We’ve been traveling all around Eastern Europe for the last week, on a little vacation-within-a-vacation. We took a handful of overnight trains and a few day trains to see Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, and Budapest.
If I could move to Prague or Salzburg tomorrow, I’d do it. I cannot believe how gorgeous those cities are, and Austria has my vote of approval, which I’m sure they were waiting for with bated breath.
After a week sleeping on trains, I felt totally sideways by the time we got back to Warsaw, but I’ll tell you what, trains are the way to travel. Especially sleeper trains. Man, that’s the life.
We visited the gardens where part of The Sound of Music was filmed, and they were more gorgeous than I expected. Can I move to Austria already? Pretty please?
Another thing we’ve discovered is that parks in Europe make parks in America look like small little playthings for toddlers. We found a park in Prague with an honest-to-goodness zip-line and a park in Salzburg with hammock swings, a huge climbing wall, and a slide to die for.
My kids were in heaven.
We’re getting ready to take another side trip to Krakow, which is supposed to be stunning. It wasn’t touched during WWII and all the castles and palaces and gorgeous old buildings are all intact, so we’re excited to go visit.
Also, if someone could send a message to my body that even though I’m eating every pastry I can get my hands on in every country we visit, I’m walking miles every day. Shouldn’t I be getting skinnier by the minute?