I’ve spent the last several years exploring Europe, and one region specifically: Eastern Europe. It is by far my favorite region in the world—there are so many places to see! This post is all about the cost and the money I spent. As a seasoned budget traveler, I knew that my big trip this last… Read More How Much Does It Cost To Travel Eastern Europe For 6 Weeks?
I’ve visited lots of places in Eastern Europe. It is one of my favorite regions in the world to explore, but one that so many people deem “dangerous” and disregard completely. Which is why I’m here to tell you that it’s not that scary, and absolutely worth visiting! A trip to Eastern Europe will require… Read More 20 Tips for Traveling Eastern Europe
Another hostel review! One of my goals is to start creating a resource of accommodation reviews here on Away With Maja. I love hostels and always prefer to stay in them during trips. Here’s my review of Revolucion Hostel in Minsk, Belarus! Location: Revolucion Hostel has a great location right in Minsk’s city center. It… Read More Hostel Review: Revolucion Hostel, Minsk
Two of the most popular places to visit in Belarus are located just outside of the capital, Minsk: Mir Castle and Nesvizh Castle. While it’s (fairly) easy to get to either of these from Minsk, it’s tough to see both in the same day without joining a tour. There is virtually no public transportation between… Read More A Daytrip To Mir Castle From Minsk
Minsk is the largest city in Belarus, the country touted as “Europe’s last dictatorship.” With strict visa restrictions and relatively unknown attractions, Minsk sees very few tourists. But now with visa-free travel for 5 days, Belarus may soon be seeing more visitors than ever! