這就是我所謂的寂寞
如果我們深愛著某一個人 我們能承受,必須分離的那一天嗎? 而分離,是生命中的一部分 有可能我們愛著某個人 卻不會怕失去他嗎… 有可能我們活著 卻不愛任何一個人嗎? 這就是我所謂的寂寞

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多瑙河是歐洲第二大河,布達佩斯則是多瑙河流域所流過的第三個首都,而多瑙河在歐洲領土上共穿過了四個首都,在這之前我也去了多腦河流過的第一個首都維也納,接著是布拉提斯拉瓦再來就是布達佩斯了,最後會流過塞爾維亞與蒙坦尼格洛也就是前南斯拉夫之首都貝爾格勒
(Belgrade)再經過羅馬尼亞流入黑海。所以除了可以搭火車往返從維也納、布拉提斯拉瓦和布達佩斯之外,也可以利用水路汽船做為交通工具。 

多瑙河將布達和佩斯劃分為兩個城,所以布達佩斯也稱之雙子城,右岸是佩斯城,左岸則是布達城。布達城主要為山丘地,海拔約170公尺也是眺望佩斯城的最佳點。布達城主為分為皇宮和舊城兩個部份,也是布達城最為重要的觀光景點。佩斯城讓人感覺較為現代及繁榮以至於和布達城形成了一個對比。

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俄國作家托爾斯泰說:「我們認識這個城市,
          還不都是從幾個頂尖的建築物開始。」



進入了宮崎駿魔女宅急便的世界裡

  有人曾說,這一生一定要去一趟巴黎,但我不這麼認為,我倒覺得一生當中應該要去一趟布拉格。當我到布拉格的時候,我深深被布拉格的景色所吸引,尤其是走在查理大橋上,看著城堡區伴著伏爾瓦河的景色更是美不勝收,恨不得能長住在這裡。看到布拉格那迷人的風景真是從心裡發出了許多的讚嘆,好像進入了童話世界般,布拉格的美果然是名不虛傳。踏上布拉格後就深深愛上了布拉格。



  不曉得大家是否看過宮崎駿的作品「魔女宅急便」,眼前所看到的紅色屋頂布拉格就如我身在「魔女宅急便」的故事情節中。想像小魔女騎著掃把從天飛過,自己也想飛了起來。

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打從踏上歐洲這塊土地後就漸漸愛上它,簡直就是愛不釋手的瘋狂迷戀,歐洲也形成了我生活中的一部分了,沒去過歐洲的朋友很難體會我這種瘋狂迷戀的心情,像似染上了毒癮,天天掛念歐洲,三不五時地在朋友面前歐洲前歐洲後的,朋友們都說我瘋歐洲到走火入魔的境界了。 

歐洲是很多人的夢想,當然我也不例外。往往很多人都覺得歐洲是遙不可及的,這一生也不曉得是否能去一趟歐洲,所以大家都只能把它當成一個夢,而無法去實現它,因為完成歐洲的夢,則是需要付出很大的代價,還要上班,哪有那麼多假呀,有錢時沒閒,有閒又沒錢!

 2004年的9月開始了我的歐洲之旅,也是我第一次歐洲自助旅行。那一次的歐洲自助行後,我發現我患了一種很嚴重的病呀!真不曉得該如何是好!我上了歐洲癮,簡直是朝思暮想念念不忘這種病大概真的一輩子都治療不好,我想我是無可救藥了。即使治好,那也只能治標不治本呀!我該怎麼辦?歐洲後遺症是個無底洞,不管怎麼去治療,病魔還是不斷纏身,我的天呀!是否該移民到歐洲才能把我這病給治好呢?這雖是一個很可怕的後遺症,但還是很多人跟我一樣心甘情願的讓病魔纏身無法自拔。

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Slovakia

There are few places in the world where you can find so much natural beauty and variety concentrated in such a small area. Take some time to get to know Slovakia and you will be rewarded by the many surprises and attractions that you will discover between the alpine peaks of the Tatras mountains in the north and flat lowlands of the proud Danube River in the south. Slovakia's location at the heart of Europe and a favorable climate make it a great place to travel.Slovakian Castle

A considerable part of Slovak natural heritage is protected within nine national parks where you can admire the beauty of nature untouched by human hand and mountainous regions that have something to offer visitors both summer and winter.

Some of Slovakia's most famous natural beauty lies in the karst regions of limestone canyons and caves, which cover some 1158 square miles. Best known are the Slovak Karst, the ‘ice cave' and the Aragonite Cave in Ochtina, all UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Slovakia is also rich in cultural and historical heritage; the old mining town of Banska Stiavnica, with its numerous beautiful monuments or the dramatic Spis Castle, the largest medieval castle and grounds in Central Europe. Or there's the folk architecture preserve of Vlkolinec, and the 14th-century town of Bardejov with its castle complex and Gothic and Renaissance houses.

