You gotta love big, buff guys sportin’ pageboys and holding glowing globes. I mean, really. And you’ll find these stoic, Prince Valiant look-alikes standing guard in front of Helsinki’s Central Railway Station.
When traveling in a new area, we prefer traveling by train or bus. It gives us a chance to see the countryside, observe how people live, and gain insights into their culture – well, and nap.
Plan as you might, whether between cities, countries, or continents, transit days are tiring and stressful. Some trips are harder than others of course, but in foreign countries almost all trips are demanding.
We live on a small island. Not much escapes us. But when a casual conversation with new friends at our local Starbucks turned from computer hacking to Christmas decorating, my ears pricked up.
As long-term travelers, we learned long ago that to enjoy ourselves, we have to pace ourselves. It’s always about quality over quantity. We see what we see, and as for the things we miss, well, there’s always next time.
One of the basic requirements for successful travel is knowing that where you want to go, is in fact, where you’re going. As obvious as this sounds, travel blogs (including ours) are littered with stories of taking the wrong bus, train, road, or street, and ending up in the wrong place. This is exactly the …
If you’re a day-trippin’ travel junkie who loves the rush of entering a new country, Malmö, Sweden is the bomb.