Simon's Travel Blog
Hi I’m Simon, welcome to my travel blog. After my studies, and a little work, I left my job to travel east for seven months from Estonia to Vietnam, via Turkey, Georgia and central Asia and Thailand, mostly over land, but with a few flights to skip some difficult visa applications. I’ve written about my trip here. I try to combine my own personal observations with some light historical facts and some funny anecdotes. As well as the seven month trip I’ve written a few stand alone blog posts from trips that I’ve done to other countries. I’ll try to add posts as I travel more.
A ten day trip in the winter of 2016 to the kingdom of Jordan, from the capital Amman to the ruins of Petra, via Dana national park.
First country on the trip, starting with summer in Tallinn, canoeing in the bogs of Soomaa, and cycling the island of Kihnu.
Latvia and Lithuania
A short hop through the two Baltic countries of Latvia and Lithuania on my way to Poland; mostly the cities of Riga and Kaunas.
Ten days in Poland, on route to Ukraine. I was joined by my brother for a week and we centred our trip on Warsaw and Krakow, with an educational stop at Aushwitz.
Trip by train through this facinating and underated country on the eastern flank of Europe; taking in Lviv, Kiev and chernivtsi, with a tour of Chernobyl on route.
Facinating trip from the very north east of this enchanting country to see the painted monestries near Suceava, hiking in Maramures, train through Transivania, the capital and partying on the black sea.
Regretably short transit along the black sea cost in Bulgaria as I make my way towards Turkey.
From Batumi to Tblisi by minibus, via the high mountains of Svaneti and the birth place of Stalin.
Overnight train to Baku, before I fly to central Asia, just time to take in Azerbaijan's otherworldly mud volcanoes.
Thailand Part 2
Second visit to Thailand, focusing on the mountainous north of the kingdom, and the island of Koh Kood.