Monthly Archives: October 2012

    Mozart, Freud, Beethoven, Marx & Peter the Great have all stayed here. After all, ever since the 1500s, it was the place to go for relaxation, cleansing and healing. Doctors actually prescribed 2-3 week stays at this spa town, where guests typically didn’t bathe in the mineral waters, but drank them! They still do. Take a 2 hour bus ride […]

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  The Great Wall of China. Just uttering those words conjures up images of that long fortified wall snaking up and over forested hills—stretching an incredible 5,000 km across the northern reaches of China’s vast country.  I had wanted to see it, walk on it, experience it, for a very long time. And now I was […]

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