “You remembered […]

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City Hopping — Porto, Portugal Revisited

The botanical garden in Porto is well worth a visit despite its issues. And you can even hop off the hop-on/hop-off bus tour right across the street from the entrance. I love bontanical gardens; I hate museums. “Where are we going?” I ask Frank the Sushi Knife Sharpener. I’m nervous. We have veered away from […]

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