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Jun 29, 2018 - Liechtenstein

Stephan given me several suggestions for touring Liechtenstein.. He kept saying, “It’s a small country so you can see it in a day.” It. Is actually. The. 6th smallest recognized. Country in. The world at 160 sq. kilometers. (The Vatican actually tops the list as the smallest country in the world.) I started with a drive up to the Vaduz Castle. Vaduz—actually pronounced, Fa-doosh (I know, go figure) is the capitol of Liechtenstein. The country is a parlementary monarchy with a 26 member Parlement protecting the rights of us commoners. The...

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Jun 23, 2017 - Into the countryside and a bit of wine

Up c 0515. The large fan by and large did its job. Had enough time before brekkie to get yesterday's blog up. The hotel is small so the brekkie room is limited to perhaps 24 seats. It was nicely laid out. Coffee was brought to the table, refills with a new cup. Along comes Yappy Stan to make one of the monumentally dumbest lines ever, advising his room was quiet. He's solo in his room! With other ribbings directed toward him, we were reduced to tears. He also plainly said he talked to Peter about the lack of a fan in his room. When I asked...

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Jun 22, 2017 - The crown jewels

Woke up c 0545, roomie stirring already. While on the computer, the phone rang. I picked up the receiver; nada. I pressed the wake up button; nada. Eventually it stopped which I took as success. Minutes later there was a knock on the door. It was evidently hotel follow up. Technology and I clash yet again. A shower and chill time with Lou before heading down for our nicely presented picnic-like basket of brekkie items: sandwich, nectarine, yogurt, banana, juice and water. Off at 0700 for the short 20M trip to the airport, passing Camp Nou...

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Apr 23, 2017 - Vaduz, Liechtenstein

This morning had a last walk around Zurich before checking out of my hotel and catching a train to Sargans, then a bus to get to Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein. Was hour train ride going along Lake Zurich then a 30 minute bus ride, got into Vaduz about 1:00 pm and the town was very quite just a few people on the streets and it being Sunday all the stores were closed. A short walk to my hotel got checked in then off for a walk about the town, checked out the National Museum, the Treasure Chamber, and the Postage Stamp Museum, not a lot...

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Aug 16, 2016 - Liechtenstein

Today we visited the country of Liechtenstein which sits between Switzerland and Austria, among mountain ranges that rise steep and rugged above the Rhine River. The country is only 24.6km long and 12.4km wide. The Austrian prince Johann Adam Von Liechtenstein purchased the countries of Schellenberg (1699) and Vaduz (1712) from impoverished German nobles and gave them his name. It was for a long time a principality under the Holy Roman Empire until it gained independence in 1866. After the Anschluss (Nazi Germany’s takeover of Austria)...

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Feb 9, 2015 - Liechtenstein

Bright, crisp & sunny morning. The view across the now still lake to the snow covered mountains in Switzerland on the other side was beautiful. The temperature was down to 28 degrees Fahrenheit so it was pretty cold. We couldn't fill the water tank on Elsie as the hose at the filling point was frozen up. We did drain the waste water tank & we did fill a couple of water bottles from the taps in the toilet block. We drove out the site & the quarter mile to the Swiss border where we bought €40 pass for the Swiss motorways. You only have to buy...

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Oct 13, 2014 - Luncheon in Liechtenstein

Quick entry to reflect a lunch stop in Liechtenstein. This tiny country is most famous for selling postage stamps, and the fact that almost every European tour operator includes a few minutes here so they can boast of another country visited. Now that I think about it, maybe that 's what we did.

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Jun 3, 2014 - Vaduz Day 2

We are not actually staying in Vaduz, the capital, which is located on the flat close to the Rhine River but at Triesenberg 10km away on dominating ground. We have come to the realisation that Liechtenstein with a population of 37,000 is a winter orientated country that offers magnificent scenery and a very high standard of living for its population. It appears an egalitarian society, however, I'm sure there are many better off than others. What the country doesn't have, are significant wow type attractions; for example the Vaduz Castle is...

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Jun 2, 2014 - Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Breakfast in the Gasthof was as enjoyable as our evening meal; the only problem with having breakfast included with the tariff is to over eat which we did again this morning. While the girls shopped, I visited the local tourist office on it's opening and sought advice on attractions to see on the way to Vaduz, Liechtenstein. The first recommended site was the Tettnang New Palace, 18km from Weingarten . Extensive renovations were in progress on the building and rooms available for viewing were not open until mid afternoon. We did however...

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May 10, 2012 - Leichtenstein

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND For some general information, here are some exerts from the Lonely Planet – Hungary & Liechtenstein chapter on Liechtenstein: Liechtenstein wows with its stunning natural beauty. Measuring just 25km by 6km, it’s barely larger than Manhattan, doesn’t have an international airport and is reached by public bus from Switzerland and Austria. Vaduz is the kind of capital city where the butcher knows the baker. With its tidy, quiet streets, lively patio cafes and big Gothic- looking castle on a hill, it feels more like a...

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Aug 27, 2010 - Day 6: 3 Country Tour: Vaduz, Lichtenstein

Final visit before heading back to Garmisch was the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. It is only 62 square miles (160 square KM), 15.3 miles long and 7.7 miles wide. It has a constitutional hereditary monacrchy on a democratic and parlimentary basis. The head of state is Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein. It is a beautiful place with a blend of modern and historical buildings.

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Aug 9, 2009 - Ground level starts to rise. It’s the Alps!

Well what a nights sleep! The Aire du Service just outside Epinal was our resting place, we had the whole Aire to ourselves so once the thunder and lightning eased the rain began. We got our heads down and were soon sound asleep! I can’t even remember getting into bed! The sound of the rain hammering on the roof lulled us to the land of nod! We were off just after 8.30am, The journey between France and Switzerland had some nice alpine roads and plenty of switchbacks. Being Sunday there were plenty of bikers out enjoying their bikes....

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