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Slovenia: Lake Bled and the Julian Alps

Somehow Slovenia made it to our list of destinations only 1 week before booking the adventure. I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but Whitney was reading a few articles about Croatia and we ended up going to Slovenia. I guess that's part of the freedom of backpacking. Anyway, we purchased a train ticket from Budapest to Ljubljana where...

More than a Glimpse of Budapest

I wanted to visit Budapest for one reason, to see the Hungarian Parliament Building after having seen it in so many pictures. Then the night before our arrival I had a little cram session creating a basic itinerary to give us a little something to follow. It sure looked like a lot to do…so let's see how it went. We...

A Long Weekend in Wien (Vienna)

We were told by so many people that if we loved Vienna, then we will love Prague. It just so happened we would be seeing them in the opposite order, but we still expected to find Vienna just as charming. We arrived mid-afternoon on Thursday and made our way to our Airbnb. The local transportation was easy on the...

A Visit to Prague, Centered Around the Opera

To lead off our time in Prague, we had the most seamless and pleasurable ride with LeoExpress from Krakow to Prague. There was even an easy change over from bus to train in the tiny town of Bohumin and the train included a beverage and an attendant catering to our train car. (I almost forgot to mention how great...