Bled Castle

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana is not only fun to pronounce, but fun to visit.  Slovenia has quite a fascinating history – being ruled by many different nations, including the Romans and the Habsburg monarchy (until the end of WWI).  During WWII, Italy occupied Ljubljana and after it became part of the Society Republic of Yugoslavia. Today, Ljubljana is […]

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Mattias Church

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest was simply beautiful, charming, delicious, and unique. Hungary itself has been through some interesting times – first being a Celtic country, then part of the Roman Empire, then the Austria-Hungarian empire, before finally getting their independence after WWI (and lost a lot of land with their freedom).  The name also derives from the nomad […]

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Bratislava Castle

Bratislava, Slovakia

Even though Bratislava is Slovakia’s largest city (with 650,000 people), it still felt extremely small and quant.  From cobblestone paths, to castles, it felt like a much smaller version of Prague.  We spent a few days there and saw most of the sights we wanted to see, and gave ourselves plenty of time to sit, […]

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Schönbrunn Castle gardens

Vienna, Austria

Vienna is the capital of Austria, and home to 1.8 million people!  And not just regular people, but happy people.  Year after year, Vienna was ranked 1st from 2009-2016 in Mercer’s “Quality of Living” survey.  Vienna was long the capital of the Holy Roman Empire and then the Austro-Hungarian Empire – therefore, it was a […]

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