• Lithuania
  • The Diabolical Devil Museum of Kaunas, Lithuania

    Devil's Head, Devil Museum

    It’s fair to say that there are two types of museums: the ordinary, run-of-the-mill museums, and the strange, obscure museums. The Devil Museum in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas is most definitely the latter. Scrolling through the list of things to do in Kaunas, the Devil Museum understandably caught my eye and captured my curiosity. I […]

  • Lithuania
  • Sorry Vilnius, But I Didn’t Get You

    Vilnius River View

    Before I start, let me say that it’s not that I didn’t like my first visit to Lithuania’s capital. It’s very much an interesting city, with plenty of historical attractions and quite a youthful atmosphere. With that said, I struggled to get my head around it. As a European city, it didn’t make a whole […]

  • Latvia
  • 9 Things to Know Before Visiting Latvia

    Kuldiga Town

    Admittedly, I knew very little about the Baltic country of Latvia before finally deciding to visit that part of Europe last July. I knew where it was on a map and that my primary school music teacher was from there. Basic research confirmed what I already knew – I should visit Riga. But as is […]

  • Romania
  • 11 Sights to See in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

    View of Cluj-Napoca

    Looking back at my posts from Romania, I realised that I only ever shared a post on places to eat from the Transylvanian city of Cluj-Napoca. That’s a pity, as the cosmopolitan Cluj was probably my favourite big city stop during my Romanian travels. Found in the country’s northwest, it is considered the unofficial capital of Transylvania […]

  • Lithuania
  • Climbing the Dunes of Lithuania’s Curonian Spit

    Parnidis Dune Curonian Spit

    Given that my last stop in Latvia was on the country’s southern stretch of coast, it made sense to stick to the Baltic coast for my first stop in Lithuania. This worked out well, as I had remembered reading an inflight magazine that talked about an interesting destination on Lithuania’s coast, the Curonian Spit. The Curonian […]

  • Talking Travel
  • The Art of the Day Trip

    Day Trip to Portofino

    In just my first 9 days visiting Belgium, I managed 5 day trips to surrounding cities and towns from the city of Ghent. By the end, I was pretty exhausted by the idea of it. It was just too much. Usually I’m pretty fond of heading out for the day to explore somewhere new nearby and […]

  • Poland
  • Photo Series: The Magnificent City of Gdansk

    Golden Long Lane, Gdansk

    One of my standout favourite destinations from my visit to Poland was the magnificent city of Gdansk. This port city on Poland’s northern Baltic coast is home to some incredible architecture and waterfront scenes. Once known as the german city of Danzig, the city’s storied past is reflected in its magnificent sights. Despite the considerable […]

  • Talking Travel
  • 100th Post: Popular and Favourite Posts and Photos

    100th Post

    Wow, can’t believe I’m already at my 100th post! It’s been a lot of fun writing the 99 that have come before and I hope that it’s been to fun to read them. Thanks as always for coming to my blog and reading my incoherent ramblings. Since I didn’t do something for my 1 year blogaversary, […]

  • Latvia
  • Exploring the War Remnants of Karosta, Latvia

    Northern Fort, Karosta

    Walking out of the city of Liepāja on Latvia’s southern coast one morning, I couldn’t have guessed where I would end up later that day. After spending the previous day exploring Liepāja, I had decided to venture north of the canal and visit the neighbourhood of Karosta. Armed only with a brochure that I had gotten from […]

  • Czech Republic
  • Elsewhere in the Czech Republic: Beyond Prague

    Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

    Since there was such a great response to my previous look at other destinations in Slovenia beyond Ljubljana and Bled, I thought I would continue on this time with a look this time at the Czech Republic, or Czechia as it is increasingly being known as. I’ve visited various parts of the country several times now, […]

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