Armed and Dangerous

Let's face it, the Russians love to have a good fight. Whether it's a war against the Western world or a backyard scrap between two boozed-up homeless blokes, these proud Slavic people are always getting stuck into someone. Moscow's Central Armed Forces Museum serves as a tribute to their history of hurting people, and has … Continue reading Armed and Dangerous

The worst way to spend three hours in Krakow

Wanting to get a sense for Krakow's long and tragic history during my time here, today I wandered into the centre of town and joined a free group walking tour. I was looking forward to learning about the ancient buildings, beautiful churches, and Jewish ghettos populated during the Second World War, and was pleasantly surprised … Continue reading The worst way to spend three hours in Krakow

My time in an Estonian prison

If there's a more miserable place on Earth than Tallinn's Patarei prison, I'm yet to find it. With a long history of bloodshed, cruelty, torture and pain, this former fortress and jail is a wet, smelly, harsh reminder of Estonia's bleak history - and it absolutely should not be missed. Built in 1840 as a … Continue reading My time in an Estonian prison

When the Nazis came to Latvia

A trip to Europe can’t all be about beer and kebabs - although that sounds like a bloody good way to spend a few months! There’s so much history in this magical land, and a lot of it isn’t particularly happy, as I found out today when I took a trip out to the site … Continue reading When the Nazis came to Latvia