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Day Trip to Lovely Egar

Budapest is an amazing city but a week was a tad long for me and I really wanted to get out of the city and explore the beautiful and peaceful countryside. A day trip to Egar, the wine capital of Hungary, was just what I needed. The train is a cheap and easy method but …

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Beneath Budapest Castle

After travelling through Eastern Europe for almost 3 weeks I had seen my fair share of castles, palaces and gardens. No matter how amazing those sights are, you are bound to get bored after a while,  and I was itching to see something really different. After a little digging, we came across one of the …

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Budapest Spa Experience

After hours of driving from Romania, getting stuck in Budapest traffic, nearly 40-degree weather, hauling suitcases up staircases, etc, I was ready for some R&R. Luckily, our next stop was the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Hungary has over 100 thermal and 400 mineral springs, making Budapest a world-renowned spa destination. There are many spa’s in …

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Exploring Rural Romania

After travelling through the typical tourist route in Romania, we took a detour from the beaten tourist path and head into the rural countryside of Romania. Leaving Transylvania, we made one last stop in Hunedoara to see the famous Hunedoara Castle, before settling in Lugoj in Western Romania. Hunedoara Castle, also known as Corvin Castle, …

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Travel Guide: Transylvania

Most North Americans have an impression of Transylvania – dark, eerie, horse-drawn carriages and vampire legends – but that is so off base it’s unbelievable. We toured through the very heart of Transylvania between Sinia, Brașov, Sighişoara and Sibiu and rarely found anything related to vampire legend, besides a couple of cheesy tourist T-shirts and …

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Cinque Terre

Captivating Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is a seaside region of North-Western Italy and a Unesco Heritage listed which consists of a series of five villages; Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. It is an incredibly peaceful, pedestrian-only area surrounded by lemon groves, orchards, vineyards, and miles of cliffs overhanging the Mediterranean. I spent 3 nights in the Cinque …

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