What is an Agora? While planning our activities for Athens, every website suggesting visiting the Roman and Ancient Agoras but we weren’t sure exactly what that meant. Google tells us the Roman Agora is “an Agora located east of the Ancient Agora” and that the ‘Ancient Agora’ is: the best known example of an ancient … More Temples, Agoras, Museums. Oh My.
Europe has been full of beautiful cathedrals and stunning works of Christian art. Although interesting and enjoyable, Greece was a wonderful change of pace with its fascinating culture and mythology. Of course, the Acropolis is the literal pinnacle of city, rich with historical sites and wonders. There is not really anything like what we see … More The Acropolis
Welcome to Athens! Our time in Greece was short, and there is so much more we need to go back to explore, but it was wonderful while it lasted. Prepare yourself for a few mythological stories, great food, and friendly locals when you come to Athens. Athens get this bad rep of being really grungy … More Athens, Greece: Plaka & Food
In every city we visit, we try to start our first few days by joining a “free walking tour” of the city to familiarize ourselves with a succinct history lesson, areas of town, and a local’s perspective on places to see and where to eat. The history in Budapest is hard to summarize in just … More Budapest Culture
I know. It’s been ages and you don’t know where we are. You’ve seen facebook posts showing us in Virginia and blog posts showing us forever stuck in Hungary. We committed to share our European trip with you and we promise we are going to continue to do so! Although we are back in the States safe … More Budapest: Castle District
Fun Fact: Budapest was once actually comprised of two separate cities- Buda and Pest- split by the great Danube River? We stayed on the Pest side, but the castle hill area and some of the thermal baths are located across the river on the Buda side, so we visited often. The (Széchenyi) Chain Bridge is the … More Hungary: Parliament & Danube River
HELLLOOOOO HUNGARY!! Going from the nice warm Croatia to the wintery Budapest wasn’t easy, but we loved our time in Hungary! I bought a nice new, fluffy hat and we ventured out to take on the winter season in style. Hungary isn’t always at the top of everyone’s “Europe to do List” BUT IT SHOULD … More Welcome to Hungary!
Super behind on the blog, but trying to get caught up! Bear with me as we relive our day trip to the beautiful country of Montenegro! While we were staying in Croatia, we were excited to take a little bus trip to another unique country, the neighbor country of Montenegro. The bus trip overall was.. eh.. … More Day Trip to Montenegro
There are tons of day trips you can take from the center of Dubrovnik. There are actually travel agencies set up along the main drag of the city with intriguing displays making you want to travel all over the area. One of the day trips we took was an island hopping adventure to nearby islands Koločep, … More Pirate Ships in Croatia
There is a difference between a tourist and a traveler. A tourist spends two days in a new city and visits the top two sights, buys a Tshirt, and tries some new foods – and there is nothing wrong with that! We are fortunate enough to have longer than a few days to spend in … More Dubrovnik, Croatia: Outside the Walls