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While the days were fun and quite busy, we also had a great time at night in Budapest as well. First, the food was delicious, and was surprisingly quite varied. We didn’t have too many meals of Hungarian food, because …

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For the other four days we were in Budapest and not at the Sziget festival, we ended up falling in love with Budapest and its eclectic neighborhoods. While we were there, we did a usual “free walking tour” that took …

Sziget is a week-long music festival that is one of the biggest in Europe. It takes place every August on Sziget island, which is about 20 minutes from Budapest city center. We didn’t come to Budapest for the festival, but …

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After Brasov, we spent another week visiting four other cities in Transylvania. None of them were especially worth of their own post, but here is a quick summary of our visit to each place: Sinaia We went to Sinaia for the …

Brasov and Dracula’s (Bram) Castle

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Brasov is a few hours north of Bucharest by train, but it feels a world away. No longer in a bleak, grey city, Brasov is set against green hills with beautiful Saxon buildings and churches. It was a welcome change. …

 

Bucharest, Romania

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Sara and I both arrived in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, separately after long flights from Boston and London. We were fortunate that several PointsBreaks nights at the Intercontinental opened up, which gave us a chance to unwind and beat …

 

All Roads Lead to Rome, Part I

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After a busy few days in Munich, we headed to Rome with our friend, Vin, and her friend and our new friend, Linda. Linda is working in Munich and wanted to explore outside of Germany so we all decided on …

 

Munich, Germany

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Munich has been on our radar for a long time. Sara and I both want to attend Oktoberfest sometime in the future, and our love for German hefe weisse beer runs deep. When our friend Vin (who we also traveling with in …