Along the way we went from tropical conditions in Shanghai (25+ degrees) and Beijing (20+ degrees) to Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk where the temperatures dipped below freezing at night. Moscow was grey and cold as well . . . colder in the day than in Irkutsk and Mongolia but not as cold at night.
One Day in ViennaSo, on a whim, Geoff and I decided to go to Vienna for a day-trip (from Bratislava). We arrived in Vienna by train, and realised that we didn't have a clue where we were or what we were meant to do. But with some deductive reasoning, and a map we picked up along the way, this is what we saw. . .
So we found this nifty tool that would let us put in dates and a price limit, and it would tell us where we could go. So on the early May bank holiday weekend, we found ourselves in Bratislava.
Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia, which is part of what used to be Czechoslovakia.