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Bratislava may be a bit off the beaten track for some travelers, but an enriching destination nonetheless. Located between Vienna and Budapest, this bustling city near an ancient crossing point of the Danube was once known as Pressburg until 1919. Located in the center and above the city is the large dominating structure atop castle […]

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Once called the Route of Emperors and Kings it has been used for millennia as a water highway across Eastern Europe. In May of 2011, we had an opportunity to travel along the Danube River tracing back Elizabeth’s family history. In the early 1800’s, her German ancestors immigrated to Russia, along the Danube. For us […]

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Originally called Pressburg, Bratislava was once the seat of power for the Austrian Hungarian Empire. Bratislava then fell behind the Iron Curtain for decades and rejoined the western world in 1993. This rich history has left the city with old world European style mixed with Eastern communist flare. To walk this city at night is […]

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