The city of Villach in southern Austria, cradled by the Drau river, borders the country from Italy and Slovenia. Therefore, it was only just and right to give the city a go on our way to Ljubljana, and back to Venice a few days later. Although Villach might seem just a cozy little Austrian village, … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 8 (Part 1): The picturesque town of Villach in southern Austria
Austria. I have long wanted to visit this beautiful country which lies near the Alps. Home to many famous people (Mozart? Beethoven? Freud? Schwarzenegger? Heidi? A thousand others?), Austria is the 20th country I visited. Carl & I only had Vienna, the capital city, for a one-day sidetrip, so we had to make the most out of it! … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 7: Bratislava – Vienna – Villach (3.travel day) | Exploring the lyrical City of Dreams – Vienna
After exploring the majestic Devin Castle, the modern UFO Observation Tower and some interesting attractions in the Old Town, Carl and I got ourselves ready for another travel day in Bratislava – the capital of Slovakia. We talked over breakfast on how we would spend the day, and agreed that it was time to explore … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 6: Exploring Bratislava – the beauty on the Danube 2 (Bratislava Castle, Aupark, Gourmet Festival)
Slovakia, or the Slovak Republic, is a high-income advanced economy situated in Central Europe, bordered by Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria. Staying in the capital, Bratislava, the only capital city which borders two countries – Hungary and Austria, Carl & I had the chance to explore one of the oldest castles in Slovakia … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 5: Exploring Bratislava – the beauty on the Danube (Devin Castle, UFO Observation Deck, Old Town)
Day 4. Time for us to leave the fairytale city of Prague and move on to our next stop: the little big city of Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. It was “first visit” to the said country for both of us, so we were excited and thrilled! Bratislava, known as the city of Pressburg until 1919, … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 4: Prague – Bratislava (2.travel day)
Prague Zoo (or Zoo Praha) is the 8th zoo Carl and I visited together. It was TripAdvisor’s 5th best zoo in 2017. (Loro Parque in Tenerife, which we visited in 2016, scored #1.) Located north of Prague, the zoo sits on Troja hillside, a land which was donated by the farming tycoon Alois Svoboda in 1922 … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 3: Prague Zoo – the fifth best in the world!
Prague is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever visited! Stunning modern and traditional architectural contrasts, historical castles and bridges and squares, easy access to attractions, and cheap food and drinks and transportation. I was literally awed the first time I visited in 2015. Perhaps it was the late winter weather, or the castle … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 2: Exploring Prague – the fairytale city of a hundred spires (Petrin Hill, Castle Hill, Old Town)