Joe, Warren and I have travelled to Europe before. We were there in 2001 and visted Austria, Eger and of course, Budapest. My partner Joe, was born in Ivanc near the Austrian border in 1950 and immigrated to Canada in 1956 during the Hungarian uprising against the Russian occupation. Joe has become our translator/interpreter on our European trips. He is also a very good companion for these excursions.
Our trip in 2004 was very memorable and we travelled to Romania for the first time. The area in particular is known as Transyvania. It belonged to Hungary at one time but was lost to Romania in the first world war. The area is in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. It is very beautiful because of this backdrop. Some of the photos that I will publish will show this.
We also travelled to The Netherlands as the last leg of our trip. We spent three days on one of the most famous and lovely canals, the Herrengracht. More pictures of Romania, Budapest and Amsterdam to come. Stay tuned.