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Photos: Swanning Around Stockholm

SWEDEN | Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Checking out old ships, walking through parks, and exploring castles in Stockholm
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Swanning Around Stockholm

FINLAND | Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | Views [682]

After another hearty breakfast I boarded the Viking Line Ferry for my ten hour trip to Stockholm. I decided to take the day ferry as the night ferry is ridiculously expensive at £180 (and you have to book a cabin quite far in advance) whereas ... Read more >

Tags: djurgarden, ferry, nordic museum, skeppsholmen, stockholm, vasa ship


Photos: Turku

FINLAND | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Avoiding the rain in Turku, where there is not a lot to do in town
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Traipsing Around Turku

FINLAND | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | Views [418]

I woke up to a cloud-heavy sky threatening to rain, which made it a perfect day for travelling to Turku, a quick 2 hour train ride on the other side of the country. Which was made more exciting by a clothing malfunction when my coke decided ... Read more >

Tags: castle, ferry, maritime museum, turku


Photos: Festivals and Fortresses

FINLAND | Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Exploring Helsinki & enjoying some festival entertainment as the Samba Festival and Helsinki Day kept me entertained
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Festivals and Fortresses in Helsinki

FINLAND | Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | Views [613]

After managing to turn off my alarm in my sleep I had to rush down to the 7am ferry for Helsinki. Luckily I made it with time to spare and, after sitting outside while we left, I soon had to shelter from the cold wind and smokers on the deck ... Read more >

Tags: festivals, fortress, helsinki, olympic stadium, samba, seurasaari island, suomenlinna


Photos: Two days in Tallin

ESTONIA | Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Exploring Tallin before catching the ferry from Estonia to Finland
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Two Days in Tallin

ESTONIA | Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | Views [290]

A new day and a new country. I caught an 8am bus to Estonia and arrived in Tallin around 12:30pm. Gidic Backpackers is an Australian owned hostel in an 1881 restored building and has a nice laid-back feel inside despite the dilapidated outside ... Read more >

Tags: fat margaret, ferry, tallin, toompea


Photos: Rocking Riga

LATVIA | Sunday, 5 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Amazing food, friendly locals and a beautiful town. Riga has a reputation as the "stag do" city of Latvia - don't let that put you off visiting this amazingly hospitable town with it's outdoor summer lifestyle.
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Rocking Riga

LATVIA | Sunday, 5 Jun 2011 | Views [355]

The four hour bus trip from Vilnius to Riga passed relatively quickly and before long I was in Latvia. The local currency, the Lat, is surprisingly strong – on a par with the British pound, but things cost about half what they do in the UK (beer ... Read more >

Tags: beer garden, buffet, jigulda, krimulda, riga, russian quarter, walking sticks


Photos: Summer in Vilnius

LITHUANIA | Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

A few hot sunny days in the lovely city of Vilnius and exploring the town of Trakai and it's fairytale castle on the lake
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Summer in Vilnius

LITHUANIA | Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | Views [374]

The bus trip itself was fine, except for the horrible chemical toilet smell that permeated through the interior, but the highway was in terrible condition and I awoke several times thinking we were swerving off the road to our deaths whenever ... Read more >

Tags: bus, castle, hippies, hostelgate, kgb museum, trakai, uzupis


Photos: Warsaw Rising

POLAND | Monday, 30 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

Museums, castles and dangerous cycling in the big busy city of Warsaw
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Warsaw Rising

POLAND | Monday, 30 May 2011 | Views [500]

A four hour train trip in which I slept most of the way took me to Warsaw where I managed to bungle my way to Oki Doki Hostel with the aid of a googlemap photo on my camera. The huge glaring sign on the side of the building helped me find it.... Read more >

Tags: cycling, marie curie, night bus, peacocks, warsaw rising museum


Photos: Krakow - a sobering visit

POLAND | Friday, 27 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

From the ghettos of the city to the concentration camps on its outskirts, a very sobering time in Krakow thinking about just how lucky I am.
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