High Up in the Ardennes: The Beautiful Village of Vianden

On my second and last day in Luxembourg, I wanted to get out of the city and explore some of the country’s smaller villages. I had read about scenic Vianden, located high up in the Ardennes Mountains near the border to Germany, and that was where I headed first. I first caught a train to Ettelbruck and from there bus 570 to Vianden. The lady…

In the Footsteps of Dracula: Visiting Bran Castle

No trip to Romania is complete without a visit to Bran Castle, famously known as ‘Dracula’s Castle’. If you’re familiar with the story of the vampire, written by Bram Stoker in 1897, you’ll know what I’m talking about. That dark, mysterious-looking medieval castle located high up on a hill above the village. The one in all the pictures. And the main tourist attraction in Romania.…

Eastern European March: Romania and Albania

This month, I’ve got some super exciting travel plans coming up – I’m exploring two countries in a part of Europe that I haven’t been to before, Eastern Europe! This part of Europe has always been of great interest to me, but I’ve been saving it for years for an interrail trip that I have yet to do – maybe I’ll do that in the…