Krakow, Poland – Europe Day 39 – July 5

I woke up on the train a half hour before me alarm and started packing my things. The bed was a welcome change from the seats I’d previously sat in on overnight trains. I actually felt rested, which was great. In the cabin, I was provided with a sink, closet, and two water bottles and…

Ljubljana, Slovenia – Europe Day 37 – July 3

Jaime, Rob, and I woke up and ate breakfast at 7am, in time for Jaime’s early departure to Croatia. Breakfast was included with the hostel, and it was delicious. We had two eggs, bacon, and two rolls, the best free breakfast I’ve had so far in Europe. After breakfast, Jaime left and Rob and I…

Ljubljana, Slovenia – Europe Day 36 – July 2

Once the cleaning lady let us in, Rob and Jaime passed out on the couch immediately inside the door. I went in search of warmth and found a large couch in a dark corner of the top floor. I woke up at 10:30am and Jaime was asleep on the couch across from me. She’d gone…

Budapest, Hungary – Europe Day 34 – June 30

We got up early today, had a quick breakfast, and caught the train into Egers, a small town outside of Budapest, that’s known for its wine caves. The town itself was nothing special for us, but apparently its the mecca of Hungarian history, with school groups making pilgrimages there daily. Hungary’s Alamo is there, where…

Budapest, Hungary – Europe Day 33 – June 29

Waking up at Carpe Noctem Vitae, our hostel, was like waking up at Celebration Station again, my house in Gainesville. There were empty cups left and right and people passed out on the floor and couches everywhere. I saw one guy passed out on a couch with his money belt still on and a bottle…

Vienna, Austria – Europe Day 31 – June 27

I woke up this morning and wandered down to the computers in the hostel common room, wondering how I was going to meet up with Rob that day. Rob was on one of the computers already. Problem solved. Rob and I caught up on our travel experiences, he told me about Krakow, and I told…