Prague is a fantastic city bursting with spectacular sights. It is a well known tourist destination and for a very good reason. It’s a great place to go sight-seeing or to relax with a pint of its excellent beer. There are so many amazing buildings that something that would be impressive in another city would get ignored in Prague. From the towering Churches of the Old Town to the majesty of the Royal Palace to the splendour of the Charles Bridge to the deep history of Communism, Prague truly is a sight to see.
Ljubljana is a charming city that often feels more like a small town. It is easy to settle into its many cosy streets or have enjoyable strolls along its river lined with impressive Austrian style buildings. It will entice you with its appealing and welcoming feel. Not far away is the jaw dropping splendour of Lake Bled, which is an absolute must for all travelling through Slovenia.
The Croatian coast is one of the most beautiful sights I’ve seen as is the attractive city of Split, with its promanandes along the waters edge. Hvar is a beautiful peaceful island where you just want to relax and let the world pass you by. As this was towards the end of my journey, I was rushing from place to place and only got a brief look at these wonderful places, so this is another photo post.
If I had the name one city my favourite on my trip it would be close but I’d say Dubrovnik. It is simply jaw-droopingly amazing. It’s so beautiful it’s no wonder the Old Town was named a UNESCO World Heritage site. However I was quite sick during my stay, probably due to the heat (it was around 35-7 degrees all day long), so this post will have less words and more photos.
One of the best cities I got to see on my trip was Budapest. It is a magnificent city with beautiful wide boulevards and many historic sights. There are many great areas I would recommend like the Schzenyi Baths, the Parliament, Buda Castle, House of Horror and the ruined bars. Continue reading “Budapest: Baths, Castles, Communism and Ruin Pubs”
Berlin is a massive and very diverse city that you would need at least a week to see it properly. From the massively impressive Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate to the simplicity of Checkpoint Charlie and the haunting silence of the Holocaust Memorial, Berlin is a city that has a lot to offer. And then there is the nightlife, a subject that deserves an article in itself and two weeks to properly see and enjoy. Berlin was by the far the most modern and classy of the cities I visited. Continue reading “Berlin”
Amsterdam is a beautiful quaint city with a relaxed attitude and wonderful canals. Not that you’re interested in that because everyone goes to Amsterdam for one reason: to get high. It is impossible to get away from cannabis in Amsterdam, there are scores of coffee shops on every street and the smell is everywhere. It’s quite easy to spend days in a smoky haze, see some crazy stuff and meet many characters (which is basically what most tourists do). It is also possible to have a sober time exploring the great city by bike and seeing the vibrant culture. Though one friend described not getting high in Amsterdam as being like going to Disneyland and not going on any of the rides. Continue reading “Amsterdam: City Of Canals And Cannabis”
I spent the last month travelling around Europe on an InterRail pass (that’s why I haven’t posted in such a while). It was a brilliant experience that I would whole heartedly recommend to everyone. I got to see a wide variety of cultures, traditions and histories. It undoubtedly broadened my horizons and I loved every minute of it. I visited Amsterdam, Berlin, Krakow, Budapest, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Split, Ljubljana and Prague. It was fantastic to see such a range of cities and cultures. My trip was a bit different in that I deliberatively aimed to go off the beaten track. I wanted to avoid the main tourist destinations like Spain and France, and instead head to somewhere you would never think to go, places like Serbia and Bosnia. I will post a blog about each individual city over the next coming days; this post is a general view. Continue reading “InterRail Tips”