Christmas Markets in Vienna, Austria

A Christmas Market is practically a street market associated with the Christmas celebrations. They originated in Germany, Austria and North Italy and have been the places to check out before Christmas. Vienna has been home a Christmas market since 1294. Today, there are markets scattered throughout the city. The most popular one is in front…

Travel theme: Illuminated

While I was pretty sure the holiday season was (finally) over, I found this travel theme. I am a sucker for lights year round, though, but I am pretty certain I don’t have many photos taken during summer nights. Mr. Tree 2013 edition Arad City Hall during the Christmas Fair Christmas Tree on our pedestrian…

Places we visited in 2013

Another year (almost) over…and time to look back. March Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, Straja, Hunyad Castle (Corvinilor Castle), Deva Citadel, Romania: March 8-10, 2013 April: Budapest, Hungary: April 12-15, 2013 May: Timisoara, Romania: May 16, 2013. Day trip. May: Alba Iulia – Biertan- Sighisoara , Romania: May 25, 2013. Day trip. Wedding anniversary. June: Oradea, Bologa…

10 FREE things to do in Vienna

The capital of Austria, Vienna, is usually high on the must-visit list of any traveler coming to Europe. However, it ranks quite  high among the cities which require a solid budget to visit. Accommodation is affordable if you don’t mind a shared dorm, but once you aim for a private room, it quickly starts to…