How to Survive Yacht Week

How to Survive Yacht Week

How to Survive Yacht Week Croatia Yacht Week was not originally on my radar when I set off on my trip.  However, when I soon realized I’d be in Europe (more specifically Croatia) in the early summer, I was hard pressed to find a reason not to go!  While I had a good idea what I was getting into thanks to reading a few other helpful blogs, I decided to compile a post detailing tips that I’d wish I’d known ahead of time.  Yacht Week was truly an insane week,…

My Afternoon in Kotor, Montenegro

My Afternoon in Kotor, Montenegro

I woke up in Dubrovnik to a rainy day.  Since the forecast wasn’t set to improve too much, I decided to push my kayak trip to the following day.  As I now had no plans, I decided to make a spontaneous day trip to Kotor, Montenegro.  Montenegro is a tiny country located just south of Croatia, with a population of only around 600,000.  Kotor was a 2 hour bus ride away, not counting the border checks we had to do as we were exiting and entering the EU, which unfortunately…

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park was high on my Croatia to-do list.  Whilst perusing other travel blogs, I was mesmerized by their pictures and descriptions of this beautiful park.  The beautiful turquoise water served as a nice contrast to the surrounding trees and foilage. When I was in Zadar (and later in Split), I came across many tour agencies offering guided tours to Plitvice.  “It’s the only way to see it.” they would tell me in their best sales pitch.  Due to my aversion to guided tours…

Berlin-A Hipster’s Paradise

Berlin-A Hipster’s Paradise

Berlin-A Hipster’s Paradise Berlin, in my opinion, is one of the coolest and most hip cities in all of Europe.  There is definitely a different type of feel to this city as compared to Munich, Hamburg, etc.  There is literally so much going on here and I only scratched the surface during the four days I was there.  Attracting people from all over Europe, Berlin is a haven of culture, with artists of all types, from traditional art to the prominent graffiti scene.  Never have I ever seen a higher…

Munich

Munich

I haven’t been able to post in the past few weeks, as I’ve been busy soaking in the sights and sounds of Europe!  I finally had a chance to relax a bit now that I’m in sunny Croatia, so here goes my recap of Munich! Munich Munich was my first real impression of Germany.  Even though I flew into Frankfurt, I took a bus down to Munich shortly after I landed in order to make it for the last weekend of Fruhlingsfest. First impressions of Germany after travelling in India…

Munich’s Fruhlingsfest, Oktoberfest’s “Little Brother”

Munich’s Fruhlingsfest, Oktoberfest’s “Little Brother”

Munich’s Fruhlingsfest, Oktoberfest’s “Little Brother” When I decided to spend the Spring in Europe, one of the first things that I did was look up the different festivals and events that would be occurring in order to plan my trip around the ones I was most interested.  I came across Munich’s Fruhlingsfest, which means “Springfest”, and discovered that it occurs every Spring from mid-April to the first week of May and is a celebration of the arrival of warmer weather. Unlike Oktoberfest which takes place in almost every city in…