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Travel Blogs from Graz
... book had a wide range of hymns from Johann Sebastion and before, right up to the 1990's. We skipped queueing up for the bread but I did say a little prayer for the rain to stop. It was only drizzling when we came out so I am not sure if that counts. The climb up involved some serious stairs but it was well worth the views. The fortifications were destroyed by Napoleon in 180X, ...
The town has a central old quarter
which is remarkably preserved. The Holy Roman Emperor had a
residence here at one stage so the cathedral and many palaces of the
officials are suitable magnificent. This area, protected by the
overlooking schloss, survive the 2nd ww bombing but large
swathes of the surrounding residential area were destroyed.
The tourist office runs a walking tour
around the old city which worked really well for us as it ...
Wien to Graz
A leisurely packup this morning. We
have taken to breakfasts of the local dark heavy bread with cheese
and salami type sausage along with an expresso coffee.
We bought OBB train tickets to Graz
and this was obviously a mistake as they are very much dearer than
the internet prices I had seen previously (about X3). Even though the
train was sparsely ...
Today, Brian pushed the envelope of his comfort zone, walking around this huge spa in a bathrobe and slippers...and that was before we ran into the naked man and woman heading to the sauna. That was enough to convince us to skip the sauna.
But there is lots to do in this very unusual spa. We have spent two days lazing around the thermal pools, getting pedicures, Reading and napping. Rogner Bad Blumau is reminiscent of Gaudi's architecture ...
... green from the very light green of budding trees to the dark green of the pine forests. The plowed but unplanted fields provide a contrast with the dark soil that looks so fertile. And of course, the sun on the snow capped peaks is icing on the cake.
We are amazed at the quality of the roads, even the two laners in the rural areas. Their winter is just as bad as ours, but we have seen NO potholes. What are they doing right that ...