Archive | September, 2010

Featured Photo: Flag of Denmark

While in Tallinn, Estonia I came across this interesting monument while out on a free walking tour. This is believed to be the site where the Dannebrog (Danish Flag) came to be. The story goes that the Danish were locked in battle and it was going badly, almost to the point where they had lost. But as they were about to give in a flag dropped from the skies. The […]


Cathedrals and Soumenlinna

With my brief exploration of Helsinki the night before thanks to my Couchsurfing hosts I was looking forward to finding my own way around the city. In the evening I had planned to meet up with my hosts again to take the ferry to the Soumenlinna fortress before crashing at their house that night. Departing the hostel I dumped my gear at my hosts place before wandering off into town […]


Day One Helsinki

Waking up to my bunk mates moving around and preparing to disembark the ship was defiantly not welcome after my late night of drinking. To make things worse it was about 6:30AM and I still had to find my hostel before I could begin to relax. Jumping ship and heading off to the tram that would deliver me in the vicinity of my hostel I was surprisingly joyful. My decision […]


The Ferry to Finland

The last day in any place is a sad one, your leaving familiar surroundings that were once foreign to head to new lands and repeat the process. Still this time I wasn’t leaving via train it was an overnight ferry that takes a good old 16 hours to complete so it had an excitement factor that I was eager to explore. Saying goodbye to my new friends as they made […]


Featured Photo: Astronomical Clock, Prague

Head on into the center of Old Town and if you see a crowd of people looking up at the side of the Old Town Hall then chances are you’ve found the Astronomical Clock in Prague. The clock or Orloj as its called is located on the southern wall and is made up of three components. The Astronomical Dial, The 12 Apostles and the Medallions of the Zodiac. On the […]