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: Oslo

The exhaustion of the overnight train journey from Copenhagen was balanced out perfectly by our mid-trip Airbnb break, a respite from the hectic hostel lifestyle. Having a flat to ourselves was amazing after sharing a room with a minimum of six people for the last week or so, although this Airbnb was a bit different…

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…

TRAVEL: Interrailing around the Baltic Circle: Warsaw

This summer saw my first experience of backpacking - except I didn't take a backpack. I'm justifying still calling this a backpacking trip because we were jumping from country to country by train, living out of tiny bags in hostels, and not staying in one place for more than 3 nights. The exhaustion was easily worth it…