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Michael Shelby
Atlanta, GA
Tall, skinny blogger in Atlanta that's living the dream
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Dec 30, Amsterdam: This is it. The end of the road. Last day of the adventure. In Amsterdam on a Monday. And there are three places I wanted to see -- the Rembrandt house, the Rijkmuseum (state museum of the Netherlands), and the Van Gogh museum. I had seen all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at Michael Shelby's blog
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Dec 29 – Bremen: Sunday morning in Bremen. Turns out everyone is either in church or asleep until noon because when I walked out at 10:15 it was a ghost town. Not a creature was stirring. Here’s a picture of my walk into the center of the old town. Not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Michael Shelby's blog
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Dec 28 – Hamburg and Neuengamme: I slept in a little while today because my destination, Neuengamme concentration camp, didn't open until noon. I are breakfast at the hotel because I knew I wouldn't get much food at the camp (not many cafes at those camps). I hopped a subway... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Michael Shelby's blog
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Dec 27 - Lubeck and Hamburg: Woke up in Lübeck in time to get to Hamburg by 10am because that's when everything opens. Got to the train station, had some French fries and a Coke at McDonalds (the third time as my breakfast in 5 days) then hopped on my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Michael Shelby's blog
European Christmas Vacation 2013 blog is partially complete, see below and check back soon for my blog from my Australian Open trip Jan 10-19. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Michael Shelby's blog
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Dec 25 – Dusseldorf to Lubeck -- Another night of not sleeping great. I couldn't wait to get up to unwrap presents! But there were none. So I got up and went down to the breakfast in the hotel lobby. A collection of lonely people -- me and two other... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Michael Shelby's blog
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Dec 26, Luebeck, Germany -- Woke up to the coldest morning yet. It had been in rhe upper 40s for the high my first two days. I had to wear my winter gloves for the first time when I went outside. Hoping that more things were open since nothing was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Michael Shelby's blog
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I did not sleep well after day 1. I think my nap in the mid morning on day 1 must have thrown me off. I probably only slept about 4-5 hrs on my first night so I was slow to get out of bed on day 2. When I finally... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Michael Shelby's blog
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Getting to Europe was quick this year -- I heard a flight attendant say as we were boarding that the flight time of 7:35 was the quickest he had ever heard in his many flights to Dusseldorf. So that was a good start. I settled into my business class seat,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Michael Shelby's blog
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When I was here on Xmas eve and Xmas, everything was closed. Today was my day to see the inside of what I only saw from the outside earlier in the week. First destination -- the Nazi Party Rally Grounds/Reichsparteitagsgelände. Let me say that German is funny. If a group... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Michael Shelby's blog
Last day in Prague meant I had those last few sites I hadn't seen yet. First I headed NE to the powder tower which I think is the last remaining tower from the walls last used to circle the city. Apparently this is where tolls were collected from anyone wanting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Michael Shelby's blog
Terazin tour Walking to petrin hill saw this Show pics from bridge looking at castle Petrin hill again, chill on hill overlooking castle Show pics of castle from hill here Then back down hill to castle and then across bridge Show view of Charles bridge from other side Into old... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Michael Shelby's blog
Got up a little earlier and fueled up at my included breakfast buffet. This is one thing the Czechs can't mess up. Eggs and bacon! Yesterday was the old town, today i went across the river via the Charles bridge and hit the little quarter and castle quarter. Had to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Michael Shelby's blog
My first full day in Prague was spent in the old town. I had heard the best part of prague was the Jewish quarter so that was my first destination. Klaus synagogue Pinks synagogue Jewish cemetery - looks like a pile of rubble bc Jewish bones aren't supposed to ever... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Michael Shelby's blog
Going to Prague I woke up around 8 and hit the streets after a little Christmas breakfast at the Ibis hotel. There were surprisingly 2 other tables in there. A 40 year old lady by herself and a pair of grandparents and their grandson. Wonder why those people, were not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Michael Shelby's blog
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My flight out ofAtlanta was delayed a bit by mechanical problems but after about an hour delay we pushed back and took off. I watched Ted then laid down to sleep. Despite constant turbulence I think i got 3-4 hours of sleep before breakfast was served at 6am Nuremberg time.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2012 at Michael Shelby's blog
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Last day in Australia, it’s gone by so quickly. I was back out along the river doing my daily run then back to the hotel for shower, breakfast, a little work on the computer, then off to tennis. The day wasn’t too great, overcast and kind of cool. The weather... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at Michael Shelby's blog
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Morning - 4.5 mile run down the Yarra, breakfast with no celebreties nearby, and on to tennis. We hoped to have a better set of tennis today after yesterdays string of blowouts. I understand blowouts in the first round but if you make it to the second round I assume... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at Michael Shelby's blog
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Today started off similar to the others -- up at 6:45, breakfast in the hotel, work until about 10:15, then head to tennis by 10:30. But one thing was different about today -- this guy ate breakfast right next to me! John Cleese is performing all around Australia the first... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at Michael Shelby's blog
Guess how I started my morning? With a run down the Yarra and breakfast at the hotel. Then it was down the Yarra for the one mile walk to the tennis center. You could tell it was going to be a hot one today, we were sweating like crazy on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at Michael Shelby's blog
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Good first day at the Open. The weather was great. I did my normal start to the day - out the door at about 6:4am to run ~4.5 miles down the Yarra River before heading to the business center to eat breakfast and go through emails until we head to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Michael Shelby's blog
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Day 8 was the day I was able to enjoy a fallback destination, Luxembourg. I had low expectations of this tiny city in a tiny country. I was here for a day back in 2005 and remember a city with interesting topography – a city center surrounded by a deep... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Michael Shelby's blog
What did I do today? Hitler's Munich. Walking tour of sights around the city with links to Hitler and the Nazis The Residenz. family palace of the Wittelsbachs, royal family of Bavaria for 700 years. Neue Pinakothek. Houses the Wittelsbachs paintings from 1800-1920s. Monet, Renoit, Van Gogh, lots of German... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2011 at Michael Shelby's blog
The first concentration camp in the Nazi regime. Hitler was elected in January 1933, this camp was built in March 1933. They put their extermination plan in effect immediately. The only gas chamber on German soil. Two incinerators. One was built in 1940. It's like a little bungalo with two... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at Michael Shelby's blog
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OK, after my longwinded entry yesterday I am going to start off with a quick summary of what I did today then go into the narrative. Hope this is more exciting! Breakfast at same place I had lunch yesterday. That’s two out of three meals in the same bakery. Kunsthistoriches... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at Michael Shelby's blog