New Year 2018 Part 2/3: NYE in Budapest

Budapest, fast becoming a must-visit in central Europe, and one of my favourite cities. Being my second time here, I know we’ll easily fill the three-night stay. There’s so much to see and do here. We arrive late on and get checked into our hostel: Adagio 2.0 by the Basilica, more central than last time….

New Year 2018 Part 1/3: Vienna, Austria

Having made it back to Cologne (Köln), Germany, a place I visited many times during ERASMUS, I’m ready to leave for my second pm2am Three Capitals Trip – Vienna, Budapest & Ljubljana. But things are markedly different. It’s cold, snowy, wintery, miserable. And unlike 90-95% of the group, I’m not a student. After avoiding boarding…

Three Capitals Trip Part 3/3: Bratislava, Slovakia

We arrive in Bratislava a few hours on, in the early afternoon. The final stop on our trip – also the smallest of the three – we leave the bus at the Most SNP, also known as the UFO bridge. We thought the guides were joking when they first called it this. On a short…

Three Capitals Trip Part 2/3: Budapest, Hungary

Now for the main bit: two nights in Budapest, Hungary. A few hours from Vienna, we arrive just as darkness is falling. Already with bar crawl and boat party tickets from the bus, we get checked into the hostel (GoodMo House in Józsefváros). But we’ve less than an hour to get ready and meet back…

Three Capitals Trip Part 1/3: Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria – Budapest, Hungary – Bratislava, Slovakia. The famous ‘Three Capitals’ trip. Getting on the bus from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, my passport’s about to expire, so it’s probably the last time for a while. I’m using pm2am again and hopes are high for a good trip.  We’re spending two nights in Budapest, with a bar…