Marcus drove us from Eschen to Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein and explained the finer nuances of its economy, politics and the royalty over wine tasting in the royal cellars!
This micro-nation is one of the tiniest and the wealthiest ones.
It snuggles deep in the Alps
Edelweiss, a waltz like lullaby celebrates the triumph of love.
“According to a German myth, suitors would climb the Alps to pick this flower (it has an ability to withstand harsh Alpine winters) as gifts to declare their prowess and affection.”
The Markt, heart of the city of Bruges! The exact same place drawn when it was 20°C and when it was 4°C. Yes, the latter involved chattering teeth, frozen hands in fat mittens and gloves drawing one of those shaky lines!
Sail away in the sea of cava!
Bruges, a city of chocolates, swans and chocolate swans!
Designed by André Waterkeyn and Jean Pola, the Atomium is a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. It rests on a single sphere.
Yes! The Tree Tops!
Wiener-schnitzel is a big, battered, flattened, breaded and fried slab of tender meat, served with a lemon wedge, parsley potatoes, and cranberries sauce. In Zirkelwirt, one of the oldest restaurants in Salzburg.
Hotel Sacher and Café Demel both serve this distinct delicacy and have both claimed to be the authentic producers
We reached a little late in the night. Walking through the dead and empty Prater amusement park was eerie. What calmed my nerves was The Giant Ferris Wheel, a whirlwind of light and music against the dark sky!
“Open most days about 12:00, occasionally as early as 09:00, some days as late as 15:00. We close about 19:00 or midnight and occasionally 23:00 but sometimes as late as 24:00. Some days we are not here at all, but lately we are here most of the time except when we are somewhere”
Curious finds by Rucha.