Travel Budgeting: Vienna

As I was expecting, Vienna turned out to be an expensive city to visit. Nonetheless it is incredibly beautiful and definitely worth a (short) stay.     City: Vienna Travel Style: Budget Currency: Euro Daily Spend: 70€     Cost Breakdown Accommodation: 3 nights = 65€ 15€ per night for a 10 bed dorm room at Best Location…

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Exploring Budapest on foot: 5 must sees

When I first arrived in Budapest I was a little overwhelmed by the size and scope of Hungary’s capital. I’d also heard a lot of good things, so my expectations were high. However, it didn’t take long for the charms of the city to win me over and in the end, I had a hard…

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The thing I enjoy most while traveling

Three weeks ago I left my job in Helsinki and started travelling through central Europe, on a trip that as yet has no end date or destination. I have several ideas in mind as to what I might do when I finish this stint of traveling, but these areas are well and truly in the…

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Budapest Favourites

Some of my favorite things to do in Hungary’s capital. Favourite Place to Read Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library. Head up to the 4th floor and you won’t want to leave. Definitely worth the 1000 HUF (3€) entry fee.       Favorite View Looking down on the Danube and Pest from the top of the…

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London spring photo diary: exploring Chelsea and Kensington by foot

My first trip to London was in November. It was grey and dreary and my impression of England’s capital could generally be described as ‘blah’. Having returned in springtime for a quick weekend trip I was enchanted by the cherry blossoms and endless white and maroon Magnolia flowers adorning the conjoined houses of Chelsea and…

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Could I Live Here? My checklist for deciding on a new home

Lately, whenever I visit a new city that I like, I start to wonder if could I live there. Searching for my new home has become a big part of my current travels. This is not a new exercise for me- I’ve done it a few times over the past 3 years- in Edinburgh, Lyon,…

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Travel Budgeting: Budapest

Budapest has became a crazily popular tourist destination in recent years due to the beauty, culture, nightlife and affordability for western tourists. Below is a breakdown of what I spent during 6 days in Hungary’s capital.   City: Budapest Travel Style: Budget Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF): 1€ = 300 HUF Daily Spend: 40€     Cost…

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How I use Google Maps to plan my walking and travel routes

It’s no secret that I love walking- especially when exploring a new place. Some days I love to head out into a new city with no plan of where I’m going and no expectations of what I might see. Other days, I know there are key things I want to visit and on those days…

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Exploring Vilnius by foot: 5 must sees in my favourite Baltic city

Vilnius blew me away. For many reasons. Firstly, it’s incredibly beautiful. The baroque old town is full of intricately detailed and colored buildings, with church towers dominating the skyline. Yet the town is also close enough to nature that you don’t feel overwhelmed by city life and can readily take a stroll by the river,…

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Travel Budgeting: Lithuania

For each country I visit over the next few months I’ll be writing a budget post detailing where I spent my money and how much my daily spend was. I hope these posts will give an indication on how much to save and budget for travel to these countries. City: Vilnius Travel Style: budget Currency:…

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