Helsinki in a day. Exploring the wonderful capital of Finland after a ferry ride from Estonia!

Whilst staying in the stunning fairytale city of Tallinn in Estonia we couldn’t not notice the city’s proximity to Helsinki, the Finnish capital. Knowing how expensive Scandinavia is compared to the region of Eastern Europe we had been travelling within for 4 months we took the opportunity to head over for the first time. This

A guide to fairytale Tallinn, Estonia. The surprisingly Scandinavia Baltic capital!

For anyone who has visited the capital cities of the Baltics you can’t help but feel the similarities and yet their own personal uniqueness, and everyone will undoubtedly have their favourite! For us there was something about the chocolate box cobbled streets of Tallinn, the pastel shades punctuated by the ancient churches, the mixture of

A guide to Vilnius, the small, friendly old capital of Lithuania and our first stop in the Baltic’s!

After our time travelling through the Balkans and the rest of Eastern Europe it was time to finally head into the Baltic States for the first time. What we found here was a completely different vibes with much more western and Scandinavian influences. With Lithuanian being our first stop and probably the most overlooked it

Delving into the post apocalyptic world of abandoned soviet Chernobyl. 30 years on we visit our UrbEx dream!

For years now visiting Chernobyl and the post apocalyptic abandoned soviet town of Pripyat had been a dream. There is something eerily alluring about the idea of a town trapped in time, as the world has moved on this time capsule of the soviet era has been slowly crumbing. Twisting this once idealistic Utopian dream

Entering the mysterious world of Transnistria: The time warp self declared Communist Republic between Moldova and Ukraine!

We had heard about the secretive state of Transnistria as we had been travelling through Eastern Europe. We heard rumours of a dangerous border crossing, bribing guards, Russian military and a currency that is only recognised within its tiny borders sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine. But having a rather unhealthy obsession with Communism, sketchy border

A guide to Brasov: The charming Transylvanian home of Dracula that stole our hearts!

After already falling in love with Romania when we explored the trendy capital of Bucharest we were keen to head out in to Transylvania where the read adventure was to begin. Here Romania really took our hearts with its fairytale medieval streets, freindly locals, traditional culture, tales of Dracula and of course the stunning mountains and countryside that

An amazing adventure through the Romanian countryside to hike above the Transfagarasan highway

After an epic day in the Carpathian Mountains we were offered an opportunity to venture to the legendary Transfagarasan highway deep in the Transylvania peaks. In what turned out to be a 12 hour road trip through the Romanian countryside, visiting the most breathtaking scenes, witnessing local life and hiking to the most amazing summit