When I first decided upon Riga as my next city break, I was at once bombarded by confused, even disdainful reactions from family, friends, and colleagues alike. ‘Where the fuck is Latvia? And why are you even going?’ From this eloquent consensus, it soon became apparent that Riga was perhaps viewed as a more unusual… Read More Welcome to Riga
Unless you were living in a cave during 2016, you’ll be aware that it was a particularly traumatic time for the country of Belgium. After the truly horrendous events occurring in the capital of Brussels, I was more than apprehensive about the prospect of visiting Belgium during such a dangerous period. Flights to the capital… Read More Exploring Belgium
For many travellers, including myself, exploring the world has to be done on a tight budget. At times, it can be hard enough to even afford a plane ticket, let alone anything else. Thankfully, there’s plenty of options to plan your adventures cheaply, and give you a realistic insight into life behind the scenes of… Read More Workaway: The pros and cons of cultural exchange
Embarking on the final part of our trip, we said goodbye to Copenhagen and set our sights on the multicultural metropolis of Malmo, situated on the edge of Sweden. Taking the train across the Oresund bridge, (it’s a bridge over the sea that turns into an underwater tunnel, it’s pretty cool) we found a hip,… Read More 48 Hours in Malmo
After touring Germany, we progressed northwards on a quest for Scandinavian culture. Already familiar with Copenhagen’s reputation as a pioneer of food, fashion and design, we knew the Danish capital would hold the potential to be one of our stand out destinations. Copenhagen delivers on culture, there’s no doubt about it- but through a combination… Read More Exploring Copenhagen
Welcome to Germany’s second largest city. Sometimes depicted as bleak, tacky, and slightly on the seedy side, Hamburg doesn’t sound all that appealing on paper. However, these preconceptions will immediately dissolve once you discover this beautiful city and its people for yourself. Here locals and tourists are far more friendly than the German capital- its… Read More 48 Hours in Hamburg
After a somewhat perilous, slightly sweaty overnight bus from Munich, we finally arrived at the German capital. From the central bus station, you can hop straight on to the S Bahn/ U Bahn underground trains to your accommodation, the fastest and easiest way to get around the city. Finding ourselves with several hours to kill… Read More Kreuzberg, Berlin: Does it really live up to the hype?
Having never visited Germany before, I may have built up a rather stereotypical, exaggerated image of what I expected from Munich; I wanted to be charmed by fairy tale castles, free flowing beer, and a few lederhosen clad men thrown in for good measure. I was therefore somewhat surprised to see that Munich did not… Read More 48 Hours in Munich