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5 Things… Europe Is Best At

5 Things… Europe Is Best At

From amazing cathedrals to stunning beaches, thrilling nightlife and mountains peaks straight out of the national geographic, here are the 5 things that Europe is best at. 1. History Yes, there’s wonderful history across the whole world, except for probably Canada. Some of my family members are older than that place, but for their sheer number, diversity and ease of access, Europe has to win this one. You can spend the morning having coffee in the shadows of the Eiffel…

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My Baltic Adventure – Part 7 – The Russian Spy

My Baltic Adventure – Part 7 – The Russian Spy

You know in those James Bond films, where he is looking all calm and collect as chaos reigns around him, that’s exactly how I imagined I was, as I interrogated to a Russian spy, while speeding toward Vilnius. Okay, let me back up a little here, first off, if you read my other chapter you may have come to the conclusion that I rather dislike bus terminals, but to be honest, there’s something I dislike even more than them; the…

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My Baltic Adventure – Part 6 – Riga Bus Station

My Baltic Adventure – Part 6 – Riga Bus Station

Now I have been to rather a lot of countries, and in not a single one of them, have I encountered a bus station that had any architectural merit, seriously they were all dives, and the one in Riga was no exception. As a whole the city of Riga is downright wonderful, a warm, welcoming city that really is probably the only place that deserves the title, Paris of the east, though of course, it is redundant of that French…

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My Baltic Adventure – Part 5 – Lovely Riga

My Baltic Adventure – Part 5 – Lovely Riga

Arriving in Riga was a rather underwhelming experience, my buttocks were numb from the 3-hour train ride on bus seats, and the monotonous scenery of just trees was starting to drive me slightly insane. I quickly hot-footed it across to my hotel/hostel, which was further from the railway station than I had first assumed, and hidden down a back alley. There the incredibly unhelpful receptionist had promptly lost my reservation. She didn’t have my name on her list, I inquired…

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My Baltic Adventure – Part 4 – Valga

My Baltic Adventure – Part 4 – Valga

In what felt like a pleasing circle, I once again found myself waiting on a railway station platform early in the morning, this time I was heading to Valga. For once I wasn’t late, there was no rushing around in a madly shoving thing into my ridiculously small backpack, my alarm had gone off on time and I had pre-packed the night before. Also, for some bizarre reason, I was able to get a ticket at Tartu station, so there…

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