A weekend getaway in Latvia. Kuldīga

Venta river. A weekend getaway in Latvia. Kuldīga

Originally me and my mom were thinking to go to Ventspils, since none of us have ever been there. But I thought it would be best to visit this city some other day and by car; the bus trip would be exhausting, because it takes over three hours, if I’m not mistaken.

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Last minute deal: 7 days in Paradise. Tenerife. Final thoughts

Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

To be completely honest with you, I wasn’t really excited about my trip to Tenerife in the beginning. I never wanted to go there. I never even considered it as a bucket list material. Funnily enough, it was on my “never to go to” list, along with Turkey, Egypt and Thailand.

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Last minute deal: 7 days in Paradise. What and where we ate in Tenerife

Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands

I’m so happy that we had an entire apartment all to ourselves. And having a possibility to cook in our own kitchen was a game changer. It made things so much easier and cheaper. We could eat what we wanted at any time we wanted, and Lidl was just around the corner. Plus, the food and local wines are quite cheap on Tenerife. So, most of our breakfasts (croissants, eggs, jamon, zebra donuts, pastry) and dinners (Canarian black potatoes, local fish, salads, etc.) we had in the apartment.

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Last minute deal: 7 days in Paradise. Road trip to Mount Teide

Road trip to Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary islands, Spain

 “To visit Tenerife and not to see the Mount Teide is like to come to Rome with no intention of seeing the Colosseum”, that’s what I thought when I was checking Tenerife travel brochure in the morning.  So, on the last day of our vacation we finally went to see the famous Peak up-close. Spoiler alert: best decision ever!

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Accommodation in Tallinn: TALLINK hotels

Accommodation in Tallinn, Tallink hotels, Estonia

There are three Tallink hotels in Tallinn: Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel, Tallink City Hotel and Tallink Express Hotel. I’ve stayed in all of them more than once. And in this post I would like to share my accommodation experience.

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Last minute deal: 7 days in Paradise. Flipper Uno. Aboard the pirate ship

Puerto de Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary, Islands, Spain

After watching Pirates of Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl back in 2003 I got obsessed with the wooden ships, and ever since I was hoping that one day it will be possible to sail one. I also remember how excited I was being onboard the Russian frigate Shtandart during the Turku Tall Ship Races in 2017. If someone asked me then would I leave my 9 to 5 job and join the crew for a minimum wage, I would happily say yes without any hesitation.

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