Exploring Riga and Jurmala, Latvia

We drove south to Riga, Latvia’s capital. It had a beautiful old town full of art nouveau buildings; the finest and largest collection in Europe infact. Faces followed us around the city on the edges of buildings and carved into walls. The old town was a maze of tall pastel buildings, all so well preserved…

From modern Helsinki to medieval Tallinn

We managed to get a free IKEA bus into Helsinki city centre, and repaid them by eating 5 hot dogs, 2 calzones, 1 ice cream and 1 drink for a romantic dinner. I enjoyed walking through the Tori Quarter with its little lane ways and hidden cafés. It reminded me of the lanes back home…

Beautiful Bergen and a taste of whale

We got pretty shit weather for the whole of the Hardangerfjord drive, but it still looked beautiful and the rain only made the valley of waterfalls more impressive. The driving has been a bit stressful as the roads are so narrow and the Norwegians like to leave a huge gap between them and the wall….

Stavanger and the waterfall highway

So it’s another birthday away from home, so far I’ve had my 20th on an island in Thailand, my 21st on a pub crawl in Toronto, 22nd in Buenos Aires, Argentina with an old friend, my 23rd snowboarding in New Zealand, 24th finally reunited with my family, and now my 25th in Norway. I’ve just…