Slovenia

Saturday, May 27 Today we are moving on to our last country on this trip, Slovenia.  Specifically we are going to the city of Ljubljana, pronounced Lee-ub-ee-ah-na, which translates to beloved. After getting dropped at our hotel and settling in, we walked around the old town and came upon a craft fair and hamburger fair…

Croatia

Saturday, May 20 Today was the day we were originally supposed to take a train from Budapest to Zagreb.  Previously it was mentioned that a train trip didn’t always mean a train trip.  Karen was smart enough to investigate the train trip to Zagreb after our experience with the train trip to Budapest.  It seems…

Hungary, Pt. 2

Photography Workshop Saturday, May 13 Over dinner we met our fellow photographers, Jani, Brenda, Stella, and Peggy and our tour leaders Jeff and MaryO.  These fellow photographers seem well traveled and seasoned photographer-travelers. We will need to pick some  brains! Sunday, May 14 Karen was up early and had a quick shower without waking Alan….

Hungary, Pt. 1

Budapest Thursday, May 11 The four of us (MerriAnn, Ken, Alan, Karen) took a train from Kosice to Budapest.  Here is where we learned firsthand that train did not always mean train.  This was an important fact that helped us later.  Midway during the train ride, we had to get off the train and carry…

Slovakia

Monday, May 8 We arrived in the city of Košice (koh-shits-ka) in the afternoon and were picked up by my cousin MerriAnn and her husband Ken. They drove us to our hotel, Villa Angel, in Rožňava. The hotel owner and her daughter, who spoke English, met us at the entrance and showed us to our…