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Top Picks of Scotland
 

Top Picks of Scotland

My Top Five of Scotland It has been a little while since my last top picks entry (Finland), so here is an overdue entry of my top five picks of Scotland!...
Couchsurfing our way through Slovakia
 

Couchsurfing our way through Slovakia

After a spectacular New Year’s in Banská Bystrica, we set off on a whirlwind, couchsurfing adventure through Slovakia. Our goal was to spend about a week making our way over to...
Tallinn, a City of Medieval Enchantment
 

Tallinn, a City of Medieval Enchantment

What could be more enchanting than a skyline of medieval buildings, cathedrals, stone walls, and spiralling towers? Tallinn is an amazing blend of medieval history and young, party vibe. Nathanael and I...
The Holy Mosaic of Sarajevo
 

The Holy Mosaic of Sarajevo

Our first stop in Bosnia was, of course, Sarajevo. Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and we had been fortunate enough to find a workaway host with the...
Makvärket, a Cultural and Environmental Collective
 

Makvärket, a Cultural and Environmental Collective

              It was a beautiful afternoon when we stepped off the train from Copenhagen, arriving in the tiny village of Knabstrup. We asked several...
All Roads Lead to Rome
 

All Roads Lead to Rome

Throughout our European travels we have found evidence of the greatness of the Roman Empire; from Hadrian’s Wall in the misty isles of Britain as far as Ephesus on the Aegean shores of Turkey. Every...
Cluj-Napoca, the Heart of Transylvania
 

Cluj-Napoca, the Heart of Transylvania

We had finally arrived in fascinating land of Transylvania, Romania. We had been eager to visit for quite some time, even more so after speaking with Gabor, a big fan of...
Split City and the Emperor’s Palace
 

Split City and the Emperor’s Palace

The city of Split is filled with time-worn wonders, but where most monuments have been left uninhabited, this 2400 year-old colony is still fully-functional and bursting with energy. The stronghold of Emperor Diocletian has been...
The Path of Cúchulainn
 

The Path of Cúchulainn

              A long time ago, sometime between about 600 and 150 BC, the Celtic people travelled across the sea from western Europe and invaded Ireland....
My Favourite Spots in England!
 

My Favourite Spots in England!

My Top Five of England I knew that we would be spending more time in England with my brother so I decided to postpone judging my favourite spots in England, and...
Free Walking Tours in Sofia
 

Free Walking Tours in Sofia

  All roads in Bulgaria lead to Sofia, the capital city, so we were bound to cross paths eventually. As it turned out a friend of ours, whom we met in...
A Seaside Dream in Piran
 

A Seaside Dream in Piran

Hugging Slovenia’s miniature coastline, wedged between the borders of Croatia and Italy, sun bathes the seaside town of Piran. Glittering at the tip of a green peninsula, this Venetian village is a gem on...
Green Building in Solbacka Village
 

Green Building in Solbacka Village

            Deep within the Finnish wilderness, there is a secret valley. The valley is surrounded by a thriving, untouched wilderness and a magnificent forest of...
The Mountain Fortress of Belogradchik
 

The Mountain Fortress of Belogradchik

      Ashleigh and I swung back and forth in unison as we wound up the snaking road to the top of Belogradchik, a small village resting on the side of...
Five Reasons I Loved Ukraine
 

Five Reasons I Loved Ukraine

My Top Five of Ukraine Our time in Ukraine was an eye-opening experience. We met some wonderful people who invited us to see Ukraine from their point of view and I...
Florence, Cradle of the Italian Renaissance
 

Florence, Cradle of the Italian Renaissance

Between the beautiful architecture and delicious wines (just outside the city you will find the Chianti wine region) tourism has become the major driver of the Florentine economy. Florence, or...
Scandinavian Food, a Smörgåsbord!
 

Scandinavian Food, a Smörgåsbord!

A few people have been asking me about what kinds of Scandinavian food we’ve been having so far, so I wanted to take a second to tell you all a...
Where the Shetland Ponies Play
 

Where the Shetland Ponies Play

We rolled and rocked over the North Sea; we were bound for Lerwick, capital of the Shetland islands. Some days the sea is too rough and the ferries won’t run,...
A Tasty Tour of the United Kingdom!
 

A Tasty Tour of the United Kingdom!

What are we eating in… the United Kingdom! So this is quite a long time coming, but I’ve finally gotten around to making a sequel to a fun post I made...
The Grand Canals of Venice
 

The Grand Canals of Venice

Ahhh Venice… a labyrinth of stunning architecture and alluring attractions, riddled with canals and trampled by 20 million tourists each year. Everybody wants to come to Venice and realize that romantic image of Italy we...
The Climb to Arthur’s Seat
 

The Climb to Arthur’s Seat

The next stop in our journey was a country I had been dreaming of seeing my whole life… Scotland! The rolling hills, the bagpipes, the Irn Bru, the haggis! And...
Plitvice Lakes National Park
 

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Because we’re a bit silly, we decided to abandon Italy for the time being, go BACK into Croatia and visit a God’s honest paradise–Plitvice Lakes. Nestled in a valley between densely-forested mountains is a stairway of...
Five Things I Loved in Montenegro
 

Five Things I Loved in Montenegro

My Top Five of Montenegro As I’m sure every visitor has said before, Montenegro is SO beautiful. I would go back again in a heartbeat. There’s something about the fact...
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
 

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

If you’re craving the ambience of a quintessential medieval town, look no further. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a vision straight from the pages of Grimm’s fairy tales. Enter through one of the six gateways...
The Idyllic City of Brașov
 

The Idyllic City of Brașov

The city of Brașov, with its medieval towers and Saxon architecture, surrounded by gorgeous mountains and ski slopes, stands out in my memory as being a idyllic place to live in...
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