The Fairytale King’s Last Palace and My Last Adventure

On Sunday, the end of my last weekend in Austria, I went with Michael to one of King Ludwig II’s incomplete palaces in Bavaria, Germany. Due to a series of misfortunes, including an incomplete essay and a forgotten passport, we ended up catching a late afternoon train, arriving in Prien am Chiemsee, the closest stop, … More The Fairytale King’s Last Palace and My Last Adventure

Rijeka: Trsat Castle

As there was some good weather expected on Sunday, and Michael and I assumed most other attractions would be closed, we decided to head up Trsat Hill to see Trsat Castle. Sleeping in, we didn’t get going until noon, so we grabbed sandwiches on Korzo, the main shopping street in Rijeka, to eat on the … More Rijeka: Trsat Castle

Spring Break: Castles in the Kyrenia Mountains

Located near the sea, the Kyrenia Mountains were of strategic importance. Three castles were built on the peaks: St. Hilarion, Buffavento, and Kantara. All located in the North, I got to see the former two. St. Hilarion The best preserved of the three strongholds, its location provided the castle with command of the pass road … More Spring Break: Castles in the Kyrenia Mountains

Ljubljana: Lake Bled

Our (Haley, Michael, and I) two-day trip to Ljubljana consisted of two half day trips, the first of which was to Lake Bled (Blejsko jezero), a scenic area that includes a lake, an island, and a castle. Only about 55km from the city center, it makes for an easy and cheap bus ride. We left … More Ljubljana: Lake Bled

Ljubljana: The City

Due to cheap train tickets, Haley, Michael, and I decided to take a weekend trip to the capital of Slovenia: Ljubljana. The downside to this lack of cost was the fact the train Thursday night left at 1:30 in the morning. Being young and wanting to see the world, we decided this would give us … More Ljubljana: The City