People often ask (or claim!) that I must be extremely lonely due to travelling solo. The answer, yes sometimes I am, but 99% of the time there is no way on earth I could be. Wandering the world opens you up to the opportunity to meet some incredible people, that you would never usually get the chance to meet or even think of mixing with. In honour of Friendship Day today, I want to share some of the stories involved with meeting people. So this post is for those guys, thank you for the fun, laughter and your friendship. You’ve…

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  Think about Russia. What comes into your head? Statues of Stalin everywhere? That all men belong to the Mafia? Beautiful women? Large powerful grey buildings? A big lack of English? I cannot deny that I too had expected these ‘stereotypical’ images of the country. If I am honest, Russia was the one country that put a little anxiety into my body. I was more than glad that Dad decided to join me on my weeklong visit, of course for having some precious father time, but also for the feeling of safety! Upon arrival in St.Petersburg from Helsinki, I had…

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There are many questions when it comes to backpacking. Especially when planning on taking a particular route. Google will be inundated with requests such as ‘Should I go by bus or train?’, ‘How long with the journey take?’ and ‘How much does the bus cost?’ Sometimes you find your answers, and other times you don’t. So these are my hints and tips for travelling through the Baltic’s. To hear more about the countries themselves, visit this blog post here. How do I travel through the Baltic countries? If you haven’t hired a car, or aren’t prepared for hitchhiking, then you…

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Travelling through the Baltic’s is a popular route taken by many backpackers. Hopping between the capitals of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia (or vice versa!) these Eastern European cities have become popular destinations due to their extremely cheap prices and bright culture. As the name suggests, in the winter, the countries are ‘Baltic’ – flipping freezing! In the summer however, they are beautiful. It rained once during my entire 10 days travelling up these countries. I was lucky to get above 25 degrees of sunshine every day. My tan lines are looking fabulous! My decision to backpack up the Baltic’s was…

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Hiking to Trolltunga is tough, and if you are not prepared it can be even worse! Here’s are some hints and tips that I learnt during my recent climb – you can read my story here. What is Trolltunga? Trolltunga is a sharp ledge overhanging a 700m drop to the side of┬áRingedalsvatnet Lake, in the South West of Norway. Located close to a small village of Odda, the hike has since become more of a tourist attraction. It now sees thousands of people attempting the climb each summer, with many failing and many finding success. Trolltunga also translates as ‘Troll’s…

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