I am back in LA after a month long trip that started in Budapest and went through Vienna, Salzburg, Munich and then off to Singapore before returning to LA. I learned a couple of things on this trip.
1. Lufthansa airlines doesn’t offer much leg room in coach and this matters on a 12 hour plane trip. 2. Singapore Airlines Business Class is outstanding. 3. When you fly from Munich to Singapore, you fly over some tough parts of the world. 4. While in Austria, there is only one thing on the menu called Schnitzel. 5. The Austrian Emperor had wonderful palaces. 6. I like German beer. 7. Europeans need to stop smoking so much. 8. Salzburg offers easy access to wonderful nature spots just over the German border. 9. Budapest has a really cool center city. 10. If you are looking for a nice hotel in Singapore, you have to stay at the Marina Bay Sands! 11. I like European trains.
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