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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

by Robin Rodig | November 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Salzburg Christmas market, Austria

Perry Como. Johnny Mathis. Bing Crosby. The Chipmunks. They've all put their signature voices on this holiday classic. And I am cheerily belting it out right along with them in Salzburg.

The annual Christkindlmarkt, or Christmas market, has begun in town which means the spirit of the holidays is buzzing here. Various cobblestone squares filled with local holiday-ware merchants. The smell of hot chestnuts wafting from street corner vendors. Echoing choirs singing from the Dom steps. People milling about with cups of hot seasonal drinks like gluhwein (mulled wine- ok) and orange punsch (flavored alcoholic punch- no need to have again).

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The Royal Treatment

by Robin Rodig | November 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Vienna, Austria

If you feel like you're living in 17th century Austria in Salzburg, you'll feel like 17th century Austrian royalty in Vienna. A few days in this regal city showed why it is Austria's crown jewel. Everything is just so... grand.

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