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Fast Facts: Western Europe

Fast Facts: Western Europe

WHAT WE DID: Traveled for 39 days around Western Europe. Stayed primarily in rooms (self-contained unit) booked through AirBnB. In Munich, we stayed with our generous friends who we met traveling several years ago. Our basic itinerary: Transit – bus (DB) from Ljubljana, Slovenia to Munich, Germany Munich (5 nights) Transit – bus (Flixbus) from Munich to Bolzano, Italy; local bus from Bolzano to Ortiesi (Val Gardena, Dolomiti National Park) Ortiesi (4 nights) Transit – local bus from Ortiesi to…

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Penny & Me

Penny & Me

Holy cow… I can’t believe it’s November already! Since arriving back in the Schengen Area in September, the penny has spent the last six weeks roaming Western Europe’s breathtaking national parks and iconic cities. You’d think the little coin would be getting tired of all this sightseeing, but apparently it’s got quite the stamina. Upon arriving in Germany, the penny was greeted by some new friends – Margot and Martin. The little coin had the best time staying at their…

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Waffles and chocolate and beer… oh my!

Waffles and chocolate and beer… oh my!

In northwestern Belgium’s Dutch-speaking Flemish (Flanders) region, sits the quiet city of Ghent. Once one of northern Europe’s largest cities at the end of the Middle Ages, Ghent is now a laid-back university town. Quirky cafes, artisan chocolate shops, and quaint ‘gingerbread houses’ line meandering canals, where coots, moorhens, ducks and seagulls form collaborative, floating communities in the still waters. Amongst the perfect rows of ornately-trimmed canal houses, stone belfries and spires of imposing gothic cathedrals soar above the tapered…

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