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Prost to Our First Munich Oktoberfest!

Prost to Our First Munich Oktoberfest!

Last October, we spent one magical night celebrating the finale of Oktoberfest. We knew very little going into it, but managed to meet wonderful people who guided us through this amazing event. For anyone who’s interested in checking out this world famous celebration, here are some facts that we learned and tips we found helpful! A quick note for all of our Minster, Ohio family and friends – A) Munich lives up to everything you hope it will, B) Minster’s Oktoberfest…

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Kutna Hora & The Bone Chapel

Kutna Hora & The Bone Chapel

Kutna Hora is a village about a 45 minute train ride east of Prague. Listed as a UNESCO-World Heritage Site, this village may seem small but packs an immense amount of important history.The Tour PackageIn late September, we went on a tour with Discover Prague Tours, which took 5 hours start to finish and cost us a total of $62 USD (or 1400 CZK) for both of us. This price included all transportation and admissions into:The Sedlec Ossuary (Bone Chapel)Saint Barbara’s…

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Prague’s Best Attractions and Cuisine

Prague’s Best Attractions and Cuisine

Prague is one of those places we’d always heard about, but didn’t initially think to put it on our list of places to see. After spending 5 days in the city, we are glad we added it to our route, and it’s now one of the top places we recommend people to visit! We planned to explore the city as cheap as possible, which meant paid tours needed to be limited, and we wanted to eat at restaurants that weren’t going…

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Some Things to Know Before Visiting Prague

Some Things to Know Before Visiting Prague

On our tour of places we didn’t think we’d go, we found ourselves visiting Prague for 5 days! Prague is the most beautiful city – more beautiful than Paris, than Venice, than any major city we’ve ever seen! There is so much interesting history and awesome sites packed into this ancient city. Read below to see how we made the most of our time in Prague. A Bit of HistoryCzech Republic, as it is now known, is a fairly new…

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Berlin

Berlin

Schönen Tag! We spent 5 days in Berlin (which was not originally on our agenda) and we’re so glad we made it! We quickly learned Berlin is not a proper representation of Germany, rather a proudly unique, innovative and creative city. After a sleepless 9 hour red-eye Flixbus ride from Groningen (woof), we arrived in Berlin dazed and in desperate need of crashing. We recharged just in time for a going away party that night for our friend Paul, who became…

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Our Amsterdam Adventure

Our Amsterdam Adventure

We have been incredibly fortunate to experience Amsterdam with our friend and personal tour guide, Daphne. Naturally, we still had our share of “obviously tourist” moments like setting off motorbike alarms, heading down one-ways the wrong way and butchering translations and common pronunciations… I guess I should say that was just me.  Tessa has a leg up after living in Belgium and Curaçao.  A couple of things we wouldn’t have experienced without the help of Daphne and her sister, Mandy.Weekend…

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3 Days in Belgium

3 Days in Belgium

Last week we were able to spend a couple days roadtripping. A friend let us borrow her car, so we took full advantage of trying to see as much as we could in a 5 days. We explored some of the Netherlands, but spent a good chunk of the week in Belgium.First Stop, AntwerpAfter a quick stop in Rotterdam and a lunch date with some friends in ‘s Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, we drove south to Antwerp. This was such…

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