Australia and Oceania, Asia, Europe · 29 Days · 120 Moments · May 2017

Lana's tour through Europe 2017


10 June 2017

Arrived at KL for 2 he layover then HOME :-)

9 June 2017

Amsterdam airport about to board flight to KL
Zagreb airport for our long trip home

8 June 2017

Dinner at Vinodol - very nice (almond crusted trout) and another great Pošip wine
Plitvice Lakes hike

7 June 2017

Dinner at batak grill & beer -
Tesla bar having a beer and a hendrix for Pete
Arrived, dropped bag and in pub next door with 5mins

6 June 2017

Canton Paulina - best burger in town
Crepes and coffee at Stari Plac....the best crepe place on the island
Where we stayed in split

5 June 2017

Apartment we are staying in in split
At the island with monetary - no nudists allowed (no FKK) and no bikinis
Boat cruise....first stop 100m from shore for Grappa :)
Better coffee to go here
Coffee at Servantes...best coffee on the island apparently. But no breakfast??

4 June 2017

Dinner at filippi where we had the local wine called pošip. We had the Marco Polo one which was full bodied white and really nice. For dinner I had a squid salad then a triple dessert :-)
Massing bar (cable bar) cocktails in a turret ;-)
Old town
About to board the boat to Korcula
Coffee at hotel more on waterfront

3 June 2017

Dinner at Konoba Ribar which apparently means fish tavern....we ordered chicken and beef.....oops ;-)
Canoe trip with Dubrovnik local tours (sunset tour). Currently at pigeon cave in lokrum osland

2 June 2017

Some square
Some building
Dinner at Lokanda Peskarija- seafood risotto
City wAlls
Cave bar for a beer
We have arrived in croatia

1 June 2017

On boat at Bari about to leave...only an hour and 45 late :-)
Pizza at pizzeria pPellegrinoe
Canoly at sfogliate galde- the best Connolly in Naples....but in a dodgy area
Underground tour dante
Pompeii ruins

31 May 2017

Where we stayed in Pompeii

30 May 2017

Spanish sreps
Obelisk somewhere
Spike ????
Ice cream - gioletti - even the Vatican guys come here the ice cream is so good. Best gelitisimo in Italy!!
Dinner at Antica Hostaria Piccola Roma- chicken with tomato sauce and peppers
Square with street performers
Birra at antica taverna
Castle sant' angelo
Lunch at The top of St Pedro's cathedral
Vatican

29 May 2017

Dinner - spaccio pasta
Some square
Bastilica of saints Maria maggoire
Basilica - republic fountain
Stripe church
Fountains on all 4 corners
Not sure what
Palace
Trevi fountain
Temple Di loyola
Temple de adriano
Pantheon
Expresso Machhiato and chocolate hazelnut cake at caffe Doria - amazing cakes and coffee and service was sensational
Chariots of angels??
Lunch at Dol Robentino - lasagna
Roman
Colosseum
Church
Benedictions
Christosalvadore

28 May 2017

Dinner
Accom
Coffee at Milano station while we wait for train to Rome
2 hour slow ferry from Menaggio to Como. We could only get on a 2:30pm tour boat so this is the next best thing :-)

27 May 2017

Dance party in the square
Castle
Waterfalls - oddia
Went to Dervio. Had lunch at Cafe Gimoka

26 May 2017

Drinks at La Conca and free wifi of course ;-) lovely view across Lake Come
Menaggio youth hostel - where we are staying in Lake Como
Lunch at cava Tuvacciolo enoteca wine bar. Amazing cold cuts, cheese and wine...all local and cheap. Definitely recommend
Flight to Milano then train to Milano Central

25 May 2017

Drink on way back from bike riding
Castle
Olympic park
Huge beer garden in the English Gardens. Have to stop for a beer of course...oops they only sell 1 liter steins :-)
Surfing the canals in the English park
Stopper for morning tea i.e. beer in viktualien markt.
Had dinner yesterday at Augustiner Keller. Food was best we have had in Germany. Change location later.

