Eastern Europe

A Leisurely Stroll Through Bratislava, Slovakia

A Leisurely Stroll Through Bratislava, Slovakia

A Short Visit to Bratislava We’re always on the lookout for new places and cities to discover and since we like to drive it’s easy to take a diversion off the planned route for exploring. That’s how we found ourselves […]

18 Absolute Best Things to Do in Budapest

Absolute Best Things to Do in Budapest

There are few cities in Europe that still hold a sense of mystique, promises of the nostalgic days where opulent journeys via the Orient Express were the way to travel. We love stopping off in cities where the Ottomans left […]

A Snack Called Churchkhela

A Snack Called Churchela

If you read our recent post on making Georgian dumplings, then you know that we had to negotiate our way into a restaurant kitchen. The negotiations, made mostly in Georgian by our hotel host, also somehow included making a Georgian […]

Chicken Paprikash and More – A Cooking Lesson in Budapest

Chicken Paprikash and More - A Cooking Lesson in Budapest

Anna greeted us at the door of the Chef Parade school where we were signed up to take our first Hungarian cooking lesson in Budapest. An inviting space, the school is split into two halves, one side kitchen and one side table. […]

Taking a Ride on the Children’s Railway in Budapest

Taking a Ride on the Children's Railway in Budapest

A Railway Ran by Kids? About four years ago, Devon read an article about Budapest and learned about a railway that was run entirely by children. Since then she has come to Europe quite a few times, but for some reason […]

Ever Been to Estonia?

“Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs.” ― Amin Maalouf We’re headed to one of the three Baltic states, our last, Estonia for a long weekend.  I’ve been asked at least three […]

Halloween Travel -The Sedlec Bone Church in Czechia

Halloween Travel -The Sedlec Bone Church in Czechia

Are you looking for a great place to visit during the spooky end of October; for Halloween? If so, then the Sedlec Ossuary, or Bone Church, located near the UNESCO city of Kutna Hora in Czechia is the place to […]

Sauntering Around Sibiu

Sauntering Around Sibiu

The Night Train to Sibiu, Romania KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK “Passport control,” in a heavy Eastern European accent. Repeat… Repeat; a little closer… Repeat; closer still… Repeat; at our door! We woke up on the Hungarian border to the not so […]

Prague at Night – The Spark is Back

Prague at Night

As you read last week, we were heading to Prague for the weekend with a mixture of excitement and anxiety. Prague is an incredibly beautiful city with it’s towers and spires piercing the skyline, and, of course, the food and […]

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