The Baltics: Sigulda, Latvia

I am sure I'm not the only one out there who sometimes needs to run away. A lighter "drop out of society" situation (by the way, did you know there's a whole guide about it on Wikihow?! It's hilarious!) I know I could never drop out of society completely. I would die of boredom and … Continue reading The Baltics: Sigulda, Latvia

The Baltics: Vilnius, Lithuania – the G-spot of Europe?

Lithuania was my first stop on my 9-day backpacking through the Baltics (plus Helsinki). History wasn't kind to this country. Its independence was recognised in 1918 (precisely 100 years ago, which makes this year very special), but this didn't last for long. The 20th century was about to bring very bad news. We all know … Continue reading The Baltics: Vilnius, Lithuania – the G-spot of Europe?

Budapest, the city of the recovered grandeur

I always need a “post-trip” period to properly absorb a new place I’ve visited, to have a more accurate realisation of its impression on me. Often I get a small souvenir for myself, for my little collection. Lately, my photographs have been my best souvenir. However, I’ve realised there is something that comes back with … Continue reading Budapest, the city of the recovered grandeur