Tag Archives: Wine

Vienna, Austria: Hanging with Beethoven and Something Different

Zum Schwarzen Kameel
Zum Schwarzen Kameel

Sometimes you need to take a break from your worries. Sometimes you need to venture off the tourist route, even if just a little.

So whether you are planning your next trip to Vienna or just needing a break from the everyday same old, then this podcast can solve both.

Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava, Slovakia

We visit with Beethoven, yes, you’ll hear about it.

We stop by a silent disco. I know, it sounds strange. We’ll tell you about it and where to go.

We also share how eating a hamburger differs in oh so proper Vienna.


Sopron, Hungary
Sopron, Hungary

More fun, more different ideas, and day trips to Bratislava, Slovakia and Sopron, Hungary are on this episode of Stories Faces Places.





Budapest, Hungary, Part Two, Taste Hungary

The Tasting Table
The Tasting Table

That’s Taste Hungary and not taste hungry. Join our continued adventures in Budapest, Hungary.

The next paragraph we’ve cut and pasted some of the description for Budapest, Hungary Part I. So what you might ask? Well, it describes part two adventures also, with that confusion, here we go:

“Well, it goes something like this: Begin with calmness and a set of expectations that you have developed based upon what you think you know. End with the knowledge of what you think you know is really only the camouflage to what you really don’t know you don’t know. Confusing? Stick with us, it becomes the un-confusing and very amusing story of our Budapest visit over Christmas.”

In Jail in Budapest
Who smiles in the clink?

That was what we said in Part I. In Part II, we meet with some  fun and genuine Hungarian people.

Gabor and Carolyn own their own business in Hungary called Taste Hungary and The Tasting Table. They offer food and wine tours in Hungary and Austria. In addition to providing great tours, they have one of the largest collections of  quality Tokaji Wine at their establishment called The Tasting Table.  You can visit anytime and taste many Hungarian Wines.

Rita Takaro, a friend and wine consultant in Hungary shares her knowledge and  history of Tokaji wines. Without Rita, we would never have met Carolyn and Gabor.

Ruin Pub
Ruin Pub

Later in the episode, we not so nearly break out of jail, and visit a ruin pub. It’s all fun and interesting information about Budapest, Hungary’s things to do, people to see, and places to go, all off the beaten trail.

If your plans include Budapest you can reach our friends at:

Carolyn and Gabor at TasteHungary.com

Rita Takaro: rita@ritatakaro.com

Podcast: France, Cote Du Rhone: Arles and Avignon en Provence

Laura all smiles amidst all the wine.

Stories Faces Places LogoJoin us on a journey through the Cote Du Rhone wine region of France.

We’ll visit some small towns along the way,  and sample some wine at a private vineyard,  as a result of an impromptu invite from the vineyard owner’s nephew,  a stranger to us.

Those stories, more information about the Provence region of France, and visit to the place where Van Gogh cut off his ear are on this version of Stories Faces Places.

The golden statue of the Virgin Mary high above Avignon, as referenced in the podcast.