Hiking is often mistaken for a strenuous outdoor activity, requiring years of experience. Lavinia Patrascu believes that, even though climbing a mountain should never be taken lightly, the reality is that almost anyone can embark on a memorable journey towards an imposing mountain peak.
Getting a little bored and frustrated by the famous cities of Europe may be inconceivable at the start of an interrail adventure, but it can happen. John Guzdek gives you six attractive alternative destinations to shake up the Central European leg of your journey.
With the fall of the Soviet Union, Central Europe has opened up to Western tourists. Alongside the return of the old favourites, Communism has become a tourist attraction. John Guzdek provides a guide to the new Communist East.