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European road trip St Moritz Salzburg

May 24, 2016 by David Herd

Austrian Summer Salzburg

European road trip St Moritz Salzburg

European road trip St Moritz Salzburg rates up there with my favourite European memories. Breathtaking scenery, snow capped mountains and the wonderful food in Salzburg. This was certainly my best ever European trip which started in Lake Como then on to the French Riviera, a few days in the Cinque Terre  before heading for Milan,  Verona and Lake Garda.

I spent 10 days in a beautiful little French village north of Menton called Breil Sur Roya is known for trout fishing.

Hohensalzburg Castle

European road trip St Moritz Salzburg This fortress is over 900 years old and was originally built to guarantee the safety of the archbishops, while also serving as barracks and a prison.

Salzburg

European road trip St Moritz Salzburg Salzburg has has three universities and a large population of students.

High fashion in Austrian Summer Salzburg

European road trip St Moritz Salzburg I’m rushing straight to the shops to buy a pair.

It’s nice to walk around clean city streets with no traffic.

European road trip St Moritz Salzburg Salzburg is on the banks of the Salzach River, at the northern boundary of the Alps.….. The city acts as a hub for south-bound trains through the Alps into Italy.

Busy Salzburg Street

European road trip St Moritz Salzburg It’s always a pleasure to wander around parts of the city where there are no vehicles.

Nice square in Austrian Summer Salzburg

European road trip St Moritz Salzburg Everybody is enjoying this perfect summer day.

Seafood in Salzburg.

European road trip St Moritz Salzburg We are a long way from the ocean but the seafood looks fantastic.

Too much seafood is never enough

European road trip St Moritz Salzburg What a fabulous display, it looks as good as I have seen anywhere in the world.

Salzburg wedding

European road trip St Moritz Salzburg The blushing bride looks very happy indeed.

Hotel Bristol Salzburg

European road trip St Moritz Salzburg I stayed at this very nice hotel a few kms out of the city. Nice room and very good food in the restaurant.   Agoda rate the hotel Bristol at 9.2, this is very high indeed.

Dinner at my hotel

Austrian Summer Salzburg A schnitzel is compulsory in Austria. 🙂

OMG, the calories.

European road trip St Moritz Salzburg I’m guessing there may be over 2000 calories in this desert.

Hotel Bristol

European road trip St Moritz Salzburg My hotel was quite upmarket and in a great location, use THIS LINK for a very good discount.

Salzburg is the home of Mozart.

Austrian Summer Salzburg Born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a musician capable of playing multiple instruments who started playing in public at the age of 6. Over the years, Mozart aligned himself with a variety of European venues and patrons, composing hundreds of works that included sonatas, symphonies, masses, concertos and operas, marked by vivid emotion and sophisticated textures. Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg.


 My great road trip

European road trip St Moritz Salzburg Thanks for visiting my European road trip St Moritz Salzburg photo blog, this was certainly my best ever European road trip.

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Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

August 15, 2015 by David Herd

Let the games begin

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village has a quintessential main town square where everybody gathers to play chess, socialise and relax in the sunshine.

Early evening in Airole

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

 One of my favourite Italian villages 14 km south of Breil and 14 km north of Ventimiglia on the coast. A beautiful Italian medieval village with a population of 461, it has a delightful town square where the locals meet to chat, play chess & enjoy a vino or an espresso.


 

Town square

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

Everyone gathers here to chat & socialise.

Discussing serious business

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

The world cup was being played & I’m guessing these gentlemen were discussing the teams.

Enjoying a cold beer

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

Well it was a beautiful summers day. 🙂

Deborah & Jodie

   

Homes in Airole

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

Very peaceful & quiet.

The town square

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

The local will gather here later to watch the world cup football on TV.

July 2010 and the World Cup is on.

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

The TV is set up in the village square.

