Prague in the Spring

This year I had the chance to not only visit Prague, but to do so with my Mum. My mother’s family fled Czechoslovakia in 1968, after the Soviets moved in to crush the Prague Spring, and since then she hasn’t been back. It’s been 50 years and this spring she finally made it back home,…

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A Day Trip to Bratislava

From Budapest, Bratislava is a short trip easily made in a day, which is what I did this Saturday. If you’re going by bus, it will take 2-3 hours to get there from Budapest, with the occasional stop at a petrol station along the way. We left around 9 am and arrived around 11:30 to…

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A Day in Transylvania

When you say Transylvania people think of the stories about Dracula and Van Helsing; and about vampires, werewolves and monsters. You might think it would be a creepy sort of place to visit and that the castles and surroundings would be dark and scary and altogether as abysmal as they look in the films and…

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A Weekend in Bucharest

They used to call it ‘Little Paris,’ and while you’re walking through the streets of the Old Town, you can see why this nickname is so appropriate. Wandering through the narrow cobbled streets, anyone who has strolled through Paris will get a familiar feeling, seeing the architecture, streets and cafes all around. Walking through the…

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