A live update

Hi everyone. It’s been a few days since I posted, and I’m a few cities behind where I actually am, so I thought I’d make a quick post about now. Our tour ended two days ago, and I’m in London at the moment staying with Amy. Bud left for Sri …

Auschwitz

We started our day very early, because we had a tour of Auschwitz scheduled for 8am. So, breakfast at 6.30, then onto the bus! We visited two of the concentration camps – Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II, Birkenau. The first was the smaller of the two, and also older. The …

Krakow

Our day in Krakow began with a tour of the Jewish Quarter to see the sites from the film Schindler’s list. Unfortunately it was cloudy and raining, although the rain cleared up as the day went on. In Eastern Europe the weather hasn’t been as hot as the west, and …

On to Polland

After a busy day in Budapest, it was on to Krakow in Polland. A detour early in the drive meant we travelled through a couple of small towns in Hungary which were quiet and pretty (although the detoured traffic propably spoilt the peace for the locals…) There weren’t any exciting …

A day in Budapest

Before I tell about our adventures in Budapest, here’s the enormous steak platter Bud had for dinner on our first night there. The restaurant was called Fatal, and the meals really were fatal! So…the hostel in Budapest was average, and didn’t even have anywhere for breakfast. So far, all the …

A stop off at Bratislava

Left Vienna after breakfast, headed for Budapest in Hungary. On the way we stopped at Bratislava in Slovakia for about 90 minutes. We wandered the market briefly, then grabbed some lunch. Lauren, our tour guide, had recommended some fancy looking pizza cones (pizza base shapped like an ice cream cone, …

Venice to Vienna

Today was a pretty long bus trip, leaving at 7:45 and getting to Vienna about 4pm. We didn’t visit anywhere special along the way, but the scenary was beautiful as we made our way across Austria. It was a Saturday that we arrive, at about 5:30pm, and most of the …

Gondola anyone?

Our visit to Venice was lovely. We headed into the town by shuttle bus, then walked the canals to the centre of town. The morning began with a peaceful gondola ride through the canals. The town was very pretty, and (surprisingly) didn’t smell all that much (there was an occasional …

To Venice, via Verona

Another bus day, this time headed to Venice. It was a long day, filled with lots of driving. The regular toilet and snack stops in the morning, but a more interesting stop at Verona in the afternoon. Verona is the home to Romeo and Juliet, and we were able to …