Staying at the Boutique Hotel Man Tess in Old Town Riga, Latvia

Staying at the Boutique Hotel Man Tess in Old Town Riga, Latvia

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My return to Latvia demanded a decent hotel. You might have read that first time around I didn’t warm to the Latvian capital city of Riga. That time I also stayed a wee bit outside the old town. So this …

World Borders: Crossing into the Republic of Uzupis.

World Borders: How To Get To The Republic of Uzupis Within Vilnius, Lithuania

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This edition of World Borders is slightly wacky and different from the usual suspects. The reason is I crossed into the self declared arty Republic of Uzupis whilst remaining all the time within the same city, Vilnius housed in the …

Backpacking in Amsterdam - at Anne Frank's House.

5 Things To Know Before Visiting Amsterdam, Netherlands

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I’ve covered aspects of backpacking in Amsterdam before, most recently with last November’s write-up of the Top 5 Random Things To Do there. But now we’re in 2015 and the winter is soon fading away, tourism around Europe is going to pick …

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Visiting the Joey Dunlop Memorial in Tallinn, Estonia

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It was an emotional trip for me heading out of Tallinn city centre to visit the Joey Dunlop Memorial in Estonia. For those followers of my blog that may be unaware, Joey Dunlop is a Northern Irish sporting superstar. A …

Backpacking in Uzupis: The Constitution of the Republic You Never Heard Of

Backpacking in Uzupis: The Constitution of the Republic You Never Heard Of

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While backpacking in Uzupis, you might have been aware I checked out the top 12 sights in this unknown self declared crazy Republic, after crossing the border across a bridge within the city of Vilnius, Lithuania. One of the key …

At the Oval watching my local team, Glentoran FC

Backpacking Football Nomad Alert!! Become the Ultimate Football Fan

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As a serious football fan, global nomad and travel writer one of the joys of my travels around the world is watching football, visiting football stadiums and collecting items related to football. You’ll have noticed I included a visit to …

The meeting point of the Vilnius City Tour, Audio Guided Bus Tour of Lithuania's Capital

Vilnius City Tour: My Audio Guided Bus Tour of Lithuania’s Capital

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You’ll hear me say this all the time but it always always rings true – no matter where I go I am constantly inspired and impressed by places. I honestly had no idea what an impression little Lithuania would leave …

Staying at Litinterp Guesthouse in Vilnius, Lithuania

Staying at Litinterp Guesthouse in Old Town Vilnius, Lithuania

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Backpacking in Lithuania in wintertime is ice cool. Less icy tourists about, fresh cold weather and some chilling sights to see without crackloads of tourists. I looked up a few hostels and hotels in the capital city of Vilnius and …

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