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Austria: Vienna: Getting Close to Vienna



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This video about Vienna is from a series of travel videos made by

From YouTube

Published on Jun 16, 2013
Get close to Vienna, Austria! From riding one of the world's oldest Ferris wheels to planning revolutions in caf├ęs, this travelogue shows you the spirit of Vienna and how to get the most out of your trip.

This travel series brings you closer to the cities you thought you knew. You'll discover the local vibe while meeting and making friends with locals, going on an adventure and getting the most out of your trip and destination.


Overnight: Mexico: San Miguel de Allende

Mexico San Miguel De Allende

(from the YouTube video embedded below)

From YouTube
The Spanish colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico lies in the altiplano of central Mexico. The town and the surrounding area gave birth to the Mexican revolution. Temperate climate year round, and friendly inhabitants make the town a delight to visit or live in.

Photo credits: Robert de Gast, Margo Lane, Barbara Tyrer, and miguelitoh2o.

Music is "Tamacun" by Rodrigo and Gabriela.


Overnight: Mexico: Baja California: La Paz


Baja California

From YouTube:

Honoring its name, La Paz [peace] is a refuge of salt and sand, sun and sea, ideal for weary travelers or those wanting to temporarily retreat from daily chaos, a site full of natural wonders and human touches.

Read more about La Paz in MexicoShowroom:


Overnight: Mexico: Vera Cruz, a Mexican Gem


Vera Cruz Mexico

I am always astonished that people think they know everything there is to know about places they've never been, usually because they've seen a Hollywood movie.

Happily, now that the Internet is reality, we can certainly learn more than we used to be able to without actually visiting countries, so I thought that a video about Vera Cruz, a major port on the Gulf of Mexico might be a way to learn a bit more about our next door neighbor to the south.

Incidentally, here's a Wikipedia entry about Vera Cruz ('True Cross')

From the YouTube 'about' section for this video

[The filmmaker] ... was very impressed with the exhibition on the boulevard which showed in pictures the history of VeraCruz back to the year 1860 and was presented by Tamsa. A truly marvelous peace of work. VeraCruz is one of his favorite ports. He likes it in particular because of its true Mexican flavor. Very popular with the Mexicans.
They come from everywhere to enjoy this colorful town with its friendly people, local shops, and music displays. A favorite of the Mexicans for the Mexicans.