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the cliff walk

A perfect day trip: Dublin Area Rapid Transport will take you to Greystones. Have lunch at the Happy Pear and then take the Cliff Walk to Bray. On your path you’ll have a steep hillside to your left and the blue sea to your right, flowers in all colors imaginable and the sound of seabirds in your ears. The walk will take you about 2 hours, after which you can have an ice cream or a spin on the Ferris wheel by the beach.  I got tired of carrying stuff so I my favorite scarf had to play a backpack

a cup of coffee in Gamla Stan

Strolling along the streets of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan, take a turn down one of the quiet alleyways and discover those small cafés that offer a perfect shelter from the summer rain. Rustic and simple in style, this café is actually the reception of a small hotel on Sven Vintappares Gränd; In the charming 17th century building it offers a silent haven for those who have exhausted their feet on the crowded cobblestone streets marveling at the many architectural styles, hot dog stands and souvenir shops of the old city. I would recommend to try the tea selection, since the coffee was as old and strong as the cool stone walls.

Riga

When I was flying back from Finland last Sunday, I had to change planes in Riga. The 10h wait in between seemed daunting until I realized that I could actually make the most of the day and visit Riga. I took the inter city bus 22 from the airport and passed through charming decayed neighborhoods, which me and my camera will definitely come back for. The Old City of Riga was beautiful, the sun was shining and the cobblestone streets were filled with musicians giving their best and tourists with their eyes aiming up at the gorgeous art nouveau buildings. I had lunch at a cute place called Garaza (the Garage) just around the corner from the Cathedral Square (Doma laukums) and for a while it felt like I was on a road trip; the food was good too and I enjoyed the rustic atmosphere of the place.