Helsinki city / Helsingin kaupunki / Helsingfors stad
In Finland, a tongue twister lurked on every corner. Learning the Finnish language seems to take a century, while the country with its amazing capital wowed us immediately.
Pienas, Piens, Piim - the Baltic States. A summary.
The three Baltic countries are in culture and language similar but not identical.
Crisscross through Estonia
Estonia is one of the most sparsely populated and densely wooded countries in Europe. Free access to the forests and its use as a recreational area is a national good - the so-called "everyman's right" applies, of which we also made use.
The underestimated magnificence of Latvia`s shore
In Latvia we traveled along its Baltic See coastline - starting from the popular seaside resort of Liepaja, passing the port city of Ventspils, we headed to Latvia`s capital city Riga.
Lithuania - the unknown enthuses
Lithuania was for us a blind spot on the map. Only the fact that it is the southernmost and largest country of the Baltics we did remember from school days. Everything else was like the conquest of a great unknown.
Poland from south to north
Our journey through Poland led us from the country's south to its north. Skipping big cities, we drove along idyllic villages, juicy green meadows and uncountable small lakes populated by an army of mosquitos.
Between selfie-sticks and commemoration
Thoughts on our visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
Up and down in Slovakia or: “Here is Johnny”
The first country through which we traveled on our journey through Europe had many steep curves ready for our car and reminded us of a horror movie. Slovakia is definitely worth a visit.
When do you depart?
We could not stand this question anymore. We had no answer. Not anymore. Our departure date had already been postponed several times.