Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Walking in Croatia

I took a short detour to visit Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.

Typical village church

Country walking 

Picnic in the woods

Lots of old tractors still in use.

Walking in Croatia

London Planetree

Full corn cribs

My hosts

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Three countries in one day!

We began the first day of walking 200 miles from Lenti, Hungary to Trieste, Italy today. 
Breakfast of three egg omelet and a big white bun with butter and apricot jam and tea was in Hungary. We walked, and wandered through woods until we crossed the border into Slovenia. About noon we stopped at a food cart and bought LangoŇ°, fried bread basically. A very local food deep fried, brushed with garlic and topped with pumpkin oil, a little local white cheese and paprika. And bought half a glass of local Chardonnay, delicious! 

) Budapest, Hungary

Bronze shoes memorial along the Danube River. A tribute to the Jews who were lined up here, told to take off their shoes, were shot by the Arrow Cross Party, and they fell directly into the river. The Arrow Cross Party outright murdered 10,000 to 15,000 Jews and sent 80,000 people to concentration camps where they were cruelly executed.

I am standing in Pest, looking across the Danube River to Buda.

This Stumble Stones are in front of this building commemorate a Young Jewish boy killed in 1943.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Sightseeing in Prague

A lovely street musician.

A stumble stone.

On the Charles Bridge 

Traditional potato and mushroom soup in a rye bread bowl. Delicious!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Wheels Up! My first day in Prague.

The Queen’s Summer Palace.

The Communists left their mark here, see their symbol in the upper left. Stalin’s statute nearby, however, was dynamited.

Their famous Astronomical Clock.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

My books!

Great turn out at the Taste of Travel event put on by Walking Adventures.