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Exploring Marrakech

Exploring Marrakech

I just spent a week exploring Marrakech, and I’m here to tell you, it’s a fascinating place. Here’s a little of what I found. If you liked this post, you may also enjoy Podcast Episode 17. Back in North Africa, El Djem Colosseum Know someone who might like this post?

Podcast Episode 17. Back in North Africa, Morocco

Podcast Episode 17. Back in North Africa, Morocco

G’day all and welcome to the Midlife Crisis Odyssey Podcast, where not all who wander are lost, but some of us definitely are. It was a relief to finally touch down in Tangier, Morocco, and good to be back in North Africa. If you liked this podcast, you may also enjoy Podcast Episode 4. Driving in Tunisia, Podcast Episode 11. The Minibuses of Sharm El Sheik Know someone who might like this podcast? You can share it with the social media…

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Built for Speed

Built for Speed

The National Technical Museum in Luzern, Switzerland, is one of the the city’s top attractions, and being a bit partial to historic aircraft and cars, I headed along for a look. After spending time in the aviation and motoring exhibitions, I was wandering the remainder of the museum when I came across a display of winter downhill sporting equipment. After my recent visit to the Bergisel Ski Jumping Stadium in Innsbruck, I was keen to further my knowledge of potentially…

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Leaving Austria Again

Leaving Austria Again

I’ve really enjoyed traveling across Austria. It’s a beautiful place with a fascinating history. But the time has come to move on, and I’ve booked a train ticket to Switzerland. Birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg I’ll let you know what I find when I get there. Until then, bear in mind this old Austrian proverb: ‘The earth does not shake when the flea coughs’ Wise words. If you liked this post, you may also enjoy Sampling a Sachertorte, Where…

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Where Eagles Dare

Where Eagles Dare

Bergisel Ski Jumping Stadium Long suffering readers of Midlife Crisis Odyssey will be familiar with my love of the Olympics. Summer or winter games, the Olympics are a two week festival of sport that has me glued to the telly. I’ve been lucky to visit a few Olympic sites during my travels, and when I arrived in Innsbruck, I was keen to add another one to the list. Innsbruck was the host of the 1964 and 1976 winter games, and…

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Leaving Czechia

Leaving Czechia

I’ve had a great time looking around Czechia. Although I spent most of my time in Brno and Prague, and there’s a lot more of the country to explore, it’s time to head back to Austria. I have a train ticket to Salzburg, so will let you know what I find when I get there. Matej Kren’s ‘Idiom’ installation, also known as the ‘infinity book tower’, Prague Municipal Library David Cerny’s Trabant on legs, Musoleum Art Gallery Until then, remember…

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Leaving Austria (for now)

Leaving Austria (for now)

With Vienna being so close to the border with Czechia, I’m going to head to Austria’s northern neighbour for a look around. I’ll let you know what I find. Horse and carriage rides in Vienna may be touristy, but they still look pretty cool Until then, bear in mind this old Austrian proverb: ‘First bake the strudel, then sit down and ponder’ Wise words. If you liked this post, you may also enjoy Visiting the Freuds’ Part I, Part II…

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Sampling a Sachertorte

Sampling a Sachertorte

I got a job once as a breakfast cook in a hotel. I was traveling around Australia and, being a little short on money, bluffed my way into the position at a relatively large hotel complex. My first day on the job, whilst the head chef was showing me the ropes, I set fire to a tea towel. This action, plus my general unfamiliarity with the workings of a large commercial kitchen, soon made it clear to the chef that…

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Leaving Hungary

Leaving Hungary

I’ve really enjoyed exploring Budapest, and a couple of the nature reserves to the south-east of the city, but now it’s time for me to be leaving Hungary. Back in Australia a referendum has been called, and the closest polling booth to me is in Vienna, Austria. House of Terror Museum, dedicated to the fascist and communist history of Hungary So I’m heading west to exercise my democratic right. I’ll be having a good look around Vienna too, and I’ll…

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Leaving Romania

Leaving Romania

It’s only been a short stay, but it’s time for me to be leaving Romania. Dambovita River, Bucharest I’ve really enjoyed my time here, particularly exploring the Carpathian Mountains. The regional city of Pitesti loves a gaming lounge, and who wouldn’t be tempted in by a photo of fireworks over Sydney? I’m heading east to Hungary to spend a week in Budapest. I’ll let you know what I find when I get there. You can buy as much crap as…

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