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Travel Blogs from Malta
We spend a restful night in the Blue House. As so often on this tour the background sound is rushing water as the stream by the house tumbles down the rocks to join the Soca River.
The house is filled with object d'art, many of a religious nature. There are wooden icons, a Madonna statue, and some fine paintings, old and new, in the …
Not being members of NATO at the time the Austrians decided they had to mount a defence against the red menace lurking over the border in sleepy old Slovenia. To be fair this region, the Julian Alps is no stranger to long and bloody fighting (see Kobarid entry coming soon).
On the Würzen pass which connects the two countries the Austrians …
It's so nice to sleep in a real bed once more. And the buffet breakfast is a glorious luxury. We revel in it.
Late morning we ride up to the Kelbreinsperre reservoir and dam at the head of the Malta valley. There are lots of waterfalls along the way and we make a couple of photo stops. The last dozen kilometres are a toll road but like …
... supplied Kärnten card.
We tear up the southern approach flicking past cars and campervans with plates from all over Europe. It's a glorious sunny day, perfect for this high road.
We swoop and swing around the corners. Thrilling stuff. Michael Stipe's voice is stuck in my head. I've had worse!
"........I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you ...
... friends and enjoy a little beach time.
Just got the news that my niece in Italy had her baby today, so lots of celebrations going on. We're planning to return to Germany and Austria next year, and a side trip to Italy will be in order. We're hoping to get a longer visa for me next March from the German Consulate, so we won't run up against the problem again.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking