I have always heard great things about Melbourne and was really looking forward to visiting the city. People have always told me that Melbourne is the “Cultural Capital” of Australia and that I could expect lots of wonderful coffee shops, independent restaurants, live music, and unique bars. After a few days in Melbourne, I …

I awoke in Vilnius, Lithuania, just in time to run for my pre-booked bus to Riga which departed from Stotis Central Station.  The buses in the Baltic countries are excellent and my bus featured free WiFi which greatly reduced the hardship of the four and a half hour journey after a late night and short …