Category: 2005

Budapest, Hungary

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I was in Budapest for only a day, en route to Croatia. It was a hustle and bustle city. I found the architecture to be quite stunning and fun to…

Kraków, Poland

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Krakow turned out to be one of my most favourite cities in Europe on this trip.  Eddsel and I had such a blast at Mama’s Hostel where we had met…

Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland

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Since learning about the catastrophic effects of WWII and reading many books on the war, including the Rise of Totalitarianism, it was important for me to visit the camps to…

Prague, Czech Republic

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Finally made it to the central Europe. I was so happy to meet up with Colin and Jenny again, who were on their honeymoon.  Along with Eddsel, we explored the…

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

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The 1936 Winter Olympic Games were held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Eddsel and I made a day trip up to this Bavarian mountain resort.  We found it very picturesque and quiet compared…

Munich, Germany

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Back in Bavaria Germany. Much to my surprise, I really enjoyed Munich because of its architecture in Marienplatz, its history and beer. The beer gardens are something else!

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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It was great to finally meet up with Eddsel. It has been lonely at times, traveling by myself, but it is comforting to be with a close friend.  Amsterdam is…

Oslo, Norway

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After Sweden, I headed to Norway in preparation for the U2 concert.  I found the city to be different from Stockholm.  It was more multicultural and easy to navigate. Very…

Stockholm, Sweden

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After missing my Ryan-air flight to Stockholm 2 days earlier, I was so happy to finally meet up with Colin and Jenny. We spent some time at their friend Freddie’s…

Milan, Italy

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Another city I didn’t think I would be back in, but because of the U2 concert, I had no choice!  Upon this second visit, it was much prettier than I…