Wrocław

This is the 4th destination in the Western Slavic Countries circuit as described in that Travel Planning post. We drove through green, rolling countryside on tree lined roads with a backdrop of beautiful blue skies, on a  sunny day. It was mostly two lane roads but they were very well-maintained and traffic was not particularly …

Kraków

This is the 3rd destination in the Western Slavic Countries circuit as described in that Travel Planning post. The route from Kosice to Kraków was mostly a 2-lane road with construction at many points along the way. As the main route, it handled all traffic including trucks, farm equipment, bicyclists and all vehicles imaginable. As …

Košice

This is the second destination of 6 on the Western Slavic Countries itinerary as described in that post. We got a late start out of Bratislava because of two reasons: It was apparently our Uber driver’s first time picking up a customer. He drove by us several times and after the third time I had …

Bratislava

This is the first of six destinations as laid out in the Central Europe Trip post. The big picture difference between a Trip and Destination post is that the former is about conception and planning, while the latter is about execution and being there. It is in the nature of things for plans to not …

Bordeaux

We set off for Bordeaux from Lyon early in the morning, and prepared ourselves for a 5-hour road trip. We grabbed a couple of sandwiches for the trip from Boulangerie Saint Vincent just around the corner from the apartment. These neighborhood bakeries not only sell fresh breads and pastries, but also make wonderful to-go sandwiches …

Lyon

Arrival Due to good planning, if I do say so myself, we had a short layover at Charles de Gaulle terminal 2. We took a 55 minute flight - what felt like a commuter - to Lyon Saint Exupery airport. Passport control and customs were a breeze at this smaller, provincial airport. We made our …

Santiago

Drink the water. I can’t give that advice for all cities in South America, but it’s good advice for all of Chile. And it hints at Chile’s tidiness and level of safety. Having been to Santiago previously on business, I am aware from my own experience that personal safety is not a concern in this …