In early 2010, I embarked on a two-week trip through Central Eastern Europe. To date, it is one of my most memorable trips and one of the most well-received trips on the blog. I had flown into Budapest from London Heathrow, I arrived close to midnight and was unnerved at finding my way to my hostel. This was one of the first times that I had travelled alone on a multi-country tip. But I shouldn’t have been concerned. Budapest welcomed me with warm hearts – despite its cold February weather. From there, I ventured to Vienna, the capital of Austria. There, I enjoyed Opera and spent entire days wondering different museums. During my stay in Vienna, I had overheard people at my hostel talking about going to Bratislava on a day trip. So I spent 16 euros on the trip as well; Slovakia was a quaint day trip from Austria. And from there, I headed to Prague – a gorgeous city that’s bustling with energy. My favorite city of the entire trip, Prague showed me its hidden gems and taught me and how to enjoy Czech beer.
For anybody wondering about going to this part of Eastern Europe, I highlight recommend this trip. It’s do-able in 10 days but more pleasant with 14. You’ll love it.
Itinerary: Budapest > Vienna > Bratislava > Prague
To see photos and read my journal from each leg of the trip, click below.