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Bratislava Castle in Slovakia

Sitting on the hill above the city of Bratislava is the historic Bratislava Castle, the Bratislavsk√Ĺ hrad in Slovak. The original castle dates back to the 13th century, but it was obviously modified many times over the centuries. By the … Continue reading

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Unusual Focus

As we’ve been going through our photographs from Budapest and Bratislava (over 1,700), we have found a few unusual photographs. Regardless of where you travel, you will often find statues that focus on the hands of the subject as the … Continue reading

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The Royal Palace (Buda Castle) in Budapest, Hungary

On our first full day in Budapest, we crossed the Chain Bridge and took the funicular (which is a type of railway that goes up the side of a mountain) to the top of the hill in order to walk … Continue reading

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Day Trip to Bratislava, Slovakia

There are several options for taking a day trip out of Budapest, Hungary, some within the country and some to neighboring countries. One of the most popular is to Vienna, Austria, which is about 3 hours from Budapest, but since … Continue reading

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Our Overall Impressions of Budapest

We certainly enjoyed our week in Budapest, which included a full day trip to Bratislava in Slovakia. Although the weather didn’t always cooperate, we managed to adjust our schedules to account for the rain and definitely made the most of … Continue reading

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Day Three in Budapest

Yesterday was another rainy day, but we definitely made the most of it.¬† First we went to the Parliament Building, then saw the monument called “The Shoes on the Danube” (which we’ll explain later), the Saint Stephen’s Basilica, a wine … Continue reading

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First Full Day in Budapest

After a long, but uneventful flight to Budapest, we spent our first full day exploring yesterday. It was truly a wonderful day, full of sunshine and amazing sights. We walked part of the inner city, toured the castle district, and … Continue reading

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We Leave for Budapest, Hungary Tomorrow

We have an early flight out of Denver tomorrow morning as we make our way to Budapest, arriving first thing Sunday morning. Even though we are flying over night, we intend to hit the ground running and acclimating to the … Continue reading

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Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France

We didn’t make it to the Arc de Triomphe during our first trip to Paris, but we made a point of visiting it during our second trip. It was cold and rainy, but that didn’t deter us from going to … Continue reading

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest is the capital of Romania and was the first city that we visited during our trip to Romania before heading to Brasov. We were there in winter and the streets were covered with snow, but we still found it … Continue reading

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