Santorini

I had no expectations for Santorini. I thought I saw too much of it on instagram and I imagined it to be too touristy for my liking. However, I thought I’d probably never get a chance to go there with the family again, so we added this island to our itinerary. I have to admit … More Santorini

Paros

Deciding which islands to visit in Greece is probably one of the hardest things when planning your holiday there. There are roughly 6000 islands, with over 200 being inhabited. Even if you were on a reaaaaally long holiday, it would still take hell lot of time to see them all. Obviously, some of them are … More Paros

Athens

Both of my parents had their 60th birthdays last year, so we thought the best way to celebrate was to have a family holiday somewhere warm. It’s incredible how difficult it can be to plan a holiday when you choose to travel from two different countries.  There was no point for me flying to Lithuania … More Athens

Helsinki

Exactly a year ago I was wandering around Helsinki, thinking how amazing it was to finally visit Finland. Spending Christmas at home usually means getting flights with a random stop over somewhere and this time, I could spend a day in Helsinki on my way back to Edinburgh. I arrived quite late, so after I … More Helsinki

Ghent & Brussels

I wish I knew who, when and where planted an idea in my head that I needed to go to Ghent. It had been bothering me for a few years, so in January earlier this year I finally made a weekend trip to Belgium. The flight times were perfect hence on Friday night I found … More Ghent & Brussels

Hamburg

In May 2018 I agreed to catch up with one of my best friends in Hamburg. Not sure if it was a joy of finally seeing her again, the weather, the city or the combination of them all, but I had an absolutely fantastic time there. What really surprised me about Hamburg was that there … More Hamburg

Batumi

Going to Batumi was like going back in time. I remember seeing some of my parents’ photos from years ago when they used to travel in the Soviet Union. Almost everything in Batumi felt like being transferred to the scenes of the old photos and the feeling was really rather strange. My parents agreed with … More Batumi

Ushguli

Going to Ushguli in Georgia was quite an experience. It’s a UNESCO world heritage site and is said to be the highest (approx. 2100m above sea level) permanently inhabited village in Europe. You can walk to Ushguli from Mestia in about four days if you want to stay in guesthouses or three days if you … More Ushguli