How Much Money I Spent in Estonia

Want to know how much money you need to live in Estonia? Short answer: you need 20,000€ – 25,000€ p.a. Well, kind of. It depends. “How long is a piece of string?“. How much money (“raha”) you need depends on your lifestyle, where you live and whether or not you have a serious caffeine addictionContinue reading “How Much Money I Spent in Estonia”

European Sabbatical

Running into an old friend when it’s been a while. A long while. You know the feeling. “so what have you been up to?”, you’re lost for words. So much has happened. This is where we’re at right now, you and I. As the new year begins I’m reflecting on my European sabbatical. I’m askingContinue reading “European Sabbatical”

Where to Stay in Tallinn, #Estonia?

So you’re planning a trip to Tallinn and you’re wondering where to stay? Good news. Tallinn’s districts cater to different budgets and styles. Better yet, Tallinn is tiny. 159.3 km². Brisbane’s about 100 times greater than Tallinn! This means, all of the following districts are within walking distance to the main attraction – Tallinn Old Town.Continue reading “Where to Stay in Tallinn, #Estonia?”

Solo trip to Prague.

Your solo trip to Prague, #Czechia could be boring or even scary if you’re not prepared. Want to avoid scams and enjoy Prague? Read on to experience “Paris of the East” in a unique way. You’ll learn a lot about Czechia from this post. I promise! But first a little background story. Why Prague? InContinue reading “Solo trip to Prague.”

Cyprus: Europe or the Middle East?

1 October 2019. Today #Cyprus celebrates its independence. The other week, a wedding invitation saw me flying to Paphos. I’d never planned to visit Cyprus and so I’d not given it much thought. As I read about Cyprus I soon realised I was in for an interesting trip. I wondered if Cyprus is part ofContinue reading “Cyprus: Europe or the Middle East?”

My Viljandi (Autumn)

Last night’s youtube video “The Two Day Rule” renewed by motivation. So I was pretty happy to wake up to blue skies this morning after the few grey, dreary days we’ve had lately. Morning Jog Jogging down to the lake I ran into a foreigner-friend from Poland with her furry little friend. A brief morningContinue reading “My Viljandi (Autumn)”

Cheap Ferry Tickets Tallinn-Helsinki

If you’re travelling by ferry between Tallinn and Helsinki this blog post will save you money. Better yet, it’ll cost you nothing to follow. If you’re even thinking you *might* want to visit Helsinki or Tallinn in the future, I suggest you read on as it’ll be better for you to have followed these stepsContinue reading “Cheap Ferry Tickets Tallinn-Helsinki”

My Viljandi (Fellin Love)

There’s more to #Estonia than Tallinn in the same way that there’s more to Germany than Berlin and Australia than Sydney. So why is it many tourists barely make it out of Tallinn? Weary traveller, reader of this blog, I encourage you to get out there. Explore Viljandi for a little while. There’s more toContinue reading “My Viljandi (Fellin Love)”

A little update…

Remember that “Decide where in Europe I’ll go next!” post? The winning vote was Prague, #Czech Republic. Paris of the East, as they say! Well Prague’s happening. Soon! The tickets have already been purchased. I’m flying AirBaltic to Prague on the 8th of October. Here’s the itinerary: There’s a twist! But there’s a twist. I’mContinue reading “A little update…”

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