The Roya river

   photo At Airole 1.jpg On the road to Airole just south of Breil Sur Roya.   The Upper Roya Valley begins at the Col de Tende (1871 m) on the French-Italian border. It runs south about 35 km to Breil-sur-Roya and then another 8 km to where it crosses back into Italy. (The Lower Roya Valley flows into the Mediterranean at Ventimiglia.) TheUpper Roya Valley is a region of mountains and valleys, with swift rivers, thick forests, and villages with an Italian flavor.  

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

Located just beside the French border.

Road to Airole

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

The road winds up to the village.

Narrow lanes

  Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village OK, time to find a nice restaurant in Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village.

Local restaurant

  Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village  And here it is. 🙂

Veal scallopini al funghi

  Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village My favourite Italian dish, so far this trip I have had it in Como, Fanghetto & now Airole.  

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

It’s now July so to warm for firewood.

Nestled in the mountains

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

The village is sheltered by the mountain range.

Ancient water fountain

  David Herd Thailand In Airole there are hidden treasures around every corner.  

 Is David Herd in Airole? I’m looking for David Herd.

  Airole Medieval Italian village A guy can dream can’t he? 🙂  

A very peaceful village

Airole beautiful Medieval Italian village

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Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera

August 10, 2015 by David Herd

Pebbles on the beach

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera the very cosmopolitan city of Nice was originally founded by the Greeks & later became a retreat for 19th-century Europe’s elite. The lacklustre port area is rapidly filling up with the city’s coolest restaurants and bars.

July 2010 marked 150 years since the Mediterranean city was ceded to France as a reward for French help in the second Italian war of independence against Austria. The locally born Italian hero Giuseppe Garibaldi was irate about the handover, knowing well – as generations of film stars, millionaires, princes, mafiosi and tourists would later come to realise – that France had quite a trophy on its hands.

Iconic sea-blue chairs

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera

While away the hours on one of its iconic sea-blue chairs rather than lay on the uncomfortable pebbles.

 36 Hours in Nice

A very nice You Tube video courtesy of The New York Times. 

 Private beach area

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera

 The private beaches offer very comfortable sun chairs, umbrellas, and full service to their very EXPENSIVE bars. It’s a nice get away from the hordes of people on the public beaches, and the chairs are much more comfortable than the rocks.

Beach resort French Riviera Nice

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera

 

Many of these private areas actually have sand instead of pebbles.

This can’t be comfortable

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera

However I would be very happy lying beside her, I would gladly put up with the pain from the pebbles. 🙂

The very congested boat harbour

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera

 

I bet there is a long waiting list for a berth.

Toys and Condominiums

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera

As in many other cities on the French Riviera you can really smell the money here. 🙂

Church Maria Sine Labe Concepta

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera

This rather impressive church overlook the harbour in Nice.

Blue Vision 44m Benetti

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera ‘BLUE VISION’ was built in 2007 by Benetti and last refitted in 2012. The yacht’s interior has been designed by Zuretti and her exterior styling is by Stefano Righini. Blue Vision’s interior layout sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms, including a master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and 2 pullman beds. She is also capable of carrying up to 9 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout her living areas to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. With a cruising speed of 12 knots, a maximum speed of 15 knots and a range of 4606nm from her 63000 litre fuel tanks, she is the perfect combination of performance and luxury.

Beach resort French Riviera Nice

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera

Sometimes written off as staid and sleepy, France’s fifth city is is thriving, tourism is a huge business in Nice, but the city also has one of Europe’s biggest technology parks, hosting 1,200 international companies.

Strolling along the promenade.

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera

Nice’s Promenade des Anglais is part of the heart of this seaside French city. Nice’s Promenade des Anglais is lined with cafes situated directly on the beach, and it’s a bustling area active with cyclists, runners, walkers and roller bladers.

At this very spot in 2016 there was a shocking “terrorist” attack on revelers enjoying a Bastille Day fireworks display. Sadly 84 innocent people perished.

Hmm, which way to go?

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera

Well I’m heading for Menton.

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera  

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Look closely you may see some rocks instead of sand. Rocks, what rocks? I don’t see any rocks. 🙂

 On the way to Nice.