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  • May 02 Tue 2006 18:27
  • Prague

Prague

Name: Prague
Founded In: 870
Inhabitants: 1200000
IATA City Code: PRG

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The magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church domes, whose image has been mirrored in the surface of the Vltava river for more than ten centuries. Prague is also a modern European metropolis full of energy, music, and art.
Prague

The magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church domes, whose image has been mirrored in the surface of the Vltava river for more than ten centuries. Prague is also a modern European metropolis full of energy, music, and art. 

It's a city of contrasts: Serene green isles in the river and peaceful parks draping the city's seven hills are just steps away from the architectural treasures and bustling street life of the city center. Prague's atmosphere is both intimate and romantic, and quite impossible to forget once you visit.

During a walk through the city, you will quickly discover that the history of European architecture has left behind splendid representatives of its various periods and styles. There are Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classicist buildings, as well as various neo-historic styles and Art Nouveau.

Prague is also a verdant city. The hills below the Prague Castle, for example, have been shaped by Baroque architects who combined splendid palatial buildings with beautiful formal gardens full of pavilions and arbors.

Fifteen large bridges accent the panorama of Prague. Fourteen span the river Vltava, one bridges the vast Nusle valley. The oldest and the most valuable bridge was built in 1357 and bears the name of its founder, the Emperor Charles IV. You cannot miss it when strolling along the Royal Way, the famous coronation route of Czech kings connecting the Old Town with the Prague Castle.

One of the most breath-taking, as well as photogenic, views of the Castle opens up from the very head of Charles Bridge. The Castle panorama features just about all the historic architectural styles; it’s not an exaggeration to say that you are looking at a thousand years’ worth of European architecture.

The islands in the Vltava offer entirely different views of the city. Although these small islands are not very remarkable geographically, their greenery plays an important part in city life. Amidst the urban bustle of the centre, these islands are welcome oases of calm, perfect for impromptu relaxation.

The Czech metropolis abounds in theatres, concert and exhibition halls, museums and galleries. Prague truly offers something for everyone, and each of its many faces has its own special charm.

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Cesky Krumlov

Name: Cesky Krumlov
Founded In: 13th century
Inhabitants: 14800
IATA City Code:

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Český Krumlov is a unique architectural jewel, whose importance is underlined by the fact that it was included in the UNESCO List of the World Cultural Heritage in 1992.
Czech Krumlov

Above the meanders of the river Vltava a unique complex of municipal housing developed, mainly in the 16th century, along with an extensive castle and chateau complex, the second largest in the country after the Prague Castle.

The historical seat of the Rosenberg family includes a variety of chateau buildings, the famous Hall of Masks, the unique Baroque theatre, the chateau garden with a Rococo fountain and the summer residence Bellaria with revolving auditorium, where seasonal theatre performances take place. The Cathedral of St. Vitus, a valuable architectural work of the Czech Gothic style, is a significant dominant of the town. Numerous cultural activities contribute to the lively atmosphere of the town, among them the International Music Festival, the Old Music Festival, exhibitions at the Egon Schiele Center, and the Five-Petalled Rose Festival (the rose was a symbol of the Rosenber family.).

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Budapest

Name: Budapest
Founded In: 1873
Inhabitants: 1775000
 Budapest panoramaBudapest looks its most beautiful at dawn. As the sun slowly rises over the eastern plains, bathing Pest in soft pastel hues, it radiates back from the buildings of Buda as if they were a giant mirror; the windows on Castle Hill positively glisten in golden jubilation.
Budapest

But Budapest is also spectacularly appealing at night. The Chain Bridge is festooned with white lights, and the main public buildings like the Parliament, the Opera and the Royal Palace, as well as the entire panorama of the Castle District, are imaginatively and sensitively floodlit.

It's easy for Budapest to play with light in the manner of an elegant lady trying on her jewels, for everything looks good. This is a vibrant city: it throbs with life morning, noon and night; visitors arriving from other countries get the feeling that something interesting is happening round every corner.

There are plenty of other capital cities built on the banks of a river, and in many cases the river runs through the historic centre. But such a wide and majestic river, as is the Danube at Budapest, is more of a rarity. Even more exceptional is the perfect contrast between the right and left banks. Buda is built upon hills, the feet of two of them - Castle Hill and Gellért Hill - almost stand in the water. Facing it is Pest, as flat as a pancake (or, as a Hungarian might say, as flat as a "lángos", a pita-type bread popular for many a century).

