Riga, Latvia - Saturday 13th May to Tuesday 16th May We made our way into Latvia in the time honoured, Balkan way: Lux Express. The Balkans may not have the greatest and most extensive railway network, but their coaches are top notch. Seat-back entertainment, free tea/coffee, and a loo. Lux indeed. The other great thing about coach travel is that it's reliably cheap. Vilnius to Riga for £11.75 each. Arriving into Riga we had a bit of a palaver finding the way to our accommodation, but … [Read more...] about Week Nine Roundup: Loving Latvia
As the saying goes, 'You have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce'. Admittedly, we may not have the vocal talent or the pushy parenting that she experienced, but I really like this quote. But how EXACTLY can you plan and reach your Goals? Keep reading for a step by step guide and a free planning sheet. Its a stark reminder that we all get the same 1,440 minutes every single day. And what makes us all different is how we choose to spend that time. After my 33rd birthday last … [Read more...] about Create Your Best Year Ever!
Poznań - Friday 5th to Monday 8th May Almost as soon as we were across the Oder River we could feel the change from West to East. We had made it to Poland - unbelievably, only the fifth country on our journey. The passing landscape felt almost like a parody of the Eastern Bloc; dilapidated buildings and wooden railway water towers offset by modern Ford Focuses and the occasional Audi - the most obvious signs that we were no longer in Soviet times. Arriving into Poznań, we hailed a cab to … [Read more...] about Week Eight Roundup: Eastern Europe Express
Berlin - Saturday 29th April to Friday 4th May We stepped onto the Ferry in Rønne, Bornholm, and questioned that we were in the right place. It was totally deserted, and the ferry was due to leave in twenty five minutes. We settled into the upstairs lounge, after spotting two fellow ferry-goers, and waited. Suddenly, at just before 9am, there was an influx of people and we were underway. Only twelve more hours to Berlin! We drew in to Sassnitz, on the German Baltic coast, to discover … [Read more...] about Week Seven Roundup: Berlin or Bust
Copenhagen - Friday 14th April to Friday 21st April PHIL: "I wouldn't recommend anything in Copenhagen to anybody." Although this isn't necessarily 100% true, this is kind of how we were left feeling after a week in Copenhagen. For a City that has been voted the happiest place to live, we found it a different experience entirely. Phil has recounted his thoughts below, and while we appreciate we may have had a different experience to many, this is what we found. First things first, … [Read more...] about Week Five Roundup: Copenhagen!!!
At the end of 2016, it seemed the UK went crazy for the Danish Concept of 'Hygge'. A lifestyle choice that means warmth, cosiness and friendship. After spending five weeks in Denmark, I have had the chance to experience Hygge first hand, living and talking to Danish people all over Denmark, to really get an idea of what it is all about. It doesn't look like the idea is slowing down in 2017 either. During a time of Brexit, Political Change and frightening headlines, it's more important then … [Read more...] about Free Email Course: How to be Hygge