Bamberg was never really on my radar until I met Silke, a German traveller who happened to be my hostel roommate in York – and learnt that she lived in a UNESCO World Heritage city. It’s not the only one in Germany with such an accolade, nor the only one with many intact pre-WWII buildings, […]
For travellers looking for an inexpensive option to get to Finland, budget airlines sometimes fly to Tampere instead of major centres such as Helsinki, and it takes about the same time to travel to Jyväskylä, Turku and Helsinki from there. It’s more than just a stopover and a sweet destination in its own right, but those who are […]
Saturday night in Warsaw was fun but I was up before anyone else in the hostel. I had a Lublin-bound train to catch. On my way out, the receptionist and I bantered. ‘What’s the hurry? Stay here a little longer, there’s nothing much there.’ Both of us knew that she was joking, of course. It’s an old city […]
The May Park in Cēsis was the last place I was expecting to be dragged into a speech on “democracy”. Being 3 hours from Latvia‘s capital, Rīga, there weren’t many people in this tidy and pretty town when I was there, let alone tourists. Perfect for minding my own business, or so I thought.
The start of the 2015 Formula 1 season cannot come soon enough for fans like Yours Truly. Thankfully, it’s just 4 weeks away! It will begin with the Australian Grand Prix, which has been held at Melbourne’s Albert Park since 1996. Melbourne is arguably Australia’s sports capital: besides Formula 1, it also hosts the AFL Grand Final, […]
If Tallinn is the popular face of Estonia, then Tartu is its heart and soul, steeped in history and tradition. Situated between the former and Riga, and with plenty of connections to both, it offers something different from the glamorous walled old towns of the Baltic capital cities. More than 80 per cent of the […]