• Poland
  • My Favourite Moments Visiting Krakow, Poland

    Krakow Old Town Streets

    Arguably Poland’s most popular tourist destination, visiting Krakow is a dreamland for those who love historic old towns and exploring local culture. Given how much praise I had heard for it beforehand, I arrived to the city in Poland’s south cautiously optimistic. Overhyping a destination can lead to unrealistic expectations, so I try not to […]

  • Europe
  • The Quaint Mining Town of Røros, Norway

    Røros Town

    Norway is very much a country known for its coast and with good reason. One word – fjords. When I was planning my trip to Norway back in 2014, I realised that every single place I had planned was on the country’s coast. Adamant that I should try to see what the country’s interior was […]

  • Belgium
  • Elsewhere: Lively and Lovely Leuven, Belgium

    Grote Markt Leuven

    How the city of Leuven isn’t a bigger deal in Belgium is beyond me. This small city in the region of Flanders is simply full to the brim with stellar attractions that I think can stand toe-to-toe with Belgium’s best. Leuven flaunts a distinctive UNESCO site, one of the most remarkable libraries I’ve visited and a […]

  • Italy
  • A Day Trip Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy

    Rooftops of Assisi, Umbria

    If it weren’t for one man, the story of the small Italian town of Assisi would be vastly different. The town would have been relegated to the still prestigious ranks of being yet another awfully scenic hilltop town. But this is not the case and it’s all thanks to the pious St. Francis of Assisi. As […]

  • Malta
  • Tales, Legends and Folklore of Malta

    Ruins of Ggantija, Folklore of Malta

    Before I start sharing posts on all the different destinations you can visit on the islands of Malta, I thought I’d first pass on some tales and legends that I came across during my month exploring Malta. Sitting at a crossroads in the Mediterranean, Malta lies both between Italy and Africa, but also the Middle […]

  • Croatia
  • A Peaceful Day Trip to Trogir from Split, Croatia

    Trogir View

    It’s hard to go past a visit to the coastal city of Split on a trip to Croatia. Not only a beautiful city in its own right with the remarkable UNESCO world heritage site of Diocletians Palace, it is also a popular starting point for sailing trips on the Adriatic Sea. But on top of […]

  • Estonia
  • 6 Tips for Visiting Tallinn, Estonia

    Tallinn City View

    I wasn’t particularly sure how to best share the city of Tallinn with you. As the capital of Estonia and its major tourist destination, if you’re heading to Estonia there’s a good chance you’re going there. Unlike my previous entries on Estonia, if you like European travel there’s a fair chance you’ve actually heard of […]

  • Latvia
  • 11 Essential Things to Do in Riga, Latvia

    Riga Old Town

    The Baltic States were always somewhere I’d been curious to visit and in August of this year I thankfully had the chance to do so. My first stop was to be Riga, the capital of Latvia and I was pretty excited. My arrival may not have been met with the greatest of weather but I […]

  • Europe
  • Remarkable Roman Ruins Outside Italy

    Heraclea Amphitheatre, Roman Ruins

    As someone who has considerable interest in history, I always like to learn about the past of places I’m visiting. This is likely clear in many of my posts, often fixating on historical landmarks and such. In the last year or so, I’ve been surprised to notice a common thread through many of the places […]

  • Macedonia
  • 9 Things to Do in Ohrid, the Jewel of Macedonia

    Ohrid View

    When it comes to tourist hotspots in the Republic of Macedonia, it’s hard to go past the majestic Lake Ohrid. This vast lake lies in the southwestern corner of the country on the border with Albania. As a landlocked country, Lake Ohrid is the closest Macedonia comes to having a seaside. It’s for this reason […]