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Romantic Rainy Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC | Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | Views [366]

I love Prague.   It's as magical as I thought it would be and even better. The only disappointment I have is that I haven't been taking enough photos and taking photos that do this beautiful city justice.   I'm staying with Andrea, ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, food, friends, nights out, sightseeing

Thoughts on Budapest :)

HUNGARY | Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | Views [1339]

Hungary is unique due to its location - its culture, language and history is unlike any other country in Europe. Budapest is the centre of it and is a beautiful city. A lot of backpackers head to Budapest for two reasons - to party and to party ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, food, friends, sightseeing, trains

Being Illogical

HUNGARY | Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | Views [387]

Sometimes logic really escapes me. This morning I stood at Liberty bridge, pondering about how I should get to "the Hospital in the Rock" (an old hospital and nuclear bunker in the cave system under Castle Hill), from where I was. I could walk along ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, reflections, sightseeing, walking

In Vienna

AUSTRIA | Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | Views [367]

Surprise, surprise! Vienna was JUST okay. It was indeed a sophisticated city with some impressive architecture and beautiful things, but I found it lacked character and was expensive. Maybe visiting it  right after delightful Cesky Krumlov has ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, sightseeing, trains

A Fabulous Day in Salzburg

AUSTRIA | Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | Views [421]

I am so happy I decided to make an overnight stop in the lovely city of Salzburg.   Salzburg is the hometown of Mozart, a composer I adored in my piano-playing days and was the main reason for my visit. Seeing his birthplace from the outside ... Read more >

Tags: bohemia, cities, european adventure, music, sightseeing

Munich - More Than Just Beer

GERMANY | Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | Views [378]

I have to say it's really nice travelling first class on trains without having to pay a single cent extra. The RailJet trains I've been on have been the best so far, with comfortable seats equipped with power points, wifi on board and lovely staff who ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, history, sightseeing, trains

Close to Nature in Innsbruck

AUSTRIA | Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | Views [521]

One of the initial reasons why I wanted to go to Switzerland was because of a panoramic train called Bernina Express. I remember first hearing about it when I researched Eurail passes and thinking I've got to go on that! The funniest thing was I ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, sightseeing, trains, trekking

Zürich or Zu reich (Too rich)

SWITZERLAND | Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | Views [1481]

Zürich is my second Swiss stop. I'm here to visit Ilona, another girl I met in Peru. Traversing the country south to north, from Lugano to Zürich, by train is magical. It was my first time seeing the Alps properly and they didn't disappoint.... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, food, friends, sightseeing, trains

A Day in Athens

GREECE | Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | Views [412]

I turned up to Athens with the lowest of expectations after hearing countless mixed reviews of Athens in the past. Most were quite negative, dismissing the city as not worth visiting. As far as I was concerned, it was just a stepping stone to get to ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, history, landmarks, sightseeing

Leaving Italy Crazy for Caprese

ITALY | Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | Views [346]

I've left Italy and am on my way to Athens. I'm really hoping for a week of relaxation and continuous chill-out sessions in Santorini! I nearly left on a bad note trying to get some Caprese for breakfast. Having had copious amounts of the most ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, flights, food, sightseeing

When in Rome...

ITALY | Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | Views [459]

Do as the Romans do. Yesterday I had the shock of my life when I saw the price of a coppa piccola of gelato near Piazza Navona. I've been paying between 1.50-3€ all over Italy. A lot of the gelaterias around Piazza Navona were charging 8€... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, history, museums, sightseeing

Museum-ed Out

ITALY | Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | Views [596]

Today I woke up feeling like I didn't want to get out of bed. I was tired from the day before, spent visiting museum after museum. I had to pack my stuff because my hostel wanted me to switch rooms. So I dragged myself out of bed very slowly and grudgingly.... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, history, museums, sightseeing

Quiet Time in Venice

ITALY | Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | Views [540]

A week ago, I was nearly going to skip Venice, thinking I didn't really have much time to play with in Italy. It turns out I'm now spending five days in Florence and six days in Rome! Venice or Venezia is a pretty cool city. Being set on an island ... Read more >

Tags: boats, cities, european adventure, food, music, sightseeing, trains

Nice is Nice!

FRANCE | Saturday, 15 Jun 2013 | Views [369]

I had a good time in Nice despite the trouble getting there. France had a train strike the day I travelled to Nice, causing quite a bit of havoc. My first train was changed to leave from a different station. My second train was packed to the maximum ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cities, european adventure

A Pleasant Day in Provence

FRANCE | Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | Views [493]

I had a fabulous afternoon. After a nice sleep in today, I walked into the city centre to catch a bus to St. Remy de Provence. After doing some research last night and the long day I had, I decided against my original plan of seeing Aix-en-Provence, ... Read more >

Tags: art, buses, cities, european adventure, flowers, outdoors, sightseeing

Lovely Lyon

FRANCE | Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | Views [411]

Why visit a museum when the restaurants are all museums of Lyon's reputation? There is a popular saying in France that Paris may be the heart of France, but Lyon is her stomach. The city has a reputation of being the gastronomical centre of the country ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, food, sightseeing, trains

Meeting a Myth

FRANCE | Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | Views [369]

I'm finally in Avignon, a town in the beautiful region of Provence in France. It's been a dream of mine to visit the lavender fields one day that are synonymous with Provence, but unfortunately, that day has yet to come. I found out a little too late ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, flowers, friendly strangers, sightseeing, trains

Granny Gave Birth!

FRANCE | Saturday, 8 Jun 2013 | Views [519]

After almost missing my train to Perpignan by two minutes yesterday, I gave/had ample time to be at the station for my train to Avignon today. Instead of going around the town, I spent my morning with my new Quebecois friends, Camille and Claudia, waiting ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, trains

Summer in Barcelona

SPAIN | Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | Views [386]

It's my last day in Barcelona! The weather has been perfect - sunny, warm with blue skies and a gorgeous sea breeze. This is what I've been waiting for. Aah summer!! Barcelona or Barca, is a bustling city which seems even more popular with tourists ... Read more >

Tags: art, beaches, cities, european adventure, landmarks, sightseeing

En route to Barcelona

SPAIN | Sunday, 2 Jun 2013 | Views [311]

I'm travelling on yet another train. There will be a lot more of this. This time I'm going from Zaragoza to Barcelona on a slow regional train. Slow might put some people off, but I actually have enjoyed taking it easy, watching the scenery, having ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, sightseeing, trains

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