Europe backpacking trip 2014
I'm backpacking through Eastern and Southern Europe with my travel partner Masayo. Each day I blog about what we did, and how my blood sugars and insulin dosages were in each place. Lots of photos and stories and #T1Dtravel experiences — read along!
Today we took it easy and walked around Ptuj a little, which is a small town dominated by a hilltop castle and a particularly lovely river.
We left Hungary today, on a series of trains that took us to Ptuj, the oldest town in Slovenia.
We rode bicycles from our room in Balatangyörök about 10 km to Szigliget to see the castle under sunny skies.
Our next stop on the journey is Balatangyörök, a tiny village next to Keszthely beside the giant Hungarian lake of Balaton.
After our rest day, Masayo and I headed over on foot from our room across the Danube to see the castle and other sites of Budapest.
Why do room booking websites give me options in hotels that are miles away from the town I'm going to?
Today was a nice long day off, hanging around the room and doing very, very little. Except watch the Falcons lose.
We saw the Vörös-tó and Jósvafő cave tour, then got a bus all the way to Budapest. In the evening, pizza gave me the highest BG I've had on this
We took a tour of part of the Baradla-Domica cave system near Aggtelek, Hungary. For dinner, we had liquor, chicken, liquor, rice, and liquor.
We killed several hours in Humenné, Slovakia in the afternoon, then caught some trains for the city of Miskolc in Hungary, our ninth country of the t
We hadn't seen any of the famous wooden churches of Poland and Slovakia so we finally took a trip to Kalná Roztoka to see theirs.
Definitely one of the highlights so far for me: we went to the top of the Tatras Mountains to see the frozen wintery mountaintops. But the cable car g
We got a bus from Levoča to see Spiš Castle today. It was closed for the season but we still loved the views of the magnificent, ancient place.
Our plans to visit a castle didn't pan out so we hung around all day in Levoča, where snow fell most of the day.
We left Bratislava and took a train between the Low and High Tatras Mountains today, and ended up in Levoča.
We walked around Bratislava's Historic Town Center some today in the drizzling rain, saw the Danube, and even tried ice skating.
We left Český Krumlov by bus and ended up on a train from Brno across the Slovakian border and the capital, Bratislava.
I finally started to really improve today. The fever is gone and we walked all around the castle and the town of Český Krumlov.
After a difficult time getting out of Prague, we arrived in the small hilly town of Český Krumlov. I spent all afternoon sleeping, as I felt bad.
Our extra bonus day in Prague was spent walking around the cold Vyšehrad, though I was still not feeling well. We went to a restaurant for dinner tha