10th April ’16 Vilnius and a Poem

Lithuanian protester Vilnius

Another hidden wonder of a city. Juggling a soviet past with modern chic. I have found Vilnius far younger and cooler than Riga. Here I have found the fabled Hipsters S and I searched for in Latvia. There is in fact a Hipster Republic here. An artists refuge has developed here and receded from Lithuania. … Continue reading 10th April ’16 Vilnius and a Poem

2016 Travelogue – Riga – 6th of April

Pori-Helsinki-Tallinn-Riga After a misguided adventure through Helsinki and arriving at a the wrong ferry terminal a taxi picked us up and brought us where we needed to be. And in a fog so thick we couldn't see the water we left. It would seem my sense of direction is better than S's.   Tallinn I … Continue reading 2016 Travelogue – Riga – 6th of April

3rd April ’16 Pori or Travel Plans and Meat Pies

I have been lazy with my updates. I have been in Finland for 2 weeks now and not a single line written - for shame.   The snow is gone. Alas it seems I arrived just in time for the changing of the seasons. I have seen the snow and river melt as Spring slowly … Continue reading 3rd April ’16 Pori or Travel Plans and Meat Pies

7 Podcasts You Should be Listening To And 1 You Probably Are

Come here I wanna tell you something Ssshhh Closer It's a secret   I FUCKIN' LOVE PODCASTS Podcasts are awesome!   In a world where we  are always on the move and seldom have time to train and practice the skills we want to podcasts are the perfect answer. Pop 'em in your ears on … Continue reading 7 Podcasts You Should be Listening To And 1 You Probably Are

25th March ’16 – Pori

Good Friday. Well I'm in Finland. I have been in Finland for a few days actually. I got a lovely ferry from Stockholm - I say ferry. It was more of a huge fuckin' cruise ship and there were islands out the window for nearly the whole way. Beautiful little islands with wooden houses and … Continue reading 25th March ’16 – Pori

Turku – A Brief Travel Guide or Why to Leave Helsinki.

Turku Cathedral

  Turku A bit of a background Turku is on the South West coast of Finland and is Finland's oldest city. Easily accessible by just about any method of transport. It was, until 1809 (when some not so friendly neighbors called by)  the capital of Finland, remained it's most populous city until 1840 and to this day … Continue reading Turku – A Brief Travel Guide or Why to Leave Helsinki.

Stockholm to Turku – Another Ferry and a Poem

Stockholm-Turku Ferry

On my way to Turku. I can not believe how cheap this ferry was.... 15 Euro! And it's a proper ferry too. Not a glorified tanker like the Stena Line ferry I got. This is a cruise ship. There are bars and restaurants, a spa, arcade. Everything you could think of.They sure like gambling in … Continue reading Stockholm to Turku – Another Ferry and a Poem