We’ve been planning to write a comprehensive seasonal hiking guide to Central (or Eastern?) Europe since ages. We live here, we hike here A LOT! So let’s see the best hikes to do in early spring first.
When you think of Ireland, you think of rolling green hills and stone castles (maybe Guinness, too). And you’re right to do so since Ireland is home to more than 30000 castles and castle ruins! But which ones should you visit if you only spend a week or two in the country?
Once upon a time we decided to visit all the Hungarian national parks and tell you why you should visit them, too. Well, the project is still in progress, but we share the news with you from time to time. This time we show you Danube-Drava National Park that we visited last spring.
We knew that the Wild Atlantic Way and its coastal hikes will be a highlight of our Irish road trip. Because we love pretty coastal drives and hikes! What we didn’t expect is that we were spoiled with memorable birdwatching moments on this road trip, as well. In case you doubt birdwatching is an exciting activity, just google for “puffin” or “razorbill”. And in case you’re eager to do some birdwatching in Ireland, we’re sharing the best places we found.
Hungary is our home. We’ve grown up here and visited a lot of places in our country as kids, with our school or our family. We still travel a lot in Hungary. We like exploring historical towns, museums and castles, or hiking in the hills and mountains. They are all perfect weekend getaways for us from Budapest. And they can be so pretty! We collected here some of the most wonderful scenes from our travels in Hungary – outside of Budapest this time.
So we started to write a hiking guide to Central Europe. Or Eastern Europe? That’s exactly where we stopped. We planned to write this guide about hiking in Hungary – where we live – and the nearby countries. And we started thinking about how to call them: Central or Eastern European countries?
Ireland’s Atlantic coast impressed us with scenic drives and scenic hikes! Those alone would have been enough for us to fall in love with this country. And they were enough for us to love it in spite of the weather that made us scream for a sunny Mediterranean beach sometimes. So let us show you the best coastal hikes we found in Ireland – all with amazing panorama and lots of grazing sheep in front of the beautiful backdrop.
Transylvania is the land of legends. The land of mountains and pine forests, too. Long hikes, unspoilt landscapes, flocks and shepherds. But this time we’d like to show you some adorable short hikes that’ll make you fall in love and tempt for more.
Ireland is also called the Emerald Island due to its lush green countryside. And that is thanks to the frequent rains. But frequent rains mean something else, too: beautiful waterfalls! As we drove around the island, we found lots of pretty waterfalls in addition to the breathtaking coastal hikes, lakes and ancient ruins. So let us show you our favorite waterfalls in both Ireland and Northern Ireland.