TRAVEL: Sunny Salzburg to Rains on Königsee

Although I knew that Salzburg was in a unique location, not just surrounded by mountains, but amongst them, the first surprise of our weekend away was that our hostel was literally on the top of a mountain. After arguing with Google Maps for five minutes and then embarking on a mission through the mountain itself,…

TRAVEL: Interrailing around the Baltic Circle: Helsinki

After 16 hours of travelling from Stockholm, we dumped our stuff in our hostel and immediately headed out for some food. We took in our first afternoon in the city sitting by the river, and the sun came out in force while we were relaxing there, making for a very peaceful start to the city.…

TRAVEL: Interrailing around the Baltic Circle: Stockholm

Within minutes of getting into our hostel in Stockholm, we immediately realised that this was far more social than the other hostels we had been in. We were invited  to a bar crawl in Gamla Stan, Stockholm's old town, and after a speedy dinner in Burger King (cultural, I  know), we headed straight out into…

TRAVEL: Interrailing around the Baltic Circle: Copenhagen

My first thought of Copenhagen was it felt exactly how I expected it to. Canals, brightly coloured rows of houses, bikes flying past you: the picturesque epitome of a Scandinavian city. Our first night was spent tip-toeing around a dorm room of early sleepers - we got to our hostel at 8.45pm to find our room…