Europe so easy to say, not so easy to understand! Just a bit ago there were only 44 countries in Europe. Then along came Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey! Now Europe has 51 countries. Maybe, it depends on how you count countries. There is a lot of culture and history to be found on this continent.
You better get busy exploring!
If you associate Mardi Gras with vibrant colors and outrageous costumes, you’d be right! Joining the party is music, dancing, parades, and a lot of eating and drinking. This is, after all, the culmination of Carnival! Where are the best places to celebrate? Let’s take a look.
St. Patrick’s Day in the United States is a celebration of “our version” of all things Irish. New York City has been celebrating the Irish Saint since 1762, years before the US was even the US! Chicago dyes the Chicago River emerald green. But you may wonder, do they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland?
These 9 irresistible holiday cookies, some of my favorites from all across Europe, are sure to bring up memories of Christmas markets, or perhaps your grandmother’s kitchen.
We start our visit to the Czech Republic by heading to the town of Pilzen about 45 miles west of Prague to visit Pilsner Urquell, the home of the first “pilsner” lager. Pilsner Urquell has been brewing the same recipe from this location since 1842.
Again we are up bright and early. But today we skip breakfast since we are off for our tasting tour of Budapest’s Great Market Hall “Nagy Vasarcsarnok” and more!