Hungary Wrap Up: 10 Days in Budapest

Hungary Wrap Up: 10 Days in Budapest

As we made our way south to Croatia and the Adriatic coast, we stopped in Budapest for ten days. Budapest was on our “must visit” list from the beginning of the trip. Though we had been a bit burnt out on cities having recently spent time in Vienna, Brno and Prague we really enjoyed our…Continue Reading

Slovakia Wrap Up: Hiking and Hot Springs in Ružomberok

Slovakia Wrap Up: Hiking and Hot Springs in Ružomberok

I’d been to Czech Republic twice now but had never visited her ex-spouse Slovakia. Julie hadn’t been there either. We were headed to Budapest. We could have just spent an afternoon in Slovakia’s capital Bratislava and checked it off our list but that seemed like the cheap way out. After consecutive weeks in Nürnberg, Prague,…Continue Reading

Austria Wrap Up: And by Austria I Mean Vienna

Austria Wrap Up: And by Austria I Mean Vienna

Our plan for Austria included some time in the Alps so we could do some alpine hiking during the quiet summer months. Time and money didn’t allow this so our visit to Austria was cut down to just Vienna. We knew it wasn’t going to be cheap but Vienna was between where we were and…Continue Reading

Czech Republic Wrap Up: Prague and Brno

Czech Republic Wrap Up: Prague and Brno

After spending too much money in Western Europe we needed to move east. The Czech Republic was part of our plan from the beginning and was the most logical destination after Germany. Julie had never been and I had only spent a couple of days in Prague 19 years prior. We wanted to get out…Continue Reading

A Case for Kep: Cambodia’s Other Beach Town

A Case for Kep: Cambodia’s Other Beach Town

For the first two-thirds of the 20th Century Kep was the premiere seaside resort area in Cambodia. Frequented by wealthy French colonialists and well to do Cambodians, remnants of its former glory are easy to spot. High stone walls with intricate metal gates section off large tracts of land that used to be estates and villas.…Continue Reading

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