• Elsewheres
  • Elsewhere: Białystok, Poland

    Branicki Palace, Białystok

    When trying to figure out how to get between Lithuania and Poland, I came across the option to travel to the city of Białystok in far eastern Poland. Honestly, Białystok hadn’t been on my radar at all before that, but it seemed like a convenient stop to break up the long journey to Warsaw. What […]

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  • Elsewhere: Little Tobacco in Prilep, Republic of Macedonia

    Marko's Fortress Prilep, Visiting Macedonia

    Small city surrounded by the rugged mountains of Macedonia, home to the nation’s tobacco industry and a mix of city and village life. The modest Republic of Macedonia is not known for many big name tourist destinations. This meant I had to be creative with my itinerary when visiting the country in July. Gladly, I decided on making […]

  • Elsewheres
  • Elsewhere: Visby, Sweden

    Walled island town in the Baltic Sea home to Viking treasure hoards and fascinating tales of pirates, knights and plagues. I’m not sure what motivated me to decide on journeying to Visby when I was travelling through Scandinavia in 2014. I was going to be heading from Stockholm to Gothenburg and Visby is most certainly not […]

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  • Elsewhere: The Enchanting Seaside of Aveiro, Portugal

    Aveiro

    Boat rides down canals past traditional tiled houses, a stones throw from the beach in this little seaside city known as the “Portuguese Venice”. Aveiro, once a small fishing town, is now an emerging tourist destination for Portugal. Located south of Porto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast, Aveiro is a petite port city known for its production of salt and seaweed. […]

  • Czech Republic
  • Elsewhere: Olomouc, Czech Republic

    Olomouc Town Hall

    Quiet Czech walled city with a love of churches and fountains that boasts surprising depth. When people visit the Czech Republic it’s almost guaranteed that their destination is Prague and with good reason. Prague is a grand and vibrant city full of iconic spots. If people go further afield they might visit Cesky Krumlov, a […]