Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki will in most cases be the place international travelers get into when visiting Finland. The capital city is located in the comparatively densely populated southern half of the country, far away from the scenic attractions of the polar circle areas in the north. That however doesn’t mean that the region around Helsinki isn’t worth…

Olhao, Portugal

Travelling the Algarve in southern Portugal, one of the most popular travel regions in all of Europe, can sometimes lack a bit of singularity. Waiters addressing you in German at first sight aren’t what I am looking for in a place and neither are streets seamed with nothing but souvenir shops. Olhao is different,¬†for a…

Darlowo, Poland

Darlowo is a popular beachside town that usually gets very crowded in the summer months. Which is why I went there in spring. In the off-season, you pretty much have the place for yourself and that’s a prerequisite to discovering the quiet, authentic side, away from the carnival-like summer atmosphere. Darlowo, Western Pomerania, Northern Poland…