Hungary

Went to Hungary with my father in 1997, as part of a 12 day GATE 1 tour through Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary, and also visited this lovely city in 2009 with my MBA classmates from the University of Tennessee.

Dad and me in 1997 from high up on Fisherman’s Bastion overlooking Budapest, Hungary

“The historic capital of Hungary was formerly two cities, Buda and Pest, divided by the Danube River. Budapest abounds in architectural diversity: from ancient Roman structures, streets of the Middle Ages, monuments from Turkish times, and Renaissance masterpieces. Drive via motorcoach over some of the elegant bridges over the Danube and then to the Parliament building, and the Royal Palace. Drive on the People’s Republic Avenue and visit the magnificent Castle District in Buda. Take in the wonderful view across the Danube from high up on Fisherman’s Bastion, see St. Mathia’s Coronation Church (13th Century) and stop at the Heroes’ Square and Gellert Hill.”

Fisherman’s Bastion looking towards the Danube in Budapest

Denmark

                                                     Cruise visiting Denmark in 1992 Have visited Denmark twice, once on a cruise through the region in 1992, and again in 2010 doing some business consulting for startups. This is a gem of a country! Established in the...

Lithuania

The highlight of my time in Lithuania was visiting the Hill of Crosses Vincas Kudirka Square Took a trip organized by MIR Travel (2015) which started out in Moldova, then to Ukraine, on to Belarus, Lithuania, and ended in Latvia. The highlight of my time in Lithuania...

Moldova

Cleaning up the parks and streets in Moldova for Independence celebration! Took a trip organized by MIR Travel which started out in Moldova, then to Ukraine, on to Belarus, Lithuania, and ended in Latvia. The capital of Moldova is Chișinău. Moldova declared its...