Central Europe

Taking a Homemade Pierogi Class with Krakow Urban Adventures

Homemade Pierogi Class

On my first day in Krakow back in 2015, I lucked into the annual pierogi festival. Loosely defined as Polish dumplings, pierogi is a national dish of Poland, and one of my favorite. Thus, when I had the opportunity to take a homemade pierogi class during my Trablin conference, I leapt at the chance! Urban Adventures Krakow Urban Adventures Krakow …

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Daring to Explore the Abandoned Spreepark from Hanna

Abandoned Spreepark, Photo Credit Daniel Heitz

Believe it or not, Berlin is one of the most unique cities I’ve ever explored. Between memorials and relics from World War II, one hell of a street art culture, and abandoned airports, Olympic villages and the Spreepark amusement park, the city never ceased to amaze me. Someday I’ll have to write a full blog post about my week there, …

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How I Didn’t See the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen

I still feel a little baffled that I managed to visit Copenhagen without seeing their key attraction. In my defense, it might be one of the most overrated attractions in Europe, along with the astronomical clock in Prague. Having said that, here’s what I managed to cram into the four days that I spent there, en route to Sweden. I …

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5 Must-Visit Restaurants in Ghent, Belgium

Picturesque Ghent (Restaurants in Ghent)

Ghent is one of my favorite cities I’ve traveled to. During three days in 2015, I had a chance to see a good portion of the center of town, toured around by my amazing couchsurfing host Nele. I also took the free walking tour where Maria gave me some great suggestions where to eat. By the end of my visit …

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A Traveler’s Guide to Visiting Warsaw for 48 Hours

Old Town Castle Square

I went to visit Warsaw for 48 hours to break up my trip from Krakow to Kaunas into two stages. I didn’t think there would be much to see. Boy was I wrong! When will I learn? Learning the history of Warsaw was almost more impacting on me than Auschwitz. On September 1st, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland, Warsaw had …

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