Just returned from travelling across the Baltic with my boyfriend - it was amazing.
What we got up to:
Got on a bus to Blankenberge and then the train to Bruges, setting us back a sweet 4 euro return. Walked around for a couple of hours and had a beer watching boats pass on the canal.
Went on a boat trip up the Fjords - incredible scenery. I personally wasn’t amazed by the city.
Went to the Rosenberg Palace which was extremely picturesque. Also wandered through the Botanical Gardens which were beautiful.
Wonderful canals and scenery. Just had a wander around the city.
Took a 5 euro boat trip to Suomenlinna, an island with fortresses on it, as well as 800 homes. It was a strange mix between a naval base and a tourist haven. But it had great scenery.
St. Petersburg, Russia:
Took an organised tour (to avoid visa complications/costs) to the Peterhof Palace. So beautiful.
Had been here before but the streets are lovely and quaint. Had a coffee and a beer in a bar.
Gdynia is a small town with not many attractions. The ship were doing an organised tour to nearby Gdansk for 40$ each. We managed to figure out the Polish railway system (and walk for a long time), which was a tad scary. But we got to Gdansk and back for £1.50! We also made it up a huge tower with stunning views for 50p and beers were 80p each. Glorious.
Photos to follow