Wanderlust Journey

Wanderlust Journey

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2009

September 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Every August, Edinburgh plays host to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We didn’t know it when we planned our trip but it certainly made for an entertaining few days in Edinburgh. They called it the Edinburgh Festival Fringe but this year it went from August 7th – 31st. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the biggest arts […]

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Our First Hours in Edinburgh, Scotland

September 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Our First Hours in Edinburgh, Scotland

After our wonderful time in sunny, hot, and absolutely beautiful Cinque Terre, we made our way to Pisa for our flight to Edinburgh. We were able to make an early train from Vernazza to Monterossa. From there it was a direct train to the central Pisa airport. One word of advice, always leave with plenty […]

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Relaxing on the Beach at Monterosso al Mare

September 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments

After our somewhat epic hike between Vernazza to Monterosso al Mare, and after a couple slices (well, a couple pies), we did something we longed for while we were on the trail itself – we hit the beach. The interesting thing about the beach, at least the section beside the train station, is that they […]

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Hiking from Vernazza to Monterosso al Mare

August 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Martha and I like to think of ourselves are avid hikers. Nearly four years ago, we hiked to the top of Mt. Tallac near Lake Tahoe, a height of nearly 10,000 feet, and I proposed to her there (awwwww). It was a picturesque view of seven nearby lakes and one of our fondest memories. So, […]

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Exploring Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

August 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on Exploring Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

After a late lunch, we decided it was best to take advantage of our time so we hopped on a train to Riomaggiore, the southeastern-most village in Cinque Terre. Riomaggiore Riomaggiore is even smaller than Vernazza. Once you get off the train, you walk through a mosaic-walled tunnel to the town. From there, you have […]

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Arriving in Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy

August 26th, 2009 · 37 Comments

From Montreux, we took a six hour train down to Vernazza, by way of Milan, to spend the next day and a half (two nights) in an area known as Cinque Terre, or “five villages.” Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage site (#826), with the region known for anchovies, pesto, and, of course, olive […]

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Surprise Unplanned Night in Montreux, Switzerland

August 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

After our train ride through the Alps, we ended up in Montreux on the banks of Lake Geneva. We originally planned on taking a sleeper train from Montreux to Cinque Terra, Italy but it was completely booked! The sleeper trains, both the six and four to a cabin cars, and the regular train was full […]

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GoldenPass Line: Scenic Train Through Switzerland

August 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on GoldenPass Line: Scenic Train Through Switzerland

Our original plan for Switzerland was to take the GoldenPass Line from Zürich to Montreux, passing through Luzern and Interlaken. The GoldenPass Line website bills the train ride as one of the most picturesque in Switzerland and I’d have to agree with that statement. I think the ideal way to experience the GoldenPass Line ride […]

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Munich: Viktualienmarkt & Train Ride Home

August 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Munich: Viktualienmarkt & Train Ride Home

After our exploration of the Deutsches Museum we had a few minutes before our 5:40pm train so we headed back to the Marienplatz and the Viktualienmarkt. Viktualienmarkt The Viktualienmarkt is a larger market where you can purchase everything from food to trinkets. It even has a biergarten! It was neat to walk around and see […]

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Munich: Deutsches Museum

August 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on Munich: Deutsches Museum

Deutsches Museum After lunch at the Hofbräuhaus we headed to the Deutsches Museum (DM) for some education! The DM is the world’s largest science and technology museum. We had a great time wandering through the different exhibits including glass blowing, astronomy and space. I wanted to go to the Verkehrszentrum, which is comprised of exhibits […]

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