UNITED KINGDOM: York II

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UNITED KINGDOM: York II

Regardless of what you have planned, York is always a welcome destination. Dripping with history and charm, strolling atop the city walls is an uncommon experience in anyone’s journey. My visit has been relatively uneventful to the point of terminal boredom except of course my visit to the British Railway Museum which I think should […]

UNITED KINGDOM: Isle of Man – Douglas

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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

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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 […]

LATVIA: Riga II – Baltic Beauty

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
LATVIA: Riga II – Baltic Beauty

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 | 6 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 […]

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