We took the train from Prague to Budapest on the 1st of Jan of 2014. What a city to start the year. The train station was empty, not a single sign in English, everything was shut. We managed to get a cab to drop us 4 and all our luggage to Deak Ter Square. The ride from the train station to the Airbnb was unexpected. Richly decorative bombed out buildings, still in a state of disarray showing layers of rich past covered with years of turmoil and war.Read More
You do as the Amsterdammers do...
Of course - how could the Amsterdam experience be complete without an evening spent in one of the coffee shops. Really the Amsterdam cafes serve alot more than just coffee....Read More
The market is a half mile- long along this canal. This area was part of former East Berlin, now a very young hip area called Kreuzberg. The buildings were beautiful- large, imposing Pre-war 4 storey apartments with gorgeously decorated Art Nouveau and Deco facades with exquisite details. The beauty of the Berlin prewar homes is that they are spacious and highly subsidized to live in.Read More