The Year That Was

It seems that while travel was still a major component of my life in 2019, I was shockingly domestic. That is, I seem to have spent a significant amount of my year (and money) dealing with home improvements. Who have I become?

Sportsing!

As mentioned in my previous post, I arrived in Ostrava yesterday with my three brothers. We had spent a few days together wandering the streets and museums of Vienna, but sadly another siren song was calling us away. For those not in the know, Ostrava is one of two cities hosting the 2020 World Junior…

And Then There Were Four

After four days in Vienna, we picked up a rental car, loaded in all of our stuff, and made our way from Vienna to Ostrava in the Czech Republic. The trip gave me a chance to see a new-to-me section of the country since my previous visits were limited to Prague and a day trip…

The Lessons Of History

Last night, as we enjoyed the many architectural wonders and Christmas markets of Vienna, we wandered naively by the southeast wing of Neue Burg – part of Hofburg palace. The building is stunning and almost monolithic, as are many of the buildings in central Vienna. To be honest, while the building clearly looks to have…

Merry Europe

When last I wrote, all the way back in the old-time-y days of August, I was just finishing up my 2019 European adventure with Manon. We’d managed to travel through Ireland, visit Paris, Bruges, and Amsterdam, and have a bloody good time while we were doing it. And now, almost four months later, I find…