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Fast Facts: Eastern & Central Europe

Fast Facts: Eastern & Central Europe

WHAT WE DID: Traveled for 36 days around 7 Eastern and Central European countries (8 countries including a day trip to Belarus). Stayed primarily in rooms (self-contained unit) booked through AirBnB, with the exception of a 4-night ski lodge suite in Koscielisko, Poland (Tatra National Park). Our basic itinerary: Transit – bus (Lux Express) from Moscow to Riga, Latvia Riga (3 nights) Transit – bus (Lux Express) from Riga to Vilnius, Lithuania Vilnius (2 nights) Transit – bus (Lux Express)…

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Penny & Me

Penny & Me

Well, the penny has certainly been on a roll since leaving Moscow, and in one month has managed to tour 8 different countries across Eastern and Central Europe: The penny began its European expedition in the Baltics, making stops in Latvia and Lithuania. It even made it to the coast, where it basked in the sunshine beside the crisp waters of the Baltic Sea. From there, the coin headed south to Poland, where it enjoyed the remote tranquility of the…

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Tour de Cake

Tour de Cake

While Vienna’s grand architecture was most certainly impressive, the real highlight of the city may well be the desserts. Tucked in amongst the intricate cathedrals, stone sculptures, and historic buildings are innumerable charming patisseries, showcasing dozens and dozens of beautiful, hand-crafted cakes and pastries. Before embarking on the trip, I’d stumbled across some information about the Sacher-Torte, perhaps the city’s most famous confection, and immediately added it to my list of European must-haves (there is always room for cake atop…

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Vienna

Vienna

Back in Vietnam, we met Alena, a girl traveling on our bus out of Ho Chi Minh City who was from Austria but studying and traveling in Vietnam. After running into her again while wandering around in Da Lat one night, and then meeting up for dinner in Hanoi, she made us promise to call if we made it to Vienna during our travels. Unfortunately, she was out of town when we visited, but she sent us an unbelievable list…

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