Category Archives: Central & Eastern Europe

11 Insightful Books About the Soviet Union Worth Reading

11 Insightful Books About the Soviet Union Worth Reading

There are many great books about the Soviet Union worth reading if you’re into history and keen to learn more. This is a guide to eleven detailed and informative USSR books that we think will give you a better understanding of the Soviet Union.  Many are accounts and contain a lot of insight while the […]

15 Extremely Useful Things to Know Before You Visit Lithuania

15 Extremely Useful Things to Know Before You Visit Lithuania

There are many important things to know before you visit Lithuania. This is a guest post from Lithuanian bloggers Astraveler indicating all the useful things to know before visiting Lithuania.  We hope that if you’re traveling there… this will be a great starting point for helping you plan your trip to Lithuania. Things to Know […]

5 Detailed Books on Chernobyl to Read Before Visiting the Exclusion Zone

5 Detailed Books on Chernobyl to Read Before Visiting the Exclusion Zone

There are many great books on Chernobyl worth reading if you’re interested in learning more about the Chernobyl disaster.  The following books about Chernobyl are ones we recommend reading before you visit the Exclusion Zone.   Books on Chernobyl to Read Before Exploring the Exclusion Zone Tourism to Chernobyl has exploded in the last year thanks […]

Forgotten Memories of the Abandoned Amusement Park in Elektrenai

Elektrenai. Even the name sounds pretty cool despite my inability to let it truly roll off of the tongue as if I were Lithuanian.  By the time I ended up visiting the abandoned amusement park in Elektrenai, Lithuania in March 2018, a place I had only heard about from a Finnish friend living in Vilnius […]

16 Things to Do in Lviv, Ukraine: A Complete 2-Day Itinerary

It’s no secret that Ukraine is one of my favorite countries, if not my absolute favorite country. This is a post about how to spend 2 days in Lviv with the best things to do in Lviv, Ukraine for the first-time traveler.  The Lviv itinerary is written by Ukrainian sisters, Inessa and Natalie, and it […]

Gyor, Hungary – The Charm in Visiting a Place You Know Nothing About

Szechenyi Square in Gyor, Hungary

For years, I have compared Vienna, Prague, and Budapest to the Bermuda Triangle.  The three cities suck people in, and the people never see anything outside of Prague’s resplendent castles, Vienna’s spellbinding architecture, and Budapest’s incredible restaurant scene (and shameless nightlife).  A city break to Budapest, Prague, or Vienna is completely understandable as all three are some […]