The Czech Republic

ČESKŸ KRUMLOV Romantic. Quaint. Picturesque. Mountains. A winding river. And of course, a Castle! Everyone had told us not to miss Českÿ Krumlov while we were in the neighborhood. So, this time we booked a FLIX bus to take us from Prague to this southern Czech Republic town, and it didn't show up! We waited …

The Czech Republic

PRAGUE Another train ride, another country! This time we were in a 6-person compartment. Two large sofa-like benches in a lovely green fabric; 3 seats on each side facing each other with the most minimal of leg-room possible. Joyce and I shared the space with 3 very large Czech young men returning from their first …

POLAND

KRAKOW From Budapest to Krakow we took a 7-hour train ride. We had seats across from 2 young men, one Australian and one from Finlandia, who both loved to talk! The train had a club/dining car and was perfectly comfortable - until it stopped all of 20 km from Budapest and sat on the tracks …

HUNGARY

BUDAPEST We were sad to leave beautiful Lake Bled, but also excited to keep moving on! Once more we boarded a beautiful, big, extremely clean and comfy European tour bus for our 7-hour trip to another stop on our tour of Eastern Europe - this time Hungary. Our ride to Budapest Joyce will now step …

SLOVENIA

LAKE BLED Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a beautiful princess in a castle perched on a mountain top overlooking a crystal-clear, turquoise blue lake. The Princess, against her father's wishes, fell in love with a handsome boy from the village down below. They would sneak away and laugh …

ITALY – Part 4

SORRENTO & THE AMALFI COAST A first - from Rome to Naples we took the fast train which took just one hour! It was great, I just couldn't take pictures out the window as everything was whooshing by too fast! We changed at the Naples station to the 'subway' or local train to Sorrento. First, …