Tag: Backpacking

The best things to do in Telavi Georgia

The best things to do in Telavi Georgia

This post is about the best things to do in Telavi. Telavi is the capital of Kakheti, Georgia’s scenic wine region at the foothills of the Caucasus mountains and close to the border with Azerbaijan. During my first visit to Kakheti I barely touched the 

Fascinating villages in Iran for travellers

Fascinating villages in Iran for travellers

This post is about the most beautiful and fascinating villages in Iran. Iran is a large and diverse country with plenty of things to see and do. Most famous are the ancient Silk Road cities of Isfahan, Shiraz and Yazd, but outside of the cities 

The best things to do in Bialystok Poland

The best things to do in Bialystok Poland

This post is about the best things to do in Bialystok Poland. Bialystok is the largest city in the north eastern part of Poland close to the border with Lithuania and Belarus. The name Bialystok translates as white slope and also refers to the river 

How to visit the Bialowieza Forest in Poland

How to visit the Bialowieza Forest in Poland

The Bialowieza forest is one of the last patches of old growth primeval forests in Europe. The National Park stretches over large areas of both Poland and Belarus.  While most of it is in Belarus, it is easier to visit the Bialowieza forest from Poland. 

Nida Lithuania: the ultimate travel guide

Nida Lithuania: the ultimate travel guide

Nida in Lithuania is a small village on the Curonian Spit. The Curonian Spit is a 98 kilometer long strip of sand dune and forests that separates the Curonian lagoon from the Baltic Sea. A land that battles both sand and sea. As a result 

The best things to do in Kaunas Lithuania

The best things to do in Kaunas Lithuania

This post is about the best things to do in Kaunas, Lithuania. Kaunas is Lithuania’s second largest city. A true Baltic city with a medieval castle and a colorful old town, but also modernist architecture and fascinating museums.  What started as a fort on the 

Vilnius itinerary: 2 days in Vilnius

Vilnius itinerary: 2 days in Vilnius

This post is a Vilnius itinerary on how to spend 2 days in Vilnius. Vilnius is the proud capital of Lithuania. Located at the confluence where the rivers Vilnele and Neris meet each other. Vilnius is the largest and oldest city of the country. In 

Aukštaitija National Park in Lithuania: a travel guide

Aukštaitija National Park in Lithuania: a travel guide

This post is about Aukštaitija National Park in Lithuania. This remote area of forests and lakes in the Northeastern part of the country became the first National Park in Lithuania in 1974. Although Aukštaitija National Park is popular among local tourists, it is still an 

The Kemeri bog trail: a hiking day trip from Riga

The Kemeri bog trail: a hiking day trip from Riga

The Kemeri bog trail is one of the many hiking trails in Latvia. Latvia is a land of incredible nature with forests, wetlands and bogs. The Kemeri bog is only 1 hour away from Riga and an easy hike of 3.5 kilometers through the forests 

Riga in winter: a city travel guide

Riga in winter: a city travel guide

This post is all about visiting Riga in winter. Riga, the capital of Latvia, is located on the coast and emerged as an important trade post in the 12th century. It has remained the biggest city in the Baltics ever since. Riga in winter gets cold, 

The best things to do in Sigulda Latvia

The best things to do in Sigulda Latvia

This post is about the best things to do in Sigulda, Latvia. Sigulda in Latvia is an ancient town just 55 kilometers northeast of the capital Riga. It is in the Vidzeme region and is located within the borders of Gauja National park. Among locals 

Cesis Latvia: a travel guide

Cesis Latvia: a travel guide

Cesis is a city in the Northeastern Vidzeme region of Latvia on the banks of the Gauja river. It is located in the Gauja National Park that is famous for its natural beauty and medieval castles. Cesis in Latvia is not far from the capital