Anne and I head pretty much as far north as is possible without being a polar explorer in search of polar bears! A wonderful week exploring Svalbard on a Wild-Eye photographic expedition on board the M/S Stockholm.
Blogged by Dave Slovenia has been a place I’ve wanted to visit for a long time, but it has always been a little too difficult to manage, either in terms of getting a visa or finding an easy flight or train into the country. Fortunately it is now a Schengen country, which sorts out the…… Continue reading Highs and lows in Slovenia
Blogged by Anne From the high Tatras, we were on our way to Tokaj in Hungary. There is actually quite a convenient train route from Poprad to Tokaj, but the trains only connect properly if you leave at 6am or 6pm so we decided to make a day trip out of it by stopping in…… Continue reading We took a train to Hungary and what happened next will BLOW YOUR MIND!!!
Blogged by Dave We caught a short early morning flight from Vilnius to Warsaw in Poland, as opposed to a 7 hour bus – our only flight to get from one place to the next, but one that we felt was worth the saved time. We only decided to spend some time in Warsaw at…… Continue reading If it’s Friday, this must be Poland
Blogged by Anne From Riga, we jumped onto a 5 hour bus to the Lithuanian town of Klaipeda. We were only there to catch a ferry, but there was a massive (possibly naval themed) festival on when we arrived and so we stopped to sample the local sausage and beer as well as a…… Continue reading Battle of the Baltics: Round 3 – Lithuania
Blogged by Dave For our trip through Eastern Europe we knew we would only have a fairly short time in each country and so we’ve tried to identify two or three places in each country that allow us to see a bit of both the city life and the country life. Ideally each place should…… Continue reading Battle of the Baltics: Round 2 – Latvia
Blogged by Anne We chose our destination for this part of our travels by a process of elimination, looking for somewhere: reasonably affordable unaffected by the Rio Olympics doable in the 5 weeks we have available with no additional visa requirements Thankfully we have longish Schengen visas so we booked a flight into Helsinki and…… Continue reading Battle of the Baltics: Round 1 – Estonia