In John Denver’s immortal words, our bags are packed, we’re ready to go… but there’s a very important task to do before we leave…yum cha! For all of its woes, social media is a wonderful […]
Travels through European summers
2019 Day 56 – Bratislava Castle
Perched formidably overlooking the old town, Bratislava Castle is first mentioned in history as far back as 907. Strategically located on a major trade route crossing, the Castle was also on the ancient amber path. […]
2019 Day 55 – Bratislava
We’re walking in the footsteps of kings and queens today. The modern capital of Slovakia, once known as Pressburg, was also once the capital of Hungary. In 1526 a war with the Turks left a […]
2019 Day 54 – Auf Wiedersehen Austria, Ahoj Slovakia!
After yesterday’s marathon effort at Schloss Schonbrunn, we’re taking a much slower pace today, driving out of Austria into Slovakia. It’s been lovely, but it’s time to move on. When we were planning this trip, […]