A city that lived up to expectations

When I wrote this post originally back in July 2015 Budapest was hailed as the undiscovered city in Europe, somewhere which isn’t as popular as say Prague but still has the same history and quirks and interesting people. It is true to say it is an pearl of a place, its interesting streets and squares with architecture which could transport you anywhere round the world whilst having so much of its own charm. Since 2015 it has become a lot… View Post

Our 36 hours in Tallinn

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, located at the top of the country just across the way from Helsinki and a little ‘down the road’ from St Petersburg. It’s a cute little city made up of cobbled streets and historic buildings. It is also on a hill which makes for some great look out points. Walk around town We spent roughly 36 hours in Tallinn split over 2 days at the end of our Baltic adventure. We lucked out with… View Post

An Estonian Beach Break

We’d been having a relaxing few days in the Baltic states but it was time for some mid-week pure relaxation before we headed to Tallinn and Helsinki. This came in the form of the seaside town of Parnu. Situated right on the beach it is a popular spot for lots of Europeans to holiday with white sandy beaches and a history as a spa town. Parnu is known for its mud spas. The most famous of which now houses the… View Post

The Cirulisi Nature Trail

Latvia so far has proved to be full of surprises and the countryside was no different. We had spent the morning exploring Cesis castle but the afternoon proved that wildlife is elusive even when you can blatantly hear it! I found out about the Ciruilsi Nature Trail on Pinterest and it was surprisingly easy to find, only about 10 minutes from our lodge. There are lots of walks and off road cycling you can do in the area. Today felt… View Post

A fairy tale castle in the Latvian countryside

An adventure in a fairy tale castle in the town of Cesis, Latvia. … View Post