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Global travel blog that features travel stories on living, traveling and growing up in cities, villages and towns around the world!

Croatia: The Land of Many Faces

Unlike other destinations I have traveled to, I knew almost nothing about Croatia before visiting. I had never studied its history, I had barely heard its name, I had no idea what it was famous for, yet its mystery intrigued me. I wanted to find out just what kind of country Croatia was. I soon […]

Wales: Bullocks and Silly Sausage

Wales? What the heck is in Wales? It was fall break of my semester abroad. I had been going to school in Perugia, Italy and decided to split my 10 day vacation between Wales and Ireland – two countries I had dreamed of visiting since I was very young. Most of my classmates were headed […]

Malta: History, Fun and Sun

Malta is one of those places that everyone has heard of, but not many know much about. It’s a destination where in the morning you can take a history lesson, in the afternoon enjoy the sun at the beach and in the evening head to a party! Did I mention Malta is in the Mediterranean? […]

Velikiye Luki, Russia: A Trip to Small Town Russia

During our visit to Russia in the summer of 2015, we found a very unique small town named Velikiye Luki (also written as Velikie Luki). Every year in the second week of June, this place hosts a hot air ballooning competition that is quite famous. The competition had been going on since 1996, attracting ballooning […]

St. Petersburg, Russia: The Venice of the North

Three years ago, when I came to Russia for the first time, I didn’t really know what to expect. I had heard about the Red Square and Moscow Kremlin, the palaces of St. Petersburg and the colourful onion dome churches, but had also heard rumours of a country with old and grey soviet-era buildings, and […]

Munich, Germany: Good Things Happen When You Least Expect Them

You get the best things in life when you least expect them. My travel to Munich was one such experience, one I will truly treasure all my life. Although I had been to Germany a couple of times before for business; it was mainly restricted to the city life of Frankfurt. But this trip was […]

Belgium: Franglish, Chocolate & Beer

When my cousin and I decided to meet up in Belgium for a weekend trip, I was comforted by the fact that she claimed she could speak French quite well. We were both currently spending the year in Europe, me in Cyprus, her in Belgium. My foreign language education was woefully inadequate, but she had […]

Vigo, Spain: The Best Beaches in the World

Teaching English in Spain has proven to be the best experience of my life. What has really shaped it has been Vigo, the city that I have lived in for the past 10 months, located in the Celtic-influenced region of Galicia near Porto, Portugal. Last year, I applied to a program through the Spanish Ministry […]

Portugal: It Won’t Disappoint

When I lived in Oviedo, Spain two years ago, Portugal was never on the top of my list of must-see countries. But Vigo, the city that I live in now is only an hour and 40 minutes from Porto, the second largest city in Portugal. Because so many cheap Ryanair flights are serviced out of […]

Sarajevo, Bosnia: A Curious Holiday

For a few months in 2016, I lived in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I had two great internships there, one in the Communication Department of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) and the other one at the Secretariat of the Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative (RAI). I enjoyed my work there very much, but I mentioned […]