Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Eastern European Adventure...

I wasn't planning on any adventurous holidays this summer but the closer it got and as i heard the plans of others for the summer, the travel bug got the better of me!

As such, on 11th July i will be departing for 2 weeks of back-packing in Eastern Europe. Myself and my mate Niall will be starting in Helsinki (Finland) and then we will get a boat to Talinn (Estonia). From there we will travel by bus/train to Riga (Latvia), Vilnius (Lithuania), Warsaw and Krakow (both in Poland) before finishing in Prague (Czech Republic). The plan is to spend a couple of days in each location to see the main sights and get a flavour of the culture.

I love travelling to new places, meeting people from other countries and eating different foods! I'm excited about journeying between places listening to the ipod and reading a good book or two (that's as much multi-tasking as i can manage!). I look forward to some good chats about life over the trip with my friend.

Anyways, this post is not intended to provoke jealousy within you! I'm thinking that many of you have probably already visited some of the places we will be going so can recommend either:
  • things to see/visit
  • places to stay (hostels)
  • good food to try!
I await your comments eagerly!


The Wee Brown-Eyed Girl said...

10 years ago I spent a weekend in Prague and loved it! There's loads to see, we just had a good time wandering around the streets admiring the architecture. We stayed in a really cool B&B and I've just found it on the net: It was v cheap but v clean & excellent facilities, & the owner was quite a character!

Ivonne said...

Oh wow - do you think that provoking jealousy in your fellow sister in Christ is a holy thing to do!?!?! Grrr!!! Wish you a fab time. Have been to Finland before and their selection of cheeses and breads is quite stunning. Also to be tried, their cinnamon pastry called "kannelpusti" - gorgeous! Bon voyage, mon ami!

charlie said...

i'll be giving niall a few hinters about your last two destinations! you'll love them!

wylielad said...

aint travelled much in Eastern Europe but had a cracking day in Prague on a beasty big bridge! Have A Super Time..