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Street Food: Seafood in Salzburg

Picture of Mozart's Birthplace in Salzburg Austria by Arun Shanbhag

Salzburg is a very artistic city. Everything here is named after its favorite son, Mozart: statues, banners, chocolates, t-shirts, buses and every lamp post! A stone’s throw from his birth place, we did find this eatery with nothing named Mozart. The seafood arrayed here was sufficient to make any fish lover (Konkani) giddy with joy. […]

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More from Innsbruck

On vacations, we wake up earlier and walk around the city when it is mostly empty. The light is beautiful, great service in backerei and a great time to explore the city. Here on our morning walk through the city of Innsbruck, by the river Inn. The sun is barely reaching the tops of the […]

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Innsbruck: Overpriced Gizmos

Can you guess what these overpriced gizmos are? And their price?

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Visiting Innsbruck

A shop window in Innsbruck. Creative and colorful! View from atop Patscherkofel. In the valley below is the town of Innsbruck. (click image for larger version) The Complete Travelogue from Austria: Innsbruck: Overpriced gizmos More from Innsbruck New Year Greetings from Innsbruck, 2007 Street Food: Seafood in Salzburg Live well today Stefansdom Vienna Austria Vienna: […]

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New Year Greetings 2007

Patscherkofel, Innsbruck, Austria Wishing You All A Peaceful and Enlightening New Year! M&A The Complete Travelogue from Austria: Visiting Innsbruck Innsbruck: Overpriced gizmos More from Innsbruck Street Food: Seafood in Salzburg Live well today Stefansdom Vienna Austria Vienna: Those pastries tempt Good bread is good for you Celebrating Mozart

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Live Well, Today

Today is what you will be nostalgic for, in a few years. Occasionally, I am overcome by fond memories of childhood in Mumbai; visiting cousins, relatives and grandparents in the rural Karnataka towns of Bhatkal, Honavar, Hosad and Kumta. From what I remember, then I was busy running around, chasing dragon-flys, seeking bird eggs, stoning […]

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Stefansdom, Vienna

Stefansdom (St Stephen's Cathedral), Vienna, Austria After many trips to Switzerland, this year we added Austria to our travel plans. Glad we did. The mountains are spectacular, though they don't sit as majestically as in Switzerland; their coffee and pastries were equally delectable and even a tiny village bakery offered the widest variety of healthy […]

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Vienna: Those pastries tempt

pics of pastries at the Gerstner Bakery Vienna Austria by Arun Shanbhag

Gerstner Bakery, Vienna, Austria The year has been crazy: traveled seven countries and ran two marathons (Boston and Chicago). This week I tended sore legs. In the gym, I simply stretched aching muscles and tendons, worked on the upper-body (M thinks I have the attractive physique of a starving ethiopian refuge) and caught up on […]

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Good Bread is Good for You

Display of breads in a tiny bakery in Vienna – steps from our friend's house. The bakery carried a large variety of multi-grain breads and everything was “organic.” The front counter displayed an assortment of dessert rolls, croissants, tarts, pastries and other savories. We'd nibble on an almond- or walnut-filled croissant and sip their superlative […]

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Celebrating Mozart

Two hundred and fifty years ago in Salzburg, was born Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In a brief 35 year span, he composed enough music to last us all a lifetime – many times over. In my bachelor days I took every opportunity to attend symphonies. A collection of his music was the first CD I ever […]