One of the quirkiest and unique structures I have ever seen. Fisherman’s Bastion was constructed to celebrate 1000 years of rule by a monarch as a viewing tower. Though the original walls of the viewing structure were used in battle for many centuries, the ceremonial building was created with no military or defense purpose. Its... Continue Reading →

An island with a sad history. Poor Princess Margarit was exiled to this island to live in a convent. Today the island is only for recreational use, boasting several gardens, a running track, a bathhouse, a hotel and restaurants. Though it is small, it is right in the middle of the Danube and offers spectacular... Continue Reading →

Our time in Budapest was limited. In hindsight, I really could have gone to a different bathhouse everyday and my next trip I will do so as I would consider myself a connoisseur. Szechenyi is one of the largest bathhouses in Budapest and figured this out by getting lost a few times. There were so... Continue Reading →

When you hear the word ‘ruin’ you are probably expecting to see some old crumbling building, right? Everyone in person and online raves about the ruin bars in Budapest, so for some reason I was imagining cave like bars. In my humble opinion, there is only one ruin bar worth its salt and that is... Continue Reading →

The best way to kick off a trip in a new city is to take a walking tour to orient yourself, get your bearings and allow yourself to be squired around the city by a guide. It can be overwhelming to hop off a bus or a train in a new city and navigate your... Continue Reading →

Each spring when the weather warms up, farmers release their cows from confinement inside a barn. Can you imagine how excited these cows are when they see pasture after several months of being stuck inside? So excited it is not uncommon to see them race and run to the grass and jump around or dance... Continue Reading →

You can’t go to Holland without experiencing cheese in one way or another. Fortunate was I to be hosted by locals who wanted to ensure I got an authentic Dutch holiday, so of course we went to a farm to make cheese. The instructional video we watched was quite dated as the young woman in... Continue Reading →

Amsterdam was without a doubt my favorite part of my visit in Holland. I was staying with my host in her village by the sea which was a little north of the city and had two days to spend roaming around Amsterdam. It is a quirky and well engineered city, easily walkable and everything you... Continue Reading →

Once I defrosted from the motorcycle ride, my hosts wanted me to get an understanding of the history and science behind the tulip so we went to Keukenhof. Keukenhof is more than just a series of gardens, it is a seasonal attraction in which the tulips are grown inside and then transplanted outside and attended... Continue Reading →

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