Trakai – A great day trip from Vilnius, Lithuania

Trakai Vilnius Lithuania

Trakai is a beautiful historic city located 17 miles (28 kilometres) from Vilnius in Lithuania. The town dates back to 1337, though there were settlements in the area before that. There are 200 lakes in the region with 21 islands.  In Lake Galve a castle was built on one of the islands, Trakai Island Castle.  Construction started in the 14th century and was mostly completed by 1409.  During the wars in the 17th century, the castle was damaged and eventually fell into disrepair, it was then reconstructed and mostly finished in 1961. Continue reading

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Vilnius, Lithuania – Things to do in 2 days there

Vilnius, Lithuania

I was trying to make a decision where to visit in September and finally decided on the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia) as I kept seeing so many pictures from people visiting and had yet to visit myself.  I decided my first stop would be Vilnius, Lithuania. Continue reading

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San Blas Islands, Panama – Why you should visit paradise

San Blas Islands Panama

I first heard about the San Blas Islands when I was travelling in Colombia.  As there is no road from Panama to Colombia a lot of people opt for the 4 night/5 day boat trip.  It’s quite an expensive option and as I get so seasick I believed it was a trip I was never going to do and a place I was never going to see. Continue reading

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Choquequirao Trek – An amazing alternative to seeing Machu Picchu

Choquequirao Cachora Cusco Peru

I first saw Choquequirao on Ben Fogle’s Extreme Dreams in 2006.  I had visited Machu Picchu the previous year and had fallen in love with Peru and to know that there was another Inca ruin, visited by very few people in the middle of nowhere, made me determined that the next time I was in Peru I would go. Continue reading

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