Travel Stories

Why You Should Visit Bratislava, Slovakia

Presidential Palace Fountain

Bratislava is not a city that takes long to see. But there are so many more places in Slovakia I should have visited as well. I originally wanted to visit Bratislava back in May when I met some friends in Edinburgh who invited me to stay with them. However, while I was still in Romania I texted them and found …

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My Wild Three Days in Budapest

Budapest

Budapest is one of the most fascinating cities I’ve been to. Make that two cities. I’ll bet you didn’t know Buda and Pest were separate less than 150 years ago. I arrived in Budapest at 6 AM off a night train from Timisoara, Romania. It was the first night train I’ve taken in my travels (and one of the first …

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Backpacking Timisoara, Romania

Timisoara Center

I didn’t know about Timisoara, Romania until the morning I was leaving Belgrade and deciding where to head next. I am so glad I found it. My week backpacking Timisoara was just magical! Transportation Timisoara has an international airport, but the flights can be quite expensive. You can get to and from the city by bus or train, both of …

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Living Off the Grid

Cows on Farm

When I went to Romania, I had the chance to stay with the parents of a friend in the town of Resita. While there, I received a tour of the family homestead, a fully self-sustaining farm off the grid. The house has been in the family for generations. Comprised of more than half a dozen large bedrooms, a bathroom and …

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Epic Thunderstorm in Krakow

Thunderstorm in Krakow

Waking up at six in a school-converted-hostel, after sleeping on a mattress on the floor in a classroom. Navigating the public transport across Prague, lugging a 30 kg backpack to make an 8 AM train to Ostrava. Boarding a bus from Ostrava to Krakow, getting complimentary drinks and cookies for the ride. Passing through a breathtaking countryside, filled with forests, fields and …

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