Monthly Recap: December 2018

We’ve just arrived home from a sparkling, freezing (and occasionally stormy) winter wonderland! And December is the time for Christmas, Christmas markets, lots of chocolate and delicious home-cooked meals, and all things good. It was a great month.


Lake Poprad, High Tatras, Slovakia

Winter hiking in Slovakia. We’ve spent a lot of time hiking in the beautiful mountains of Slovakia in the past years, but we’ve never been in winter – until now. And we love it! Though we definitely prefer hot to cold, the only thing that makes winter good is snow. Frozen waterfalls, thick white blanket of snow, white peaks sparkling in the sun – those were the highlights of that 4 days we spent in the Tatras and Fatras of Slovakia at the end of December. You can be sure to read a detailed post about it soon. 😉

December 2018: Winter in Gödöllő, Hungary

Visiting the Royal Palace of Gödöllő after the first snowfall. We had the first snowfall in Hungary in December! This hasn’t happened for years. A castle with a lovely little Christmas market in its park was a magical place to enjoy all the nice, white scenes.

December 2018: Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava. We visited Slovakia’s capital the second time this December. We went to see the Christmas markets, but what we really liked was the street art and the architecture. Bratislava is a much more beautiful city than what we remember from our first visit 3 years ago. Conclusion: it’s worth revisiting places we already know. (I’d like to know though how we will visit EVERY place in the world if we keep going back to the ones we’ve already been to. 😀 ) We also updated our Bratislava sightseeing guide, check it out here!

Destinations visited

December 2018: Bratislava, Slovakia

Budapest, Hungary
Gödöllő, Hungary
Szeged, Hungary
Bratislava, Slovakia
High & Low Tatras, Slovakia
Little Fatra, Slovakia

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Šútovo Waterfall, Little Fatra, Slovakia

Our Best Photos Of 2018. The traditional collection of our best shots from the past year. We have a specific collection of animal photos as a change!

Our Best Travel Moments Of 2018. Another traditional yearly post that we like writing so much! It was an eventful, wonderful year again. And we have lots of plans for the upcoming one.

Székesfehérvár: A Royal City And An Unreal Castle In Hungary. Explore Hungary beyond Budapest! Here’s a real gem that makes for a pretty day trip from the capital: the ancient city of Székesfehérvár and Bory Castle.

Our 6 Favorite Urban Parks – From 6 Years Of Travelling. We show you 6 very cool and unique urban parks from 3 continents.

20 Pictures To Make You Want To Visit Vienna Now. Our favorite shots of one of our favorite cities in the world.

Coming up in January

High Tatras, Slovakia

No specific trips planned for January. But we need time to plan our upcoming trips in February, March, April and May, anyway. 😀

How was your December? What are your plans for the next month?

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By Beata Urmos

Bea is the co-founder of Our Wanders. She’s the writer and the trip organizer, and she’d love to help you plan your own amazing trips! She likes hiking, good novels and chocolate, as well. Her motto is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” (John A. Shedd)

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