Medieval buildings, cobbled streets, terracotta rooftops, quaint cafes and...smoked fish on the breakfast buffet? Welcome to Tallin! The capital of Estonia, Tallinn lies on the coast of the Gulf of Finland and is one of the must see destinations in the Baltics. Like stepping back in time, the city is home to one of the most well preserved Old Towns in Eastern Europe. Since making the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in 1997, Tallinn has slowly been...
From ancient ruins steeped in history, to natural wonders that hide hidden beasts, there are plenty of myths and legends that surround some of our favourite destinations. Some have been told through the years to scare misbehaving children whilst others are ingrained in historical textbooks - below are just some of the most interesting tales from across the world.
Perched high on the hillside of Mount Parnassos, the ancient ruins...
You may have heard the ancient city of Dubrovnik referred to as the Pearl of the Adriatic. Standing on the top of the cliff looking down, I felt I had discovered a fantastical place that wasn’t quite of this world. That feeling never left throughout my three days in Dubrovnik.
When I first entered the Old Town through the Gothic Pila Gate, I found that the noises of the outside world silenced themselves. Spread out...
Place yourself in the walled city of Krakow in the 13th Century. Unbeknown to you or the rest of the population of Poland’s walled capital at the time, the Mongols, led by the brilliant military strategist Subutai, were planning a surprise attack to raze the city to the ground. Their plans, however, were to be thwarted. A sole trumpeter spotted the approaching horde and blew a warning, now famously known as the Hejnal Mariacki, that allowed the city’s gates to be closed in time to stop...
Samuel Zifchak is an adventure traveller, having travelled through Eastern Europe extensively. Here he describes setting eyes on Lake Bled for the first time.
Avid traveller, Chelsea Danger gives some tips on how to experience London on a budget. Born in the US, Chelsea has just graduated college and is looking forward to visiting many destinations in the future.
The Trans Mongolian Railway holds a certain mystique for adventure travellers. It's one of the classic overland routes like the Trans Siberian which keeps attracting curious travellers every year. Part of my job at Tucan Travel is to organise the accommodation and the trains for the clients travelling on our Trans Mongolian Railway tour, which operates from St Petersburg to Beijing or in reverse from Beijing to St Petersburg. At times due to irregular train...
A selection of photos from recent travels around eastern Europe. The Balkans region offers up a plethora of sites and attractions along with a diverse and complex history, making it a wonderful, truly unique part of Europe and a great place to visit.