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Last Day: The Long Journey Home

Friday morning was quiet. Many of our tour members had departed by the time I woke up. Some had gone on to other adventures, some were just on their way back home to Australia or Canada or the States.   I made sure I got packed and ready with enough time to say goodbye to… Continue reading Last Day: The Long Journey Home

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Auschwitz and Warsaw: Day 1

This was our earliest start to date, as we had to leave our Krakow hotel by 6:45. Luckily most people opted for bed super early the night before, myself included. I’m pretty sure I’d been asleep by 10, a new record on this trip.   We knew from the start that this day was going… Continue reading Auschwitz and Warsaw: Day 1

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Budapest Day 2: Hungary for Some History

After some breakfast, we were Pest-Bound. Brodie, being the best Catholic ever, decided to spend the first leg of her morning attending a Hungarian mass in St. Stephens Cathedral. That left another group, composed of Rossene, Grace, and Bec to wander the city together. There had been a guided walking tour scheduled as an optional… Continue reading Budapest Day 2: Hungary for Some History

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Budapest Day 1: Cruisin’ on the Danube

Our adventure to the next city began with a stopover in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. That’s right. I’ve now been to Slovakia. It’s a charming little country, once connected to the Czech Republic in one supercountry known as Czechoslovakia. But, after a few generations of differences, they divided, in an event now known as… Continue reading Budapest Day 1: Cruisin’ on the Danube

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Vienna Day 2: Feeling Like Austrian Royalty

We started the morning with a bit of a sleep-in, considering the fact that we didn’t have any scheduled morning activities. By 9, we were on the bus, making our way into the city center of Vienna. We had beautiful weather in the morning, so the whole city looked clean and inviting under the golden… Continue reading Vienna Day 2: Feeling Like Austrian Royalty

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Vienna Day 1: Bones and Bahns

Before making our way into our third city of the trip, (Vienna), our coach made a stop in the UNESCO World-Heritage recognized village of Kutna Hora, Czech Republic. From the road, this little hamlet didn’t seem to be much to the eye, but what it’s famous for is this tiny, centuries-old Catholic church. But this… Continue reading Vienna Day 1: Bones and Bahns

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Prague Day 2: Czech Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

So, it’s probably pretty obvious, based upon my last post, that there was a chance I’d be having a rough morning the next day. I was worried about that too. When I first woke up, my head was pounding. But after forcing myself to eat some food and drink some coffee, I was on my… Continue reading Prague Day 2: Czech Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself