travel advice & savings


August in Central. Europe- how busy?

First I have had most of my travel / train related questions answered (over and over) before I even asked the question about travel between Krakow-Budapest-Prague.

My main question in a general one. I will be traveling the last week of August and fist week of September (2009). Basically 3 countries I will pass through Poland, Hungary, and Chezc as I do a loop for two weeks.

Will there still be a lot of local vacation travel on the rails during the last week of Aug first week of Sept?

Krakow to Tatras to Transylvania region


I will be traveling in the beginning of June. I am going from Krakow to the Transylvania region in Romania. I would like to stop in the High Tatras for a few days. Can anyone help me with the best way to get from one place to another. I cannot seem to find a direct route. Is renting a car a realistic option? Any other info would also be helpful. Thanks

Poland to Romania

I am going to be traveling from Warsaw to Bucharest in June. I want to stop in Slovakia but I do not want to travel out of my way to Bratislava. All the info I find about Slovakia is about Bratislava. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions of where would be a good place to visit. Also I will be traveling on trains. Thanks

Take Off For Italy On Line (Video + Stills)

My film “Gondola With the Wind” can be seen on the web if you have a high speed internet connection. The movie begins in Italy with Rome, Pisa, Florence, and Venice. It then features Vienna (Austria), glorious Prague (Czech Republic), Poland (including Warsaw & Auschwitz), Ukraine, and Budapest (Hungary).

This is a free, non-commercial, streaming video on the Windows Media Player. No ads and no strings attached.

Krakow - Budapest - Belgrade

Hello everyone!

I am planning a huge trip starting December the 16th.
Thou I’ve ran in some problems while searching the cheapest possible way,as my budget is very tight. As I’ve understood, the best way to get there is by train.
I’m currently trying to find train Krakow – Budapest, that departs in morning/afternoon on 18.12 and train Budapest – Belgrade, that’d leave on 19th December around 1pm. Basically – daytime trains.
Also, a big problem is the fares – I’ve stumbled across quite few variations, that goes from 27e up to 100e and more.

2 1/2 weeks in Eastern Europe

I will be traveling to Eastern Europe in late may. I have been to Hungary and Czech Republic. I will have two and a half weeks to travel. I have heard great things about Krakow and I would really like to spend some time in Romania. I am more interested in architecture and history then art and museum. I would also like to experience local culture. Please any info you might have would be great. I have read old post already. Thanks

Eastern Europe, December 2008-January 2009

Hi everyone! I’m planning a solo backpacking trip (my first!) for this December/January. I got a great deal on a flight to Poland so that’s my starting point. I need some pointers on where to go/avoid and also some ideas on how over-crowded my current itinerary is looking. Help?

The dates in question are 10 December 2008 – 25 January 2009 (42 days). I need to be back in Aberdeen, Scotland for the 26th as I have classes, so I need to end up somewhere on the 25th with direct air connections to Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Right now I have:

10/12 thru 11/12 – Wroclaw, Poland

Travelogue Entry in Siemiechów, Poland