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A Sobering Time in Krakow

POLAND | Friday, 27 May 2011 | Views [505]

I decided to take the day train from Prague to Krakow as I’d read a few dodgy things about the night train, and find that after night commutes I end up wasting the following day in any case. Which was lucky as we ended up stopping at some ... Read more >

Tags: auschwitz, birkenhau, castle, concentration camp, krakow, salt mines

Photos: The Lights of Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC | Monday, 23 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

Walking through Prague's Old Town, cycling out to castles and statues, and exploring the Bone Church of Kutna Hora in the Czech Republic
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The Lights of Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC | Monday, 23 May 2011 | Views [569]

A 6 hour train trip took me form Budapest to Prague, where I managed to find Art Hole Hostel without too much trouble using the map I’d picked up from the previous hostel. It’s amazing how sitting on a train all day doing nothing can tire ... Read more >

Tags: bone church, charles bridge, kampa park, kutna hora, mummified hand, pickpockets, prague, wenceslas

Photos: The Best of Budapest

HUNGARY | Friday, 20 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

Hanging out in a hippie hostel, touring Terror Museums, fois gras festivals and thermal baths - not nearly enough time spent in beautiful Budapest
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The Best of Budapest

HUNGARY | Friday, 20 May 2011 | Views [491]

The morning train to Hungary took a little over three hours (a little confusing as it was listed as going to Belgrade) and I arrived at Flow Hostel just after lunch. This hippy-style 3 rd floor apartment hostel consists of 2 rooms with bunks ... Read more >

Tags: budapest, church, fountains, gellert hill, mummified hand, secret police, terror house, thermal baths

Photos: Baking in Bratislava

SLOVAKIA | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

A couple of lazy days in the capital of Slovakia - another surprisingly chilled out and pretty city
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Baking in Bratislava

SLOVAKIA | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | Views [481]

It was only an hours bus-ride from Vienna to Bratislava, where I dumped my stuff in the Patio Hostel and changed into cooler clothes to combat the warmer weather. To kill some time before the free walking tour at 4pm I headed up to Bratislava ... Read more >

Tags: borscht, bratislava, castle, napoleon, slovakia

Photos: Vienna - horses and opera

AUSTRIA | Sunday, 15 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

From the culture of the opera to the skillful horsemanship of the Lipizzaner trainers to exploring underground lakes - Vienna is hard to beat
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Vienna - the city not the sausage

AUSTRIA | Sunday, 15 May 2011 | Views [640]

Yet another rainy day was perfect for sitting on a train to Vienna. After dropping off my gear I headed back into back into the city on the subway to visit the Dom before stopping at the Haus der Musik where I spent a couple of hours wandering through ... Read more >

Tags: hoffberg palace, lipizzaner horse, modling, opera, palaces, seegrotte, undergound lake, vienna

Photos: Ice Caves, Eagles and Mozart?

AUSTRIA | Thursday, 12 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

Shivering through Werfen's Ice Caves, watching a falconry show in Werfen Castle and learning about Mozart in Salzburg
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Ice Caves, Eagles and Mozart?

AUSTRIA | Thursday, 12 May 2011 | Views [881]

The 4 hour train trip to Salzburg passes through some beautiful mountains and pretty villages. Tip of the day : Just because road names are very very similar does not mean they are the same – make sure your hostel is actually on the map ... Read more >

Tags: falconry, ice caves, mozart, salzburg, werfen

Photos: Hiking & Biking in Bled

SLOVENIA | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

Biking out to Vitnar Gorge and then hiking around Lake Bohinj in Bled, Slovenia
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Hiking & Biking in Bled

SLOVENIA | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | Views [691]

I caught the bus to Bled with 5 minutes to spare and arrived at Traveller’s Haven , a great homely hostel complete with free bikes and washing and a lovely kitchen/common room area. Dropping off my bags I grabbed a bike and headed out through ... Read more >

Tags: biking, bled, lake bohinj, vitnar gorge, waterfalls

Photos: Ljubljana & more caves

SLOVENIA | Saturday, 7 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

My new favorite city of Ljubljna & exploring the Scokjan Caves pretending to be an elf in Lord of the Rings
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Ljubljana - how do you spell that again?

SLOVENIA | Saturday, 7 May 2011 | Views [556]

It was only a 2 hour train trip to Lljubljana in Slovenia, but I was still pretty tired when I arrived. Zeppelin hostel is another great, brand new hostel with massive dorm rooms and another good kitchen. I’ve been happily surprised by the Eastern ... Read more >

Tags: divaca, ljubljana, skocjan caves, unesco, zepplin hostel

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