Eastern Europe

In this latest series, I will be going through all the countries I’ve travelled to on my mission to visit every single country in the world. In this article, we will be covering country #63: Slovenia. If you haven’t gotten a chance already, read this story first to find out why I’m trying to…
In this latest series, I will be going through all the countries I’ve travelled to on my mission to visit every single country in the world. In this article, we will be covering country #62: the Czech Republic. If you haven’t gotten a chance already, read this story first to find out why I’m…
In this latest series, I will be going through all the countries I’ve travelled to on my mission to visit every single country in the world. In this article, we will be covering country #42: Slovakia. If you haven’t gotten a chance already, read this story first to find out why I’m trying to…
In this latest series, I will be going through all the countries I’ve travelled to on my mission to visit every single country in the world. In this article, we will be covering country #43: Hungary. If you haven’t gotten a chance already, read this story first to find out why I’m trying to…
After flying from Kigali, Rwanda and having an Istanbul layover self tour, I was now off to Romania. My goal in Romania is to travel from Bucharest to Bran Castle and see the famous “Dracula’s Castle”. However, because Karen and myself only had two nights in Romania and one full day, we didn’t have…
After flying out of Minsk, Belarus, I was now on the final two days of my one year trip. I usually hate long bus rides, especially overnight ones, but this one felt bitter sweet. I was taking one final overnight bus that will take me from Lithuania, through Latvia, and arriving in Estonia the…
Originally, I never planned on going to Belarus during my trip to Europe. The VISA to the country is very expensive reaching over $400 USD previously. Then, something changed. By February 12, 2017, a new decree was introduced in Belarus allowing citizens of 80 countries to visit the country VISA-free as long as they…
In one of the more interesting part of my trip to Ukraine, my friend Stanislav insisted we take the sleeper train from Lviv to Odessa. I’ll never forget what he said to me. He said: “You need to take this train to get a local experience, you’ll hate it because I hate it.” Well,…
Lviv, Ukraine is an interesting place. It was originally a part of Poland; however, sometime after World War 2, the borders of Poland switched leftward. Lviv then went to Ukraine and the city of Wroclaw, which used to be a part of Germany, is now in Poland. Stanislav, my friend who lives in Kiev…
My adventure to Kiev, Ukraine, first started when I travelled to Hong Kong. That’s odd, what does Hong Kong have to do with Kiev, Ukraine? Let’s find out… On my way to Jeju Island, South Korea, I had an overnight stopover in Hong Kong after flying from Hanoi, Vietnam. It turned out to be…