Road Trip Guide: 10 Amazing Days in Estonia

Attention! There may be nude people in the area! It would have been nice to have seen that sign before I came face to face with a rotund Estonian with all his dangly bits on show. Or before he pivoted and … [Read more...]

Soviet Estonia: The Good, The Bad and The Miserable

No stopping and no photos. Those were my strict instructions before crossing into Russia without a visa. The road is remote with only a few villagers passing through each day. I could just make out the … [Read more...]

Tartu and a Weekend in an Estonian Manor House

Tartu rates highly in the quirky stakes. Wandering around the Old Town you can find Oscar Wilde chatting with an Estonian writer, students kissing in front of the Town Hall and a naked father and his adult … [Read more...]

Things To Do in Vilnius: 9 Sights and 1 Day Trip

While researching things to do in Vilnius I found little in the way of blog posts or newspaper articles about the city which is one of the reasons I believed it was going to be the least interesting of the … [Read more...]

Kaunas Castle and My First Baltic Sunset

After a slow but scenic drive through the flat Polish countryside we slipped through the abandoned border crossing and I was finally in the Baltic States. I’ve always been curious about this part of Europe. … [Read more...]

Why Tallinn is More Than a City Break Destination

Estonia entered my travel radar two years ago when I met an Estonian in London. His pride and enthusiasm for his country rubbed off on me and even though I knew I was going to visit all three Baltic States in … [Read more...]

Not Everyone Loves Riga

After having such an amazing time in Estonia, and in particular Tallinn, Riga was a bit of a let down for me. I had such high expectations, thinking it would be like a mini version of Tallinn when in fact it … [Read more...]

Driving Europe’s Worst Roads to Chisinau

Driving nine hours on the worst roads I’ve experienced was not only exhausting but fascinating. Moldova is considered to be the poorest country in Europe with the worst roads to go along with that but the drive … [Read more...]

Guide to Visiting Transnistria

After sharing my experience visiting relatively unknown Transnistria, I've had a number of questions about the specifics of how to travel to the breakaway republic. Visas, militarised border crossings, the … [Read more...]

Transnistria’s Wild Independence Day Celebrations

The most prominent detail I'd heard about Transnistria was the police's apparent penchant for bribes. And here I was being pulled over by the police within the first five minutes of being in the country. I … [Read more...]