Europe has the most amazing churches! Years ago when my aunt visited Europe for the first time, she insisted that she would not be bringing home tons of pictures of churches like her friends had. “Seeing that many churches has to be boring,” she said. When she returned from her trip, however, she had filled rolls […]
Posts from June 2015
Where is the Bathroom?
Asking the question, “Where is the bathroom?” anywhere in Europe will get you a look, and maybe an eye roll, that says, “Here’s another tourist.” The reason for the disgust was explained to me like this: If you want to take a bath, ask for the bathroom; if you want to take a rest, ask for a restroom; […]
Looking for the Sound of Music, part 2
Click for the updated version of this post. There are several sites in Salzburg, Austria that were used in the filming of the Sound of Music. Visitors can see some of them on the Original Sound of Music bus tour that I detailed in the first part of Looking for the Sound of Music. There are […]
Looking for The Sound of Music
Click for the updated version of this post. You may not be “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” but if you are a fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, you will recognize this familiar gazebo. Several tour companies have capitalized on the curiosity of tourists and have organized guided tours of the sites included in the […]