Bikini Beach Babes French Riviera

This was only a few miles from Nice, I had driven from St Tropez and after Nice I headed for Monte Carlo.

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Budapest beautiful river Danube bridges

March 21, 2015 by David Herd

Budapest beautiful city

Budapest beautiful river Danube bridgesBudapest beautiful river Danube bridges on show in eastern Europe, in fact rarely has the first 24 hours in any city had such an impact on me. The lights, the beautiful buildings and bridges on the Danube are breathtaking. Buda Castle dominates the skyline near my hotel, certainly it’s more spectacular at night. The castle is the historical complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest, and was first completed in 1265.

Little Princess

Budapest beautiful river Danube bridges

The original 50 cm statuette of the Little Princess (Kiskirálylány) statue sitting on the railings of the Danube promenade in Budapest.

Hungarian Parliament building

 photo Hungarian Parliament Budapest 2.jpg Budapest was united from three cities in 1873 and seven years later the Diet resolved to establish a new, representative Parliament Building, expressing the sovereignty of the nation.

A short video of the Parliament

Matthias Church and Széchenyi Chain Bridge

Szeacutechenyi Chain Bridge

Matthias Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Budapest, Hungary, in front of the Fisherman’s Bastion at the heart of Buda’s Castle District.

Amabella cruise ship

Amabella cruise shipOn their website they say “The AmaBella offers the ultimate in custom-designed luxury. This 161-passenger vessel features a combination of amenities and design details never before seen on the great waterways of Europe. Featuring an impressive range of stateroom categories, dining options and public lounges, AmaBella will transport you on the river cruise of a lifetime.”

This should be called the rainbow boat

Budapest beautiful river Danube bridges

Cruising along the river was one of the highlights for me.

 

100 year old restaurant Budapest

Budapest beautiful river Danube bridgesThat is the actual name of the restaurant, I had dinner there on my first night in Budapest. It’s only 80 meters from my hotel, I was very tired after a long day travelling from Zagreb so perhaps I was not in the right mood.

100 year Old restaurant

Budapest beautiful city

 I found the music was good but too loud and the Hungarian Goulash was ok, but I didn’t like the pasta that came with it.

Margaret Bridge

  Budapest beautiful river Danube bridgesIt is the second northernmost and second oldest public bridge in Budapest.  

Szeacutechenyi Chain Bridge Budapest beautiful river Danube bridges

Budapest beautiful river Danube bridges

One of Budapest’s famous bridges.

The Kiosk is my favourite bar

  Budapest beautiful river Danube bridgesJust around the corner from my hotel this terrific bar shows old movies on the wall.  

Some like it hot

David Herd fivestarvagabondOne of the best comedy movies ever made was playing the other night, I had forgotten just how good it was.

Bar staff at the kiosk

Budapest beautiful river Danube bridges

The guys behind the bar were very friendly.

Pretty face at the Kiosk

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That beautiful smile was certainly worth a photo.

The Buddha Bar

Buddha Bar BudapestThis is the Budapest Buddha bar, I was in the Paris Buddha bar exactly 10 years ago in February 2005, have a look at my Paris post.

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Museum of Fine Arts

  Museum of Fine ArtsI took this photo from the “hop on hop off” bus. These tours are a great way to get a feel of the city.  

Heroes’ Square

Heroes SquareHeroes’ Square or Hősök tere is one of the major squares in Budapest, Hungary, noted for its iconic statue complex featuring the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars and other important national leaders, as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

New York Cafe

New York CafeWhile riding on the “hop on hop off” bus I heard about the New York Cafe, I immediately got off and had lunch in this fabulous establishment.

New York Cafe lunch

  Budapest beautiful cityDelicious food and not overly expensive give the venue.  

Piano man at the New York Cafe

  New York Cafe Budapest  Budapest’s answer to Billy Joel.

