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As always here at Short and Tall Tales, we like to keep you on your toes.  We have been pretty quiet on our blog recently, for good reason.  We have been planning a surprise leg (for us, and for you) …

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The region of Flanders, near the border with France, is famous for both its history and its beer. Many tourists, especially from the Commonwealth, visit here because it is the sight of many World War I battlefields and graveyards. It …

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Our final destination in Europe, Belgium, was centered around two of the things that make Belgium famous: food and beer. It was also my birthday week while we were there, and I couldn’t think of a better place to be. …

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Along with Budapest, Berlin was one of our favorite destinations in Europe. To start, we had not one, but two friends from college there (one living there, one also visiting), so it was nice to have people from home to …

Vienna and Salzburg, Austria

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A visit to Austria was not really in the cards from the outset of the trip. We had planned on going straight from Budapest to either Frankfurt or Berlin, but we found out one of Sara’s best friends from home …

 

Budapest Part 3: Nightlife and Food

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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 …

 

Budapest Part 2: Daylife

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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 …

 

Budapest part 1: Sziget Festival

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 …