Eastern Europe 28 Days 2012

Day 1: Hong Kong

Final Call

Day 2: Doha

Day 3: Istanbul

Day 3: Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar

Day 4: When East meet West

This bridge connected two continents together, Asia and Europe. LHS is Europe while RHS is Asia. Just 10 mins you can shift from one continent to another.

Day 5: Bulgaria, Sofia

Snow mountain behind is Vitosha, highest ski resort of Bulgaria.

Day 6: Rila Monastery

Largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria

Day 7: Romania, Bucharest. 

City night walk.

Day 8: Fundatiunea Universitara Carol I

Hosting the Central University Library of Bucharest.

Day 9: Serbia, Belgrade

Sunrise view from the overnight train.

Day 10: Vračar, Belgrade

Cathedral of Saint Sava (Храм светог Саве) largest Orthodox church in the Balkans, also, one of the 10 largest church buildings in the world.

Day 11: Novi Sad, Beograd

Danube river.

Day 12: Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Located the geometric center of the triangular-shaped country middle.

Day 13: Marsala Tita, Sarajevo

11,541 empty red chairs arranged on the main street today April 6th, for symbolize 11,541 victims of the war which were killed during the Siege of Sarajevo. May God bless the dead and world peace forever.

Day 14: Zagreb, Croatia

Zagrebačka Katedrala, dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and to kings Saint Stephen and Saint Ladislaus.

Day 15: Karlovac County, Croatia

Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera, added to the UNESCO World Heritage register among the first natural sites worldwide.

Day 16: Postojna, Ljubljana

Postojnska jama, is a 20,570m long Karst cave system which is also the longest and largest one in Europe.

Day 17: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge in Slovenia's capital city; symbol of Ljubljana can be traced to the myth of Jason and the Argonauts.

Day 18: Budapest, Hungary

Halászbástya (Fisherman's Bastion), takes its name from the guild of fishermen that was responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls in the Middle Ages.

Day 19: Budapest, Hungary

Országház (Hungarian Parliament Building), a construction from the winning plan was started in 1885 and was inaugurated on the 1000th anniversary of the country in 1896, and completed in 1904.

Day 20: Bratislava, Slovakia. 

Bratislavský hrad is a massive rectangular building with four corner towers stands on a quite isolated rocky hill of the Little Carpathians directly above the Danube river in the middle of Bratislava.

Day 21: Považie, Western Slovakia

Trenčín Castle, its history goes back to the age of the Roman Empire and Roman legion at Laugaricio in 179 AD.

Day 22: Prague, Czech Republic. 

Municipal House is a major civic landmark, concert hall and important building in architectural & political history. It's the venue for Pražské jaro (Prague Spring) as well.

Day 23: Prague, Czech Republic. 

Pražský hrad is the biggest castle in the world at about 570m in length and an average of about 130m wide. Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have had their offices. Bridge beside is Karlův (Charles Bridge), a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river.

Day 24: Prague, Czech Republic

Don Giovanni is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and with an Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It was premiered by the Prague Italian opera at the Teatro di Praga on October 29, 1787. Czech rod marionettes are similar to Sicilian ones though they are more complex and its an important culture in the country.

Day 25: Vienna, Austria. 

Albertina is a museum in Vienna housing one of the largest and most important print rooms in the world. With approximately 65,000 drawings and approximately 1 million old master prints, including but not limited to modern graphic works, photographs and architectural drawings.

Day 26: Vienna, Austria

CATS is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. The London production ran for 21 years while Broadway ran for 18 years, both setting long-run records. Vienna is the first city in Europe launching this musical.

Day 27: Istanbul, Turkey 

Grand entryways and tall towers, or minarets, have long been and continue to be closely associated with mosques on the Arabian Peninsula. Mosques evolved significantly over the next 1,000 years, acquiring their now-distinctive features and adapting to cultures around the world.

Day 28: Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong