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Struggles of living abroad

struggles of living abroad

After spending 3 years of my life living away from my home country, I feel like this topic (struggles of living abroad) is important and needs to be covered. In about a month from now I will celebrate 10 years since being back from my student life in Germany. Three months of that time I spent working in a hostel in Berlin. So how does it feel to leave everything behind and start a life at new place?

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Lake Pühajärv hiking trail in Estonia

Estonia is more than just Tallinn. As much as our glorious capital has to offer, you will miss a lot if you don’t drive outside of the city. Estonian forests, lakes, meadows and seaside are well worth exploring. Luckily, we have so many awesome hiking trails – from easy, one hour walks to serious all day hiking routes with overnight possibilities.

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Prague walking itinerary for first time visitor

Prague walking itinerary

Beautiful city of Prague is particularly stunning in first days of September. Cold, rainy autumn hasn’t arrived yet, but the streets start to get emptier from the masses of tourists visiting this great city. If you are coming for the first time (like we did), there is simply no better time! It was conveniently located on our route to Grossglockner High Alpine Road, so we decided to stop here for one day and explore this famous city and it’s attractions.

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Driving the Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Austria

Grossglockner High Alpine Road

Once we arrived in Austria and visited Eisriesenwelt, the largest Ice cave in the world, it was time to explore the mountains some more. High on my list was the famous Grossglockner High Alpine Road – one of the prettiest mountain roads in the world. It is comprised of 36 curves and u-turns, which makes it a dream for any vehicle lover – bikers, car drivers and even bicycle riders!

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How to visit Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave in Austria

eisriesenwelt ice cave

Mountains have always been a major magnet for me. The higher their peaks are, the better. When I was choosing among the popular visitor attractions in Austria, Eisriesenwelt ice cave was an easy choice, because the place has it all – huge walls of rock, great views, fresh mountain air and, by far, the largest ice cave in the world!

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Top Hiiumaa attractions for one day road trip

Hiiumaa

Summer in Estonia is not complete without a proper road trip to one of it’s many islands! As much as I love Saaremaa – the largest island – Hiiumaa has always been my favorite. It has a special atmosphere and unique culture. Once you get off the ferry and let all the fast drivers pass by, you almost have the road to yourself. Everything is so near, you can make a round in just one day while enjoying it’s best spots. 

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CabinZero backpack – my new travel friend!

I love traveling light. Lately, I noticed that many airlines wish to restrict amount of hand luggage taken on board. As a result, hand luggage sized bags are stored with checked baggage and thus suitcases tend to break faster. In fact – no wonder, considering how they are being tossed.

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Business class or economy – What is the difference?

Every time I’m booking my next flight, I always think of why I should or should not book business class. The advantages are certainly clear – better meals, more space, generally nicer experience. But is the extra money worth all the comfort for just a few hours?

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Exploring Eastern Estonia – Ontika, Toila, Vaivara Blue Hills and Lake Peipus

eastern estonia

Summer time is just so great for short road trips. When it comes to picking our next spot, we always look for good variety of sightseeing’s. Eastern Estonia is great because it’s still very near to the capital, but has a lot to offer. On our last trip to Eastern Estonia we explored some of it’s gems, so this time we decided to pick some more places.

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Bucket List Item: Switzerland

Switzerland is a little fairy tale country located in Western Europe. It has long been on my to-go, bucket list, so in today’s post I’m going to reveal some little known, mind blowing facts about this amazing country and why it is worth a visit.

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