Poland – Boleslawiec, Krakow, Wieliczka and Auschwitz

It’s kind of funny growing up in a country with little immigration outside of Asian and Commonwealth countries. To have a last name outside of the norm instantly perplexes people. I had a lifetime of people mispronouncing my name and instantly assuming for themselves my nationality. My last name is of Polish descent, but that … More Poland – Boleslawiec, Krakow, Wieliczka and Auschwitz

Slovakia – Bratislava

If you have seen the cult-classic teen movie Eurotrip you will know that the lovable characters come across an awkward situation. When trying to hail a ride to Berlin they find themselves in Bratislava, Slovakia. They end up living like kings on the $1.83 they could scrounge together amongst themselves. One line, “It’s good you … More Slovakia – Bratislava

Hungary – Budapest

Budapest was yet another city that had been on the bucket list from the very beginning. As many of you who are in Europe know, bucket lists get added to so often that it is hard to remember what they looked like in the beginning. It always seemed a little too difficult or too expensive … More Hungary – Budapest

Prague, Czech Republic

For whatever reason, I was never really drawn to visiting Prague. Maybe it was due to its Soviet past, or perhaps it was that nothing there warranted it making the bucket list. However, we had a free long weekend  (July 4th) and Prague was within driving distance. We were aware that the fact they retained … More Prague, Czech Republic