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Jul 29 2014

Modlin Airport to the Centre of Warsaw: Bus or Train?

Before leaving for Warsaw, I booked my accommodation and looked at the various options of how to get  there from Warsaw–Modlin Mazovia Airport.  My initial thought was to get the train because it seemed like a straight route.  However, things are never as simple as they seem.  Well, not in my case at least.  So, what happened? Having …

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Jul 25 2014

Palanok Castle in Mukachevo

While I was in Uzhgorod, someone mentioned there was a castle in a town nearby called Mukachevo.  As I was on a bit of roll with visiting castles, it didn’t seem like one I could miss out on.  So, I hopped on a bus to get there.  It was the hottest and sweatiest bus ride I’d had …

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Jul 22 2014

A One-Way Ticket to Eastern Europe

If you have been following me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you will be well aware of my recent trip around some Eastern European countries.  I was intending just to stay in Poland and visit Ukraine briefly, but that changed while I was away.  That is one of the things I love about buying a …

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Jul 18 2014

Baroque Beauty in Vilnius

I loved the architecture in Vilnius, but there is one particular building which stood out for me – the church of St Peter and St Paul.  When you look at this photo, I’m sure you will understand why I chose it for this week’s Foto Friday. This incredibly ornate church was built in the 17th century to celebrate victory …

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Jul 14 2014

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, it’s… a Bus!

Really?  Yes! When I started travelling independently in 2008, I used different modes of transport to get around – buses, trains, planes, taxis, and tuk tuks but, in the main, I travelled by bus and still do a lot of the time.  You might think a bus is a bus; seen one, seen them all, but that isn’t strictly …

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Jul 11 2014

The Multimedia Fountain Park Extravaganza in Warsaw

On my first visit to Warsaw, I happened to be there over a weekend.  That was fortunate because the staff at the hostel I was staying at were taking people to see the Multimedia Fountain Park Show.  I had no idea what to expect, but I decided to go along and find out for myself.  I’m …

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