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Beginners Guide: Vilnius Lithuania

Whoa, sounds cool. Where is that?  Honestly, I didn’t know much about Vilnius prior to my own visit either. As someone who’s obsessed with travel, especially to Europe, I had already heard wonderful stories about Riga and Tallinn from other people. The Baltics called my name for weeks, enticing me, until I finally caved and […]

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Beginners Guide: Helsinki Finland

I spent the last two days of my summer Scandinavian/Baltic adventure exploring Finland’s capital city: Helsinki. I’ll be honest (aren’t I always?). I was nervous adding Helsinki to my itinerary. I met a few travelers who didn’t like this city very much. Like, at all. Why? The most common complaints were Helsinki was “boring” and “expensive” – […]

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