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Kutna Hora: Visiting the Church Made of 40,000 Bones

In Czech Republic, Europe by Katelyn4 Comments

Prague, the enchanting fairytale city, sits on the banks of the Vltava River in the heart of Czech Republic welcoming millions of tourists every year. It is the city of a thousand spires. The city of quaint cobblestone streets built in a labyrinth surrounding the infamous Charles Bridge. It is a city that will capture your heart the second you …

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Falling in Love With Prague

In Czech Republic, Europe by Katelyn4 Comments

It was love at first sight. I emerged from the train station into the warm evening air. Golden hour was upon the city. I looked down at Google Maps on my phone and followed the directions towards my hostel. I was like a distracted dog. Step, step, squirrel! Only it wasn’t a squirrel. It was always a beautiful stone building …

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Hostel Review: Hostel Ruthensteiner

In Austria, Europe, Hostel Reviews by KatelynLeave a Comment

While Vienna left me saying “meh,” Hostel Ruthensteiner left me saying wow. Since Vienna was a bit of a last-minute decision, I was really lucky to find a hostel close to the train station that had availability. When I arrived at the hostel I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was not a complete “shit hole” like my Brussels …

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24 Hours in Vienna, Austria

In Austria, Europe by Katelyn2 Comments

After 2.5 blissful days in Budapest, Hungary it was time to head north to Prague, Czech Republic. However, I wanted to make a stop in Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia. I left Budapest in the early afternoon and arrived in Vienna in the early evening. I was exhausted from nonstop exploring, but I knew with my limited time in Vienna, …

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Two Day Itinerary of Budapest

In Europe, Hungary by Katelyn27 Comments

While millions of tourists flock to the famous cities of London, Paris, and Rome every year, few will head to the heart of Hungary to visit the “City of Baths.” Budapest is the capital city of Hungary situated on the banks of the Danube River. Surprisingly Budapest is the 9th largest city in Europe with a population of over 1.7 …

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The Walking Jewish Quarter of Budapest Tour

In Europe, Hungary by KatelynLeave a Comment

  I quickly fell in love with Budapest. It’s hard not to with the beautiful collection of diverse architecture, the kind locals, and the awesome bath culture. All at an amazingly cheap price compared to Western Europe. I’m fairly well versed in the ancient history of Greece and Italy, the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution of England and World War II. …

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The Bath Culture of Budapest

In Europe, Hungary by KatelynLeave a Comment

Did you know that Budapest is known as the “City of Baths?” The Hungarian capital city of Budapest sits on top of over 100 different thermal springs that feed all the local bath houses. Budapest is home to a few of the remaining traditional Turkish baths dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The bath culture of Budapest is …

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48 Hours in Budapest

In Europe, Hungary, Travel by Katelyn4 Comments

Budapest was never on my original travel itinerary. Originally I was going to fly from Athens to Paris, but I couldn’t find a good flight deal. That’s how I decided to go to Budapest and I couldn’t have been happier with my decision. As soon as I set foot in Budapest I knew I was going to love the city. …

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Budapest at Night: The Hungarian Parliament Building

In Europe, Hungary, Travel by Katelyn1 Comment

After 10 fabulous days in Greece it was finally time to leave my new favorite country and head north to Budapest, Hungary. My first Ryanair flight was uneventful. Although I’m still confused by the perfume sales…. Who buys perfume on an airplane?  I arrived at the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport in the late afternoon and took the public bus …

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How to Get to Meteora from Athens

In Europe, Greece, Travel by Katelyn44 Comments

Imagine a place where the cliffs rise high above the clouds and the sun’s rays bounce off the sandstone rock pillars reflecting a godly glow. The pillars break through the dusty brown valley like fingers reaching for the sky. High above the clouds perched on these rock cliffs are centuries old monasteries built by monks who trekked to the region to …