A Five-Day Visa-Free Trip To Belarus

Now that Belarus has loosened the red-tape a little, you can now get a five-day visa on arrival if you are from a list of 80 eligible countries. When this was announced I was rather excited that I could finally tick off another place that has unfortunately been sitting around waiting for me to visit, … Continue reading A Five-Day Visa-Free Trip To Belarus

A Day Trip From Vilnius to Kryžių Kalnas (Hill of Crosses)

One of Lithuania's most famous and fascinating places to discover is in fact a site of pilgrimage. When I visited, as I approached the hill in a very eerie twist of events a burst of icy snow blasted my face before I was able to be awe-inspired and impressed by the sheer scale of crosses and monuments of Kryžių Kalnas. … Continue reading A Day Trip From Vilnius to Kryžių Kalnas (Hill of Crosses)

Norwegian rail travel in winter

This beautiful country is simply stunning, I visited in February 2013 to discover the last wilderness of Europe. Taking in Bergen, Oslo and the Svalbard archipelago, I was so excited to visit a place often depicted as the country "powered by nature". Firstly let me start by saying Norway is far from cheap, however the rewards … Continue reading Norwegian rail travel in winter

The Andean Explorer: How much fun can a long train journey be?

The Andean Explorer is one of the world's most incredible train journeys. During the 10-hour trip you'll be treated to stunning views with a first class service. Although I've previously been on other long train journeys such as The Ghan in Australia and various overnight trains in Europe, The Andean Explorer is truly in a league of … Continue reading The Andean Explorer: How much fun can a long train journey be?