Nowadays there is a lot of information about visiting Vienna.  By browsing the web you’ll find numerous posts titled, “48 Hours in Vienna”, “10 Reasons to like Vienna” and countless travel guides, so I won’t add to the overwhelming list of positive reviews and travel resources.  However, I do wantContinue Reading

I was born in Nicaragua and lived there until the age of eleven.  Due to the economical and political crisis in Nicaragua, my family and I were left with no choice but to emigrate.  After having lived in Toronto for twenty-five years now I’ve grown accustomed to its way of life. Continue Reading

It was going to be our first time in Budapest and did not want to be too far away from the main attractions.  At the same time we did not want to spend a fortune on accommodations. We did a bit of research and found that the Courtyard Budapest CityContinue Reading

 You cannot visit Vienna and not dine at a Heuriger.  During our recent visit to Austria we dinned at the Heuriger Hans Maly, which is about an hour outside of the city center.  Here we had a great evening meal accompanied by fresh wine.  However, the highlight of the evening feast was the Apfelstrudel. Continue Reading

 There’s something refreshingly unpretentious about Budapest. It doesn’t crave attention because it knows that architecturally, it has an exotic twist that effortlessly lures you in .  One can grow exhausted from walking on either side of the Dunabe and still be left with wanting more of its “Art Noveau” architectural paradise.  Budapest’sContinue Reading

I’ve never been big on organized tours. I like the idea of getting to know a city on my own terms. However, there are times when a tour can be a good choice. Knowing I was only going to be in Ljubljana for 48 hours I decided to give aContinue Reading

It’s been just over a week since my wife and I came back from our backpacking trip through some of Central Europe. We visited 4 countries and 8 cities in 18 days and it was one of the best trips we’ve done. Now that we’re back it’s taking me aContinue Reading

I feel a bit reluctant to share this, and I hope there are no bad feelings.  I promise that if you read all the way through you’ll know that it’s not as bad as it sounds.  Okay, here it goes… I am not a big fan of Italian food.  BeforeContinue Reading

I have fallen in love, yet again.  Only this time it happened in Central Europe.  It’s no wonder Mozart had a special relationship with Prague.  From its people, history, arts, and architecture, it’s full of charisma, elegance, and life!  Charles Bridge, early in the morning hours is the perfect placeContinue Reading