General information: About 20 minutes by train from Berlin, there is Potsdam, a German city not so well known, but beautiful. It has about 200,000 inhabitants and is a very quiet, orderly and safe city.
Where to eat?
Well, the city is full of places to eat or just have a drink. Cafes, restaurants, bars, there is everything in Potsdam, you can choose.
How to move around the city?
There are trams and buses that will take you everywhere, I went practically to the last station, to also know the surroundings. So, public transport is really good, you can visit every corner of the city. And, if you want, you can also make a tour by bike, it’s a small town.
General information: Vienna is the capital of Austria, with 2 million inhabitants. (2.5 with surroundings) It’s a multicultural city, where hundreds of thousands of people from other countries come to work. The official currency is the euro, which is used in a big part of the European Union. The city is definitely prepared to receive tourists, so you will feel very comfortable. The official language is German, but most of the people speak English.
Where to eat?
You definitely have to eat the Vienna steak and a Sacher cake for dessert. It’s the most famous of the Austrian gastronomy and yes, it’s expensive, but it’s worth it. I ate Sacher cake in the café Aida and it was great, with a wonderful view also. And the rest of the food is also expensive, it doesn’t even depend so much on whether you are in the center or not, it’s still expensive. The most recommendable, if you don’t have money, is to buy salads and things like that in the supermarket.
General information: The country, which in Hungarian is called Magyarország, has around 10 million inhabitants. The country is very homogenous, with a very small percentage of foreigners, which actually is quite usual for Eastern Europe, where it collides with Western Europe, which is all the opposite. But, the city of Pecs, with 150,000 inhabitants, chosen in 2010 as the European capital of culture, was the meeting point of three cultures: Christian, Jewish and Muslim. That is why we can say that Pecs, located in the south of the country, is a peculiar city in Hungary, with its cultural richness. The official currency in the whole country is the forint, so you have to be prepared. But, of course you can pay in lot of places with credit/debit card.
Where to eat and go out?
You can eat in any restaurant, Hungarians give very big portions, so you ask portion for 3 people, and 7 can eat. The food is pretty good, they eat a lot of meat, but they still have a lot of bakeries where you can buy something for breakfast or just a snack. The food is cheap, so without any fear you can have lunch or dinner at a restaurant. To go out, I recommend pubs. There are several, and all are in the center, which is small, so you can go everywhere on foot. The atmosphere is quite good, you can see that it’s a student city.