We've spent the last few days cycling at a very leisurely pace through the beautiful Wachau wine region. We had heard that it was one of the highlights of the whole Danube route and it didn't disappoint. It's stunning. The vines are set along steep hillside terraces, the little towns dotted throughout the region are picture perfect and the wine was delicious! As were the plums and apples we picked along the way.

We also happened to be there during the first weekend of the grape harvest so every little town had a harvest festival, where brass bands played, pigs were roasted on spits and Sturm - a sweet, cloudy wine made from the first grapes of the season - was flowing. We met Linda's sister, Fran, there and spent a very enjoyable few days pottering around.

We're only a day from Vienna now, where we're meeting my parents and chilling out for five days. From there, it's on toward Bratislava and Budapest.


At October 6, 2010 at 11:40 AM Anonymous said...

Great adventures !!!Taking a break from cleaning the kitchen I wonder where I went wrong !! It keeps me going that you are going . Well done .
Enjoy the rest of the travels x Naimh

At October 6, 2010 at 11:47 AM Anonymous said...

Mrs P says;
This new technology is amazing!
So pleased you met with Fran.
Glad you all enjoyed the Danube trip.
Reminds me of the "Blue Danube" waltz.
Enjoy the break meeting with Eva and Rog.
I loved the art deco Gresham Hotel in Budapest - great food and service with amazing view of the bridge!!!
Recommend the opera -great value at 5 euros.
Lots of love , from Grandma

At October 10, 2010 at 6:52 PM Anonymous said...

Of course the only picture of YaYa Eva and YaYa Roger would have to involve large glasses of red wine. Eva developed an outstanding likeing of Sturm (the red wine in question). Vienna was stunning, to say nothing of the company. Thanks Luca, Philip and Linda. We had a ball!

Eva and Roger


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