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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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Budapest

Budapest

As implausible (and redundant) as this is beginning to sound, we arrived in Hungary’s capital city only to learn that our visit coincided with none other than the country’s largest annual celebration – St. Stephen’s Day. Observed each year on August 20th, the occasion commemorates the founding of the Hungarian state under the esteemed rule of Stephen I, who was proudly crowned the nation’s first king in 1000 A.D. Over Stephen’s forty-year reign, until his death in 1038, he was…

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