Would you visit Krakow without seeing Auschwitz? It’s certainly an important part of 20th century history; one that shouldn’t be forgotten. In this post, Craig Martin is going to show the slightly more adventurous traveller how to visit Auschwitz for less than half the price of organised tours.
Easy transport connections and cheap hostels mean most budget travellers are drawn from city to city but, like most of Europe, the “Europe we came to see” is in the towns. Last week we looked at Austria’s cities, so in this post I’ll discuss the Mostviertel, Styria and Neusiedl am See before giving some first-hand tips for getting into, around, and out of Austria.
Austria is often overshadowed by its larger neighbours but holds a certain appeal as a quintessentially European travel destination. The glorious cities of Vienna and Salzburg contrast nicely with friendly little towns and farming communities…Part one looks at the cities.
It’s the simple familiar things that one sometimes misses; things you don’t think twice about but you expect to see, to have, to use more than twice a day. Things like a cup of coffee…
How do you stay sane when you’re travelling for several years? Some ideas from someone who’s doing it.
It was a pleasant town: wide streets opening into a large square then steps leading past the church into another large square. There was the quiet buzz of energy and afluence of a town on the rise. It was in this second square where we spotted a great looking restaurant with window seats available on the second floor…A story about what one will do for a glass of wine.
Sore arms? Sore back? Trust me, you don’t want to start your travels with the wrong type of luggage. It’s uncomfortable, expensive to change, and a giant pain in the butt. In this post we’ll look briefly at some of the pros and cons involved in taking a pack (rucksack) or a suitcase on your trip…