Oinos Restaurant

Oinos restaurant BudapestA terrific restaurant which was recommended by Attila from the KIOSK. TripAdvisor rate Oinos 15 out of 1942 restaurants in Budapest. Their sweet Pea soup was as good as I have ever tasted anywhere. I also enjoyed the Lasagna but I wish I had ordered the ribs instead. A nice touch was a champagne welcome drink plus a liquor to finish.

Buda Castle

  Budda CastleI really like this statue at the castle.  

Buda Castle

Buda Castle Budapest

Certainly one of the major attractions in Budapest.

Buda Castle

Budapest beautiful city

The Buda castle is certainly a highlight in the city.

Hot rods at Buda Castle

Budapest beautiful city

Wonderful vintage cars waiting for customers.

Budapest beautiful city

Budapest beautiful city Budapest beautiful city, Parliament house viewed from Buda castle.

Another short video of the Parliament  

On guard at Buda Castle

  Budapest beautiful city  This guy reminded me of similar guards on duty when I was in Prague in the 90s.

Matthias Church

  Matthias Church

Matthias Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Budapest, Hungary, in front of the Fisherman’s Bastion at the heart of Buda’s Castle District.  
 

Inner City Parish Church.

  Budapest beautiful cityThe oldest church in Pest still stands by this spot : the Inner City Parish Church. Originally built in Romanesque style, it was later rebuilt in Gothic style. It stands in part on the foundations of the Roman castrum.

German occupation Memorial

Budapest beautiful cityThe memorial to the victims of the German occupation in Budapest. Liberty Square statue erected composition, which is intended to restore the memory of the people who are directly linked to the death of Hungarians in 1944 the German occupation.

Shoes on the Danube Bank

 photo Shoes on Danube Bank 1.jpgThis is to honor the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II. They were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. This memorial represents their shoes they left behind. 

St. Stephen’s Basilica

It is named in honor of Stephen, the first King of Hungary (c 975–1038), whose right hand is housed in the reliquary. It was the sixth largest church building in Hungary before 1920. Today, it is the third largest church building in present-day Hungary.

Buda Castle

Buda Castle BudapestThe castle at night is one of the greatest sights I have seen anywhere in the world.

I hope you enjoyed my post on this wonderful city.

Budapest beautiful city Here are three bits of advice for you when Budapest, for a reasonably priced hotel in the very best location book the Promenade City hotel through this Agoda link. Secondly, spend around $25 on the “hop on hop off” bus which will give you two days on the bus and also a very good river tour. Finally stay away from this bar in Vaci St,  it is a shocking rip off joint, 2 girls struck up a conversation with me on the way in, we sat together and I had one beer, they were drinking like crazy. The bill came to 99,000 or $350 USD, I refused to pay it then they wanted 1/3. The waitress was in on the scam siding with the two blonds, she knew very well I only ordered and drank one beer. Just to get out of there I decided to pay 10,000, or $35 USD and left. Avoid this place at all costs. It’s such a shame they let this happen in this great city. I hope this warning may save some people the cost and embarrassment.  Of course I should have realized as soon as these two young women started to chat me up there was  scam involved. Which only reminds me when travelling in strange cities you must always be on your guard. 🙂       Budapest Scam      Scam Budapest

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 Take a look at Budapest from the air.

 

 

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Sarajevo was one of my stops on the way to Budapest

 

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Mostar in Bosnia was a real surprise

 

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A stand out feature of this trip was my selection of hotels and apartments, everyone of them was in a perfect location…

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Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

October 23, 2013 by David Herd

Madonna di Campiglio

Madonna di Campiglio Dolomites

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda is a great part of the world, obviously it is a skiers paradise, however I was there in summer in July 2010, it was great being able to move around without the crowds and the snow. I also used it as a base to visit St Moritz & Salzburg.

Crazy Germans cyclists

Italian Alps

I met two crazy Germans who were  riding bikes at 8,500 ft on top of the mountains.

Madonna di Campiglio

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda
Totally spectacular.

David Herd 8,500 ft high at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy.

North Italy wonderful mountains

 Madonna di Campiglio is a  ski resort in the alps in northeast Italy. It is 1,500 m above sea level and about 1000 people live there.

