Göteborg, Sweden: A City with Two Names.

Of the 9 European countries we visited, I’m afraid I’d have to rank Göteborg towards the bottom of the list. Like Helsinki, it was a lovely city, with friendly and welcoming people, but it was also a bit… ordinary. Perhaps it didn’t help that we were supposed to go to Stockholm, the capital, but that …

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Geiranger, Norway: Trolls and Mountains.

One of the most beautiful little villages I’ve ever seen, Geiranger is extremely small, with only around 200 to 250 residents calling it home year-round. And yet… it’s the 3rd most popular cruise ship port in the entire country of Norway, generally coming in behind Ålesund and Bergen. It’s located in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, …

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Berlin, Germany: A Quick Trip to the Fatherland.

***Just like in my Helsinki blog (Helsinki, Finland: “The Pearl of the Baltic Sea”.), my fashion sense during this period of my life was horrendous. I'm well aware LOL.*** 🥲 I always wanted to visit Germany, as my mother’s entire side of the family hails from there. I am a 3rd generation American on my …

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Helsinki, Finland: “The Pearl of the Baltic Sea”.

While Helsinki and Finland are lovely, with friendly people and charming historical sights, truthfully, it was my least favorite city/country duo that we visited. It was not because of the people, how we were treated, or even Helsinki itself, but compared to London, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Edinburgh, all of Norway, etc..., Helsinki felt just a …

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Ålesund, Norway: Charming and Colorful.

Of all the European countries we visited, Norway was hands down my favorite. It didn’t have grand palaces like Russia, extravagant parliaments like England, or famous historical classics like Germany, but what it did have, that those countries lacked, was extraordinary natural beauty and unparalleled peacefulness. We visited Norway’s 2nd and 12th largest cities, Bergen …

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Dover, England: Home of the White Cliffs.

***Important note: as I researched for this blog to rewrite it, I found that the castle is currently open to the public; however, the underground secret wartime tunnels are temporarily closed due to Covid, and the underground medieval tunnels are currently closed due to “conservation work”. It is best to continuously check the website https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/dover-castle/

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The Historic Edinburgh Vaults (Scotland).

Our guide giving her first history lesson. Hands down one of the best experiences of my life, these underground tunnels are incredibly famous in the paranormal community and a big prize for ghost and history lovers alike. Those familiar with my blog know I am a fan of haunted places (and basically all things supernatural), …

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Tallinn, Estonia: The Friendly Russia.

I freaking love Estonia. Out of the 9 countries we visited, I’d rank Estonia as number 2 (Norway is number 1 😍). The architecture, the people, the vibe; it was basically myself, personified into a country. I love history, and from the moment we walked up to the gates of the capital city Tallinn, I …

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