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If our day in its capital city Bratislava is anything to go by, Slovakia will be worth a return visit. It’s only an hour away from Vienna and inexpensive to get to from there: 3 Euro per person on a bus a bit more if you want to hop on a train. You can of course opt for a more expensive option and buy a package that provides you […]

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Vienna did not pioneer “Coffee House Culture”; Mecca had several in the 12th century and Venice had the first in Europe in 1647.  But the Austrian Capital has over the centuries, established the tradition like no other city in the world. Coffee houses are at their best in Vienna! Legend has it that Georg Franz Kolschitzky (1640 – 1694) was the first to obtain a license to serve […]

Taking a Bike Tour With your Dog in Vienna Montecristo travels

Although we did this on our third and last day in Vienna – we really wish we had started our stay with this. It was not only a lot of fun, but it was also a fantastic way for us to get the lay of the land. Almost as good as a walking tour! It’s the perfect way to decide what you may want to return to see […]

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Look at that! You are back for more after our first suggestion! Well alright then!. Let’s tackle our second pet friendly walking tour of Vienna! On the map below, the tour I’ll get into today loosely follows the pink line. So shall we? Let’s start where our subway would always drop us off and at one of Vienna’s most recognizable monuments mentioned in the last post – St. Stephen’s […]

Montecristo in Vienna

Ah Vienna, just saying the word and images of historic coffee houses, Heuriger taverns, massive monuments and Opera houses dance before my eyes. To a soundtrack of classical music of course. Probably Mozart if I am honest! A beautiful city not lost to its past, but rather one that seems to have done the unthinkable: brought the past to the modern era in a cohesive way. With only 3 […]

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I am thrilled to welcome Scarlett of “Petite Suitcase” (a blog we love!) and her darling Chihuahua Alfie to the Montecristo Travels “special correspondent” interview series — the series in which we prove we are not the only ones travelling with our pet(s) and an attempt to bring together a community of people passionate about both their pets and travel. So welcome, WELCOME! I am extra excited because […]

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Taking advantage of the inexpensive transportation option with your dog is really easy in the Czech Republic. Maybe not as streamlined and intuitive to figure out (as a foreigner) as say … Switzerland… but it’s pretty darn amazing. The reason I say this,  has nothing to do with its pet friendliness; because it IS very pet friendly. No, our caveat has more to do with some areas being tougher […]

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So where was I? Ah yes … pet friendly Prague and all it has to offer! So far I’ve taken you on my tour of the Castle and the Little Quarter in Part 1 and then I took you over the Charles Bridge, into the Old Town and Jewish Quarter in Part 2. We have covered a lot of ground you and I but it isn’t over! Today […]

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AND we are back! Last week after our pet friendly stroll through Prague’s castle grounds and the adjacent little quarter, I left you on the banks of the Vltava River near the spot where Mom proposed to Dad. To continue our visit, I invite you to go up some steps, onto the world famous Charles Bridge and cross over to the other side with me. Charles Bridge It’s hands […]

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The name “Prague” will forever conjure the image of a pet friendly fairy-tale landscape. To us, it will always be a city we love for not succumbing to the Napoleonic grid system thus providing us with hours of entertainment as we got lost in the winding and “directionally unpredictable” streets.  It will remain in our hearts a city full of hidden gems, of special places and enchanted memories.  […]