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Bribes aren’t all bad

Being asked for a bribe is one of the things that travellers fear the most, but they could be doing you a favour, regardless of legality.   “Abroad” is full of “them”. Who do I mean? Oh you know the ones. The sort that aren’t in OUR native countries. The people who are out to Read more about Bribes aren’t all bad[…]

Seeing the Aurora in summer – is it possible?

On top of many a travellers bucket list, the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, enchant all those who get to glance at their glimmering trails across the sky. But, is it just for those in big warm jackets and snow boots?     If you are able to see the aurora in summer depends on Read more about Seeing the Aurora in summer – is it possible?[…]

What to eat in Scandinavia and where to find it

  First of all, if you’re planning to tour the whole of Scandinavia, and wanting to try all the delicacies on offer, you can save quite a bit of money by trying it all in Finland. However, there’s at least one thing you can’t really buy there which is….   Whale (bottom right)   Norway Read more about What to eat in Scandinavia and where to find it[…]

Scarisoara Ice Cave – snow in the summer

Most people want an escape to the sun, but if you start to feel the burn then a wintry wonderland awaits During our summer trip to Romania we decided to take a detour to see Peştera Gheţarul de la Scărişoara and like with hoia baciu we couldn’t find it. If you check on Trip Advisor, Read more about Scarisoara Ice Cave – snow in the summer[…]

15 Phenomenal photos of Scandinavia

Scandinavia can be outrageously expensive, but is that countered by it’s sheer beauty? Although Scandinavia cannot really be done on a budget, when compared to the rest of Europe anyway, it can be beautiful. 1)Briksdal Glacier 2) A Mountain Pass – there are many 3) Preikestolen   4) Trollstigen 5) The Way to Briksdal Glacier Read more about 15 Phenomenal photos of Scandinavia[…]

Scandinavia in one trip – from Poland to North Cape and back again

 Stats for our Scandinavia trip (incl. cost) – 28 days on the road, – 7 days within the Arctic Circle, – £3.000 + road bills still to come, – 8 countries, – 8 boats, – 130 hours in the car, almost 10,000km (getting lost, seeing something not on the main map etc.) – 2 different Read more about Scandinavia in one trip – from Poland to North Cape and back again[…]

Cheap Accommodation in Scandinavia – Where to Sleep for Different Budgets

We spent 21 days on our trip (Dennmark-Sweden-Norway-Finland) which means that we slept in more than 15 different places. The original plan was to camp until we reached the Arctic Circle. Because of the weather we had to change our plan… Free Accommodation: Staying in a tent (or campervan, if you have one) is not Read more about Cheap Accommodation in Scandinavia – Where to Sleep for Different Budgets[…]

The 4 Myths of doing Scandinavia on a budget

During our reaserch before the trip we read that it’s not true that Scandinavia is expensive. Somewhere we read that prices in Sweden are 1,5x higher than in Poland. Well, 1,5x might be true, but only if you compare it to UK. So – is Scandinavia that expensive? And, can you still do it on Read more about The 4 Myths of doing Scandinavia on a budget[…]

The Swedish and Norweigen Dream and The Great Outdoors

When Scandinavia is mentioned our thoughts go towards camping and outdoor activities, but should they go to dollar signs and bank managers instead?   A love of nature, to a British ear, brings about thoughts of the ramblers association – the largest walkers’ rights association in Britain – and, to be frank, people who chain Read more about The Swedish and Norweigen Dream and The Great Outdoors[…]

6 Great Photos To Make You Want to Travel to Romania

Romania is a country full of beauty that isn’t shown off enough, so here is our little bit to try and do it a bit more justice!   1) Balea Lake – Situated at 2,034 metres above sea level, this glacier lake in the Fagaras mountains is spectacular!   2 ) Scarisoara Ice Cave – Read more about 6 Great Photos To Make You Want to Travel to Romania[…]