This year our Central Europe Discovery Trip took us to 5 incredible cities: Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Salzburg, and Vienna. Although our departure flight was delayed in Toronto, it did not dampen our spirits. Our first stop was Prague, Czech Republic, where we experienced what this beautiful city had to offer, including Prague Castle and its outstanding architecture. We also got to taste delicious trdelnik (a special type of cake on a stick) which we couldn’t get enough of. Another highlight in Prague was our boat cruise which included a delicious buffet lunch. Our next stop was Bratislava, Slovakia and although not as big as Prague, this city certainly did not disappoint. Bratislava offered many outstanding museums and our students enjoyed purchasing a few souvenirs. Highlights of Slovakia included Bratislava Castle and the UFO Tower. Our next stop was Budapest, Hungary and although the weather did not cooperate with us, this city certainly impressed! We visited the Buda Castle and the Hungarian Parliament Building which left us all in awe; these are both incredibly beautiful structures, inside and out. Our fourth stop was Salzburg, Austria and despite the cold weather, Mozart’s birthplace was unforgettable. Here we visited Mozart’s birth house and the house he grew up in, which are now museums. We also attended an outstanding classical music concert, and made a stop at the Salzburg Castle. The final leg of our trip was Vienna, the capital city of Austria. The weather improved greatly and this certainly made our stay in this city more enjoyable. Here we attended a very interesting performance of Othello in the State Opera House and we had a memorable day in Prater Park thanks to Hudson grad Bernie, who lives in Vienna. Thank you Bernie for providing us with an extensive and very knowledgeable tour. From Prague to Vienna, our Central Europe Discovery Trip gave all our students an experience not soon forgotten. Thank you Central Europe for an extraordinary trip!