Western Europe 3 : Mount Titlis Switzerland

Lucerne to Mount Titlis  It took about 45 min to an hour to reach Mount Titlis from Lucerne.  Mount Titlis is one of Swiss highlight.  If you love nature, hiking, trekking, skiing, countryside lifestyle, this is the place for you. I took some beautiful picture on the way to Mount Titlis, the houses are quite …

Western Europe 2 : Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Switzerland

Black Forest Germany to Lucerne Switzerland It is about 3 hours drive from Black Forest Germany to Lucerne Switzerland. The Lion Monument Lucerne, Switzerland Everyone rushed to check out the The Lion Monument in Lucerne. Once you reached the Lion Monument, you will see a giant sad dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock …

Western Europe 1: Rhine Falls & Black Forest Germany

Zurich to Rhine Falls Once we arrived in Zurich in the morning, we departed to Rhine Falls, one of the biggest waterfall in Europe. This lake is at north part of Switzerland and close to the German border.  On the way we saw beautiful village houses along the highway. The Rhine Falls were formed in …

Eastern Europe Day 11 – Kehlsteinhaus, Eagle Nest Germany

Holiday Home for Hilter We only have half a day to play with, so we decided to explore Eagle Nest in Obersalzberg near the town of Berchtesgaden in Germany.  It took roughly about 40 mins to 1 hour to reach Eagle Nest. Eagle Nest was built as a vacation home for Adolf Hitler for his 50th …

Eastern Europe Day 10 – Salzburg, Austria

Sound of Music – Salzburg, Austria Farewell to Schonbrunn Palace Vienna to Salzburg still within Austria took us about 3 hours drive.  When we were in the Vienna freeway to Salzburg, we could still see the Summer Palace -Schonbrunn from afar.  Goodbye Schonbrunn Palace! Alpine Surroundings Salzburg is renowned for its scenic Alpine surroundings.  We …

Eastern Europe Day 9 – Vienna, Austria

Fairty tale city of Vienna, Austria Budapest to Vienna took us about 2-3 hours drive. Schonbrunn Palace – Unesco Site Schonbrunn Palace is one of Austria’s most important cultural assets,  millions of visitors came to visit this place each year. The palace is a former imperial summer residence with 1441 rooms with  Baroque style, but …

Eastern Europe Day 8 – Budapest, Hungary

Amazing Budapest, Hungary Beside the breathtaking cruise ride in the evening, what else in Budapest? Budapest was an interesting city. Even though I felt like we saw a lot today, I still think we just scratched the surface of what Budapest has to offer. Hero Square  This is one of the major Square in Budapest.  It was …

Eastern Europe Day 7 – Budapest, Hungary

Amazing Budapest, Hungary From Krakow to Budapest took us about 6 hours by bus.  It was such an enjoyable ride just to sit back and relax, watching the beautiful houses built along the highway to Budapest. The houses built on the hill look so cozy and each houses has their uniqueness. Orava Castle in Slovakia …

Eastern Europe – Day 6 – Krakow Poland – Part 2 : Jewish Quarter & Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Poland : Krakow Part 2 : Jewish Quarter and Auschwitz Concentration Camp Part 2 of my day was more of a despairing one. Kasimierz in Krakow = Jewish Quarter Jewish Quarter is center of Jewish life in Krakow for over 500 years.  This place attracts many curious tourists including me to find out the city’s Jewish …

Eastern Europe – Day 6 – Krakow Poland – Part 1: Wawel Castle & Main Market Square

Day 6 – Krakow Poland Krakow is an ancient city in Poland, it used to be the capital of Poland but the capital was changed to Warsaw now.  This is one of the best city in Europe and not many people know about it as yet.  Compared to Prague and Berlin, the 2 previous cities …