UNITED KINGDOM: Isle of Man – Douglas

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
UNITED KINGDOM: Isle of Man – Douglas

Thankfully, I made it out of Liverpool in one piece on a ferry across the Mersey. It was touch and go there for a while, but Beatle Week lingers at the back of the mind like a bad dream the next morning. I managed to catch up on two hours of lost sleep on the […]

UNITED KINGDOM: Liverpool – Beatle Weak

Posted by on Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
UNITED KINGDOM: Liverpool – Beatle Weak

This blog post was supposed to be a celebration of all things Beatles at the International BeatleWeek 2019, and within 48 hours it has mutated into a Liverpool Rant. I’ve been here twice before and very much enjoyed myself. Things were going downhill a bit last time, but nothing prepared me for Liverpool’s new, aggressive, […]

NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam V – Ten Years Gone

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam V – Ten Years Gone

When I stepped onto my plane, I was worried that I would be turned away from the Hostel Van Gogh for being over 40. I had failed to read the fine print on Hostelworld’s website until the day before arrival so I had little recourse or chance for refund. I had been bounced in Prague […]

CZECH REPUBLIC – Prague III – Pit Stop

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
CZECH REPUBLIC – Prague III – Pit Stop

My visit here just three months ago was so delightful that I couldn’t stay away. The Dream Hostel helped to make the visit ideal since it has the best staff, accommodations, guests, and vibe of just about any place I have stayed in Europe. I took note that they have an excess of hostels in […]

LITHUANIA: Vilnius II – Užupis

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LITHUANIA: Vilnius II – Užupis

Vilnius is the third and final destination of my second complete Baltic Tour and it’s difficult to come up with a favorite. My advice is to visit Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia as they all have uniquely redeeming features that should not be missed. They all gained independence in 1990/91 which was preceded by a Freedom […]