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"Auxiliary verbs should only be used in imperfect tense, it's more elegant." Hans announces, matter of fact. No wonder I have struggled so much to learn German, I am not even fluent in basic grammar. I am not only translating German to English in my mind, but also trying to draw on almost forgotten basics.… Continue reading Kitzb├╝hel

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Bad Reichenhall

On an absolutely gorgeous day in October, perhaps one of the last nice weekends of the season, I had the good fortune to visit Bad Reichenhall in Bavaria. Although located in Germany, it is closest to Salzburg, Austria. Like many other mineral spring towns, it was built around salt production which began thousands of years… Continue reading Bad Reichenhall


The Fountain of Youth in Bad Vigaun?

  I have an obsession with thermal springs. It all started in Bormeo last summer. I was so enamored with the ancient Roman baths as well as the beautiful new facility in the hotel where I stayed. Now everywhere I go, I am on the hunt for mineral springs. The waters are warm, sometimes smelly… Continue reading The Fountain of Youth in Bad Vigaun?