NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam V – Ten Years Gone

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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

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

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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 […]

LATVIA: Riga II – Baltic Beauty

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

The Lux Express Bus provided an exceptional way to journey to Riga. Comfortable seating combined with a personal entertainment system like the ones provided by the better airlines rounded out the experience. A coffee machine was an appreciated, added perk. I watched the Freddy Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, and followed it up with The Meg […]

ESTONIA: Tallinn II – Baltic Rewind

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
ESTONIA: Tallinn II – Baltic Rewind

I awoke early made breakfast, packed, and was looking forward to a relaxing ferry ride from Helsinki to Tallinn. The sweet girl at the reception of my hostel showed me where Ferry West Terminal Two was on my cell phone navigation app. I arrived at the destination only to find she had sent me across […]

FINLAND: Helsinki II

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
FINLAND: Helsinki II

Finland is rated the happiest country in the world and manages to make the top of the list fairly regularly along with Denmark which is second this year. I arrived in Helsinki in the early evening to find another good hostel waiting for me. Everything was as one would expect from a hostel voted #1 […]

DENMARK: Copenhagen II

Posted by on Jul 5, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
DENMARK: Copenhagen II

What a day! My flight out of Boston was delayed so long that I made my connection out of Gatwick by five minutes. Not surprisingly, my luggage missed the flight, but the Steelhouse Hostel proved to be an excellent place to stay. I would have liked to get my bag so I could have washed […]

USA: Boston – TravelCon & Martha’s Vineyard

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
USA: Boston – TravelCon & Martha’s Vineyard

It took me about twenty hours to get back to the USA from Bulgaria. Fortunately, I was on Qatar Airways which is a premier carrier. The only drawback came when I was watching a movie. During crew announcements, the volume was adjusted to an eardrum shattering level, and just about blew me out of my […]

BULGARIA: Sofia III – Third Times a Charm

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
BULGARIA: Sofia III – Third Times a Charm

My time here in Sofia has mainly been spent reformatting, rewriting, and tidying up some of my Blog. There was also a fair amount of travel planning as well. In fact, I even added the International Beatles Week and tickets to many of the special events for good measure. During my time, I was keeping […]

BULGARIA: Varna – The Bulgarian Riviera

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Departing for the second time in a week on a 4:30 am bus trip, was not exactly enjoyable. At least it was just a four-hour journey instead of fourteen like the previous one. I am finally in a small seaside resort. After a series of five big cities in five weeks, it’s nice to be […]

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