Castles of Transylvania

After spending a few days in Bucharest, we hired a guide to take us to Brasov, stopping at three castles en route. The first stop was Peles Castle, a summer home for the royal family. Since the royal family was German, the style of the palaces tends to reflect this. We opted for the short…

Why You Shouldn’t Miss Bucharest

The main reason for our visit to Romania was the beautiful mountains and castles of Transylvania, but it was easier to fly to Bucharest from the UK. After reading mixed reviews of the city  (generally hard to love at first sight, but worth the effort), we decided to spend 2 nights there and I’m glad…

A Visit to Bratislava

Bratislava is just an hour away from Vienna by bus or train but an entirely different city to experience! We decided to add a night there onto our trip to Vienna, and I’m so glad. The  capital of Slovakia is full of great food, a beautiful old town, delicious beer and lots of history. It’s…

The While in Europe List Round III

We’ve committed to another year in the UK, but I think this time it will definitely be the last one. Which means we have to travel as much as possible while it’s still cheap to visit Europe. Our ever growing bucket/while we live in Europe list has been updated since last year, and since then…

A Day in Beautiful Bled

Lake Bled is postcard perfect and an easy to reach day trip from Ljubljana, Slovenia. With a castle, an island and plenty of hiking paths, it’s one of the main reasons we added Slovenia to our Croatia trip. For about €12, you can purchase a return ticket from the bus station in Ljubljana on a…