It's no exaggeration to say that Budapest is one of the finest capital cities in Europe, and also one of the best situated. Among the several places in Hungary that have been afforded the classification of UNESCO World Heritage Site, the first were the Danube panorama (on the Buda side from the Gellért Hotel all along Castle Hill to Margaret Bridge, and on the Pest side from the Parliament back down to Petőfi Bridge), and Andrássy út (along its entire length from the centre of Pest to Heroes' Square, where the Millenary Monument stands on the edge of the City Park).

At the time of the Magyar Conquest in 896, the first Hungarian tribes settled in the plains to the east. They migrated to the hills further west later on to take advantage of the greater protection they offered. Buda became the royal seat in the thirteenth century and saw the court's rising status reflected in the building of ever more splendid palaces and the expansion of the town into a flowering middle class town. Pest at this time was a town of merchants and artisans.

In the history of Budapest the year 1872 stands out as a milestone, for it was then that the three separate settlements of Pest, Buda and Óbuda (literally "Old" Buda) were united. Budapest officially became the capital city of Hungary, and underwent rapid growth in size and eminence. This was the city's golden age, and coincided with the Hungarian millennial celebrations in 1896.

Budapest, now home to two million inhabitants, would appear countless times on any list of superlatives. The Continent's first underground railway was built here. From here originated more pioneering Hollywood film makers than from any other European city. Budapest was the home of such world class inventors as Kálmán Kandó, the father of electric railways, and János Irinyi, one of the early developers of matches. Hungary's two most celebrated composers - Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály - lived in Budapest, and Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian author Imre Kertész was born here.

Hungary's oldest academic library, the University Library, is to be found here. It is the location of Europe's largest synagogue. It is the only capital city in the world where there are more than one hundred hot thermal springs. There are no other cities of comparable size anywhere where visitors can explore dripstone (stalactite) caves in the middle of the residential districts.

It would be difficult to find another city where visitors are faced with such a choice of transport: bus, tram, trolleybus, train, underground railway, cogwheel railway, funicular, forest railway, horse-and-trap, chair-lift, boat, bicycle and on Margaret Island "bringóhintó" family cycle cars - Budapest has them all! Let's choose one, and set off in the World Heritage streets.


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  • May 01 Mon 2006 18:20
  • Vienna

Vienna

Name: Vienna
Founded In:
Inhabitants: 1610000
IATA City Code:

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Austria’s capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. Vienna, which as a population 1.6 million inhabitants, is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm.
Vienna

Vienna’s history dates back to the first post-Christian century when the Romans established the military camp Vindobona. Today’s cityscape is characterized by the abundance of baroque buildings created mostly under the rule of Empress Maria Theresia and Emperor Franz Joseph who was largely responsible for the monumental architecture round the Ringstraße.

Schloss Schönbrunn, the former imperial summer residence, is one of most popular sights. The sumptuous palace with the beautifully tended formal gardens, the Gloriette monument, the Palm House and the zoo attract hordes of visitors each year. The huge Hofburg (Imperial Palace) was the base of the Habsburgs for over six centuries, and is an impressive repository of culture and heritage.

The splendid baroque Belvedere palace today houses the Österreichische Galerie (Austrian Gallery) displaying the largest collection of works by Klimt and Kokoschka as well as famous paintings by Schiele. Vienna’s prime landmarks are the gothic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral), the Giant Ferris Wheel in the Prater, Vienna’s old recreational park, and the Spanish Riding School with their world-famous Lipizzan.

Looking at Vienna

Vienna has more museums and galleries of international reputation than you can shake a stick at: Kunsthistorischen Museum with the world’s largest collection of Bruegel paintings, MuseumsQuartier with Leopold Museum (Schiele!), Museum Moderner Kunst (Museum of Modern Art), Architekturzentrum (Architectural Center) and Kunsthalle rank among the cities most important cultural venues. Albertina is home to the world’s largest collection of graphic arts and prints (60,000 drawings, 1 million prints), and Liechtenstein Museum presents selected masterpieces from the Princely Collections in Vaduz.

Vienna owes much of its international fame to the many celebrated composer who lived and worked here including Strauß, Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is one the world’s best, the Staatsoper one of the world’s leading opera houses, the Vienna Boys’ Choir one the world’s most famous. In the last years Vienna has also established itself as a great musical metropolis.

In Vienna old coffee houses and rustic wine taverns stand alongside with top modern restaurants and shops, time-honored events alternate with internationally acclaimed extravaganzas (Life Ball) to create a unique and very special ambiance. Another special feature of Vienna are its many greenspace and recreational areas such as the Wienerwald, the Prater and the Donauinsel.

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