ZEMAICIU BLYNAI Lithuanian potato pancakes

Five Foods You Have to Try When in Lithuania

Lithuania is a small (ish) country in the Baltic region of Europe and is where my family originally hails from. I have always been surprised at how little people know of Lithuania (and the amount of people who have no idea where it is) and most people tend to just think of it as ‘one of those countries above Poland’ or ‘one of the ones that used to be in the USSR’. I mean, this is accurate (it is north-east of Poland and it WAS part of the USSR from 1940 to 1991) but Lithuania has so much more to its history, culture and identity.

One of these amazing things is their food. I love trying local foods wherever I travel and Lithuania did not let me down!

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Iceland in 48 Hours: Making The Most of Your Stopover

Iceland – the land of ice and fire – is an incredibly beautiful country and has been steadily gaining popularity over the past few years (no doubt helped a fair amount by its use as a location for filming in Game of Thrones).

With thundering waterfalls, scenic national parks and magical geothermal spas, Iceland is a not-to-be-missed destination and with IcelandAir and WowAir opening up new routes and providing amazing stopover opportunities, the small Nordic island is now easier (and cheaper) to visit.
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Van Gogh Cafe Bucharest Romania bookshop coffee shop

Five Ways Travel Ruined My Life

This may sound like an odd title for a travel blogger to write a post with. But it’s true – travel HAS ruined my life. Everyone says how amazing it sounds, that I travel all the time. That I disappear off on journeys around the world and see incredible places and have the best adventures.

No one warned me about the negatives, about the downsides of travel and jetting off to different countries all the time, and so I found them out the hard way. Here are five ways that travel has ruined my life…

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Walking the bridge on the river Kwai in Kanchanaburi Thailand

Why Every Traveller to Bangkok Should Visit Kanchanaburi

Bangkok is a thriving metropolis and one of the most popular destinations for travellers from around the globe. A melting pot of palaces, temples, markets, street vendors, huge shopping centres and its well-known dynamic nightlife, Bangkok is a city you could stay in for days and not even see half of the sights. But, despite that, I’m going to recommend that you get out of Bangkok and see some of the amazing sights that are close enough for a day trip. One of these unmissable places is Kanchanaburi, a hugely important city north-west of Bangkok and less than 70km from the Thai-Burmese border.

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The Best Travel Apps for 2016 (and a giveaway!)

Some apps are completely pointless and are just for wasting time, procrastinating, or those ones that look great and you download them and never ever use them. Other apps are amazing, take the hassle out of your travels and you’ll swear by them to anyone who will listen.

The second category of app is what I’m going to talk about today!

I’m one of those people that has an app for everything. One of my friends will say, “oh I wish there was an app that did such-and-such” and I’m always the one to jump in and be all “there’s one for that!” and tell them what it’s called, how awesome it is, and how often I use it.

So here is a list of my favourite go-to apps for travel. I’m not listing any for finding flights as that will be a separate article altogether!

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Why Gothenburg Should Be On Your Bucket List

The resounding question that I’ve been asked when I said I had just got back from Sweden was, “oh, did you go to Stockholm?”

No! (Although I have been to Stockholm before.) There is more to Sweden than just Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city, is definitely a place that deserves more visitors!

Gothenburg, or Göteborg (yur-te-borry) in Swedish, is a city of delicious food, buzzing café culture and a love of microbreweries and craft beer. While not as “glamorous” as it’s big sister Stockholm, the industrial port city of Gothenburg is definitely a place that a visitor to Sweden shouldn’t miss.

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Naturhistorisches Museum

By Road and Rail – Prague, Vienna and Budapest (Part 2: Vienna)

Austria is well-known as a top destination for snow sports and is the winter sports capital of Europe, and is also famous for being a country where the hills are alive with The Sound of Music. If it’s good enough for Julie Andrews, it’s good enough for me. Austria is landlocked and bordered by Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. With its prime location and incredible scenery, it is a perfect place to visit when doing a trip to Europe, especially if you’re coming from Prague!

Vienna is one of my favourite cities in Europe – don’t miss out on it!

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