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Conquering Central Europe In The Snow

Last Updated on June 6, 2013.

Hello, I just returned home to Sweden after having conquered Central Europe in a relatively short period of time. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it – and that was me. Nine days, four countries, quality time in four cities…euros, korunas and forints…planes, trains, tour buses…

Hungary, Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. This trip was kind of an experiment to be honest. I had been in three out of the four countries before but always during summer. What I was wondering though was how it would be to visit them during winter;  especially during one of the most brutal winters Europe has seen in a while.

The experiment turned out to be extremely successful and it was one of the best trips I have been on in a while. Not only was it a way cool experience to see some of these cities covered in snow and without a massive amount of tourists, but it was also interesting to see and feel how much Prague and Budapest have changed since I was last there in 2005 and 2007 (respectively).

This trip started and ended in Budapest thanks to the airline I can only describe as a good friend, Wizz Air. They are one of the best low-cost airlines in my opinion so I couldn’t be more pleased that they are so well-connected to Central and Eastern Europe from where I am based in Malmö, Sweden.

From Budapest I went on to Vienna, Bratislava, and Prague where I discovered some of the best boutique/design hotels imaginable – I cannot wait to tell you about them. Also witnessed The Sounds play their first shows in Budapest and Prague and was exposed to another awesome and handsome band, The Limousines.

There is much more to come so get excited. For now just wanted to Czech in real quick and give an update on the latest Blonde Gypsy happenings. Oh, and also show a few of my favorite iPhone pics. Peeeace!






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    February 27, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Like it!

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      February 27, 2012 at 9:24 am

      Thanks! There’s more where this came from. Bratislava was beautiful, I really liked it. Cool that you live there and are learning the language – it’s a tough one!

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    February 27, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Great so I will wait and see! Slovak is very difficult, you are right :) But it’s fun and I’m enjoying it!!!



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    Mae East by Shannon Hadley
    February 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Beautiful pictures.
    I’m searching for travel blogs to Central Europe and I’m happy to have found you.
    Thanks for sharing.

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      February 28, 2012 at 1:43 am

      Thank you so much. Glad you found me too :)

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    February 29, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Budapest looks so beautiful in the snow! Actually, most of Europe looks beautiful in the snow! Love your pictures :)

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      March 1, 2012 at 2:38 am

      Thank you :) Budapest is the only city that got snow while I was there and also the city where I got some of my best pictures of the trip. Coincidence? I don’t think so. I’ll put more up soon!

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