11 Takayama, Japan
This was my favorite city on our honeymoon. It is a historical preserved city (I think it's a Unseco world heritage site).
We stayed in a traditional Japanese guest house called a ryokan, the first picture is day time and the second is when they make up it for sleeping:
Yup, that's you sleeping on the floor on the tatami mats. It was better then it sounds. We had a great time there!
There was a cool cemetery there too:
The Japanese bury their dead straight up and down, unlike us.
We also checked out one of the old sake breweries in Japan:
Yes, we brought some home!
Also, had one of the best dinners ever. Local beef, each region of Japan has their own, but the rest of the world has usually only heard of Kobe beef. It was amazing. 20 Brno, Czech Republic
Brno wasn't originally on our iteniary, but we had just gotten engaged and Budapest wasn't as awesome as we were hoping so we changed our plans and headed to the second largest city in the Czech Republic.
We headed up these stairs:
To take this view:
And yes, my husband has height issues.
Then we walked uphill the entire time at the zoo, but saw this polar bear who kept falling backwards in the water, it was pretty funny. I think I have video of it too.
And we checked out a castle outside of town: