Time Travel to Easter in the High Tatras, Slovakia

It’s officially spring! Tulips are my favorite flower. And Eastertime in Czechia is in full swing. In Svoboďák, Brno’s central square, they are readying for Majáles, a student celebration of May, often with big-name concerts: At the Easter market, pomlázky are being sold. These are “willow whips,” with colorful ribbons tied on them, for the very special Czech tradition … Continue reading Time Travel to Easter in the High Tatras, Slovakia

Underrated Food Cities: Bratislava and Budapest

A gem of a find from my travels: check the ingredients in case you were in doubt. Budapest is a major European destination while Bratislava is less so. However, I believe both cities are wonderful locations for different reasons – Budapest, because the cultural vibe and architecture is similar to Vienna, and Bratislava, because though its … Continue reading Underrated Food Cities: Bratislava and Budapest

Let them eat cake… How to Spend 3 Days in Zagreb, Croatia

I turned 25 in Zagreb, as good a place as any to start a quarter-life crisis! Pro tip: Don’t get cocky like me and think that just because you can speak a Slavic language, they will understand you everywhere in Slav country 😛 Because so many Czechs vacation in Croatia, I’d heard they speak Czech well, but this … Continue reading Let them eat cake… How to Spend 3 Days in Zagreb, Croatia