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Vienna, the final stages

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"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo.

"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it, to tell the tale." Living to Tell the Tale - Gabriel García Márquez.

"They never taught wandering in any school I attended. ... they never taught the art of writing a book, either. It's all so mysterious."
"Wandering is an art in itself. Wandering and writing don't mix"
"Writing demands commitment and if one thing your wanderer is allergic to is that very quality of commitment, for once one is committed he runs that very risk of failure ..." Wanderer - Sterling Hayden.

"Photography enables you to grasp a place first time round. ... Photography is a means of exploration, it's a vital part of travel, almost as essential as a car or a plane. " - Wim Wenders.

"The worst prejudice we acquire during our youth is the idea that life is serious. Children have the right instincts: they know that life is not serious, and treat it as a game..." , Egon Friedell.

"How far you gonna go. Before you lose your way back home" - Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World, Achtung Baby, U2.

"If you want to be a hero well just follow me." - Working Class Hero, John Lennon.

"When I think of all the things I have done, I know that it's only just begun." - I love you, Lou Reed.

"One does not escape the Sahara - the Sahara let's you go or not" - Touareg.

"Planet earth is blue and there`s nothing I can do" - This is Ground Control to Major Tom, David Bowie.

"Glory for the crazy people/in this stupid world" - Ahmed Fouad Negm. > journey > europe > austria > 20040625-vienna

Change! This looks like a good plan.

Still a couple of things need sorting. But this is where I stand right now after necessary postponements.

I think I will travel Poland with Piotr starting 8th of July. We both would be back in Vienna a week later and I should then, probably on the 16th of July, be heading for Waldviertel, some 140km north west from Vienna, to visit my cousin Gerd on his farm. I would stay for the weekend of 17th and 18th of July. Next stage is to participate in a bike tour on Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain starting from Bad Gastein in Salzburg on 21st and 22nd of July with some or most of the same friends I was hiking that same mountain a year earlier in Aug 2003, To be honest already thinking of that trip makes me feel tired and I really hope that some of the lads will be in an equally embarrassing bad shape.

After that I am invited to attend the wedding of Angelika and Norbert on 24th of July in Lech/Arlberg, pretty much in the west of Austria which I am looking forward going to.

I should then be leaving Austria and go to Frankfurt (probably around the 26th of July) and Hamburg (end of July) in Germany then Holland (end of July, beginning of August) and finally London, England (beginning of August) to visit some more old friends on the way.

I like my little game plan. > journey > europe > austria > 20040625-vienna

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