The first crack in the Iron Curtain occurred not as the result of a massive explosion but after a friendly picnic in a remote corner of rural Hungary (2018 Day 38 Bratislava to Sopron)

Today's featured photo shows the Pan European Picnic Park near Sopron in north-western Hungary. You might not think it looking at the photo above but it was here that the first crack in the Iron Curtain occurred in 1989. On Sunday the 19th August 1989, a picnic was organised here by the Hungarian and Austrian … Continue reading The first crack in the Iron Curtain occurred not as the result of a massive explosion but after a friendly picnic in a remote corner of rural Hungary (2018 Day 38 Bratislava to Sopron)

Onto Slovakia, the small country that was the center of the world’s attention in March 2018 after the shocking murder of a local journalist (2018 Day 37 Vienna to Bratislava)

Today's featured photo shows a protest march attended by over 60,000 people on March 09th 2018 in the Slovakian capital city of Bratislava shortly after the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak. Jan and his girlfriend, Martina Kusnirova were shot dead at their home in Velka Maca, 60 km east of Bratislava on the evening of … Continue reading Onto Slovakia, the small country that was the center of the world’s attention in March 2018 after the shocking murder of a local journalist (2018 Day 37 Vienna to Bratislava)

2018 Tour de Travoy Menu : (Starter) London to Berlin, (Main course) Iron Curtain trail, (Dessert) Dolomites in Italy

The main aim of the 2018 Tour de Travoy is to cycle along the Iron Curtain which for most of the 20th Century formed a barrier between between Western and Eastern Europe. The term "Iron Curtain" was first popularized by the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a speech he delivered in the USA … Continue reading 2018 Tour de Travoy Menu : (Starter) London to Berlin, (Main course) Iron Curtain trail, (Dessert) Dolomites in Italy