Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania aren't the most glamorous tourist destinations on the planet. These three northern European nations are cold, lonely, and full of scowling drunks, but they're also overflowing with history and charm. I had a wonderful time walking down ancient streets, exploring forests, checking out concentration camps and torture chambers (alright, 'a wonderful … Continue reading The Baltic States
I’ve been to a lot of weird places in my life - shit, I've been to Wyong - but few have been stranger than the Hill of Crosses, just outside of the Lithuanian city of Siaulia. It's a bizarre and incredible place that shouldn't exist... but does. In case the name doesn't give it away, … Continue reading That’s a shitload of crosses!
Action movie star Charles Bronson is my hero - he's the perfect mix of machismo, coolness and rugged sex appeal - so I was stoked to bump into him while swaggering through the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius this morning. There I was, sipping a beer outside the Vilnius Cathedral, when Charlie wandered by in trendy … Continue reading Chasing Charles Bronson through Vilnius
The adventure is finally underway and I’m happy to say that I haven’t been bashed, stabbed, shot at or blown up yet. Of course, that’s not saying much seeing as so far I’ve travelled only 50km from Gosford to Sydney Airport, but it’s a start. The trip down was very exotic - I sat between … Continue reading A journey of a thousand beers starts with a single can…