Under a midnight sun

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.

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Highs and lows in Slovenia

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

Battle of the Baltics: Round 3 – Lithuania

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

Battle of the Baltics: Round 2 – Latvia

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

Battle of the Baltics: Round 1 – Estonia

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