1. Once you’ve seen one castle, you’ve seen them all.
Lednice Castle (top) and Červená Lhota (bottom) in the Czech Republic are just over a one-hour drive away from each other.
2. The locals are too serious.
The traditional Masopust Carnival, popular in Moravia in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, where it is known as Fasinek.
3. Old and new architecture doesn’t work together.
The City of Dresden, Germany, where old and new comfortably sit side by side.
4. There’s nowhere quiet to sit down, have a coffee and enjoy a good book.
Chilling out in the main square in Bratislava, Slovakia.
5. The houses are as dull as the weather.
Colorful houses in the town of Telč in the Czech Republic.
6. There’s too much graffiti.
Graffiti house in East Berlin
7. All the villages look alike.
The village of Zdiar, Slovakia – the gateway to the Tatra Mountains
The traditional Village of Hallstatt, Austria
8. There’s only one Disneyland.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
9. The countryside looks a bit flat.
Bastei Bridge in Saxon Switzerland National Park, Germany
10. There’s nothing that has that wow factor.
The Moravian Karst in the Czech Republic