North Italy wonderful mountains

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

Rugged mountains and blue sky.

A beautiful view of the mountains

beautiful mountain view

Captivated by the wonderful view.

 The village of Peio in the Italian Alps.

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

Peio is a hamlet in the Italian Alps, which has focused on agriculture and cattle raising. Since 1970 it has become a popular ski resort.  Peio  is rich in mineral water which they bottle and export.Lake

Peio

North Italy wonderful mountains

I was staying in the village below.

Beautiful valley near Peio

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

It looks just like a picture postcard.

 Peio Italian Alps

Peio Italian alps

I was so lucky the weather was beautiful.

Nice restaurant & hotel in Peio

North Italy wonderful mountains

Good food and a great atmosphere.

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

The photo above is on the road from Lake Garda to Peio.


Here I am in my ski lodge in the Italian Alps.

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

Home sweet home, now time to hit the road. Thanks for visiting my Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda photo blog.

My road trip from Peio to Salzburg via St Moritz.

David Herd Italy

Thanks for dropping by folks, here is a little video capturing the essence of Italy.

Here is a great site for tourism in Italy, click here.

 


Click here to see an interesting part of France.

 

 

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Bruges beautiful Belgium city

June 28, 2013 by David Herd

Bruges beautiful Belgium city

Bruges beautiful Belgium city

Bruges beautiful Belgium city, in fact I knew very little of this great place until I saw the 2008 movie called “In Bruges” with Colin Farrell, then I knew I just had to visit, I had the same feeling about Versailles after seeing the Woody Allen movie “Midnight in Paris,” so actually this European trip was planned around both those fascinating destinations. I was not disappointed the city is quite special, expensive but really special.  😆

Bruges waterfront homes.

Bruges beautiful Belgium city

Definitely a city that should be on your bucket list.

Without a doubt AGODA is the best online Hotel booking site.

Belgium Chocolates, yum!

Bruges beautiful Belgium city

Now we all know how famous Belgium is for its chocolates however I am willing to bet you don’t always get a warm smile from a lady when you give her some of these.

Coffee in the sunshine

David Herd Bruges

Here are my two English friends Bill Austin & Dave Catchpole not looking too happy, maybe it was something they ate.  🙄

Outdoor Cafe in Bruges beautiful Belgium city

Bruges beautiful Belgium city

I have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful place for you to visit,  remember to book your hotel before arriving. Check the weather forecast as well, it is so much nicer walking around the village taking photos with a beautiful blue sky.

Bruge Plaza

Bruges beautiful Belgium city

Interesting sculptures and fountains.

The Park hotel is in a perfect location across the road from the above square.

Park Hotel Bruges

There are many good restaurants and bars to choose from, however if I visit again it will be during the week as the weekends are so busy in summer most of the hotels are full. We paid 200 Euros for room at the Park Hotel with 4 single beds.


 

Waterfront restaurant.

Bruges beautiful Belgium city

An interesting restaurant beside this wonderful tree.

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Catch fish from your window.

Bruges beautiful Belgium city

Picture postcard perfect in Bruges beautiful Belgium city.

Red wine & desert.

Bruges beautiful Belgium city

As you would expect there are many nice restaurants in Bruges.

Thanks for visiting my Bruges beautiful Belgium city photo blog.


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Sydney Opera house        Paris hotel        Grand Palace Bangkok
               Tokyo                        Rio De Janeiro                        Budapest
Tokyo        Carla, what a girl. photo CopacabanabeachNov2003-128.jpg        Buda Castle
           London                            Beijing                            Capetown
Kings road Chelsea        Bruges beautiful Belgium city        David Herd Thailand

            That’s all folks

 Eastern European Odyssey

Here are some more photos of this beautiful city.

Thanks for visiting my blog on Bruges, and thanks to the movie “In Bruges” for inspiring me to visit this wonderful city. Please send the link to your friends http://fivestarvagabond.com/

Click here for my St Tropez post.

My fabulous world in 2014

Some Red light action in Bangkok

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