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The Self Declared Republic of Uzupis – A Country within A City within a Country

Pounding the pavements of Vilnius, admiring all the Gothic churches, and impressive squares, I was surprised to hear that there was a self-declared Republic nearby. Where? I asked, expecting them to tell me about some neighbouring country. Oh about 5 minutes from here, they replied. Huh?! Welcome to Uzupis, a neighbourhood in Vilnius, that on Continue Reading »

A Goodbye and Thanks to Finland, and Hello to Mainland Europe

I’ve not only waved a temporary goodbye to Scandinavia, but also my two good buddies who took the trans Siberian train with me, so it’s onwards into Eastern Europe all alone… Looking back at my time in Finland, I feel so happy about the things I was fortunate enough to see and the people I Continue Reading »

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