24 May 2017

Mike"s bike tour. It was actually a public holiday in Munich so perfect day for a bike tour. Had Schlobhrauhaus Weizen (wheat beer) which is the world's number 1 wheat beer. It was actually quite creamy and nice...nothing like I expected

23 May 2017

Drinks at world famous hofbrauhaus
Lunch here at Munchens Kleinste Gaststatte
Steves Mumich tour

22 May 2017

Went to checkpoint Charlie as you really can't leave Berlin without a visit
Did 3:30 underground tunnels tour with Berliner Unterwelten. It was a sensational tour and well worth going on. Only 14 euro for a two hour tour
Did my own thing while the others went to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Walked around city and got lost in all the little alleys and backstreets and found some cute little cafes.

21 May 2017

Dinner - shared with Nic a lamb goulash with mushroom and bohemian dumplings and large mixed salad with fresh asparagus, vinaigrette and baguette. Drank Gasthaus Zur Rippe Pils (Lana), Wernesgruner Pils (Pete), Augustiner Brau (Kim), apfelsaftschorle (Nic) Best food in a while!!! Veltins (Lana), Pilsner Urquell (Pete)
Beer (Bayreuther Helles) at Bum paddenmirt
Beers (augustiner hell vom fab) at cumlaude
Breakfast at Quchnia - banana bread which was served with cream cheese and Nutella!!! Great expresso doppio macchiato.

20 May 2017

Believe it or not but we are having dinner in an Irish pub ;-) it is called "Bitte Ein bit" (one moment please). actually most other places that are close are closed so Irish it is - crap food
This is where we stayed in Berlin...Stefan was hilarious with great sense of humor
Lunch at Green Cafe Nero - food and coffee ok but girls are really ditzy behind counter and forgot a lot of our orders
Coffee at Galeria Wypieko - Coffee was usual weak coffee but as half the price, I didn't mind paying it. Kim had a pizza bread which was ok.

19 May 2017

Dinner at U Szwejka -
Beer time - rynek starego miasta medieval square with famous mermaid (ala naked lady)
Polar kultury (----'s penis) 30tj floor tower. Not worth the money
Staying at the Novotel in Warsaw
Coffee at Cafe Camelot which was actually really nice and even strongish

18 May 2017

M22 - great burgers
Mehocafe - beautiful garden oasis

17 May 2017

dinner at Morskie Oko - traditional Polish food hall but looked like tourist spot from outside. Great food, live music and great atmosphere even though it was 3 stories
castle
Ran into a party that was in traditional dress
zwiedzanie kosciola
Great coffee and brownies

16 May 2017

Salt mine tour - during 125 metres under ground

15 May 2017

Caught the bus to Zakopane then caught local bus to the Tatra Mountains to do the beautiful Morskie Oko hike. We walked all the way up but as we started late (1pm ish) we decided to catch the horse drawn cart back down to the bottom. Great hike and very pretty though we did discover that Pete was allergic to horses!! Got back into the city around 9:30pm

14 May 2017

Walked around the old Jewish ghetto (Kazimierz), went to a couple of their trendy bars and people watched
Walked around the main market square - cloth hall, St Mary's church, church of St. Adalbert & the town hall tower
Did the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum tour. The grand scale of it was daunting but tour could have been better as did not bring out or really make you feel what they went through. Tour out of Berlin was much better.

13 May 2017

Arrived in Kraków, and went to our airbnb apartment (unit 3, Slawkowska 19) to drop off our gear before heading out to explore and get a bite to eat
Had a 6 hour stopover in Amsterdam so decided to do Rick Steves' "City Walk" audio tour - https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/audio-tours/Amsterdam

12 May 2017

Transfer at Abu Dhabi
Left Sydney with Nic, Pete & Kim for our month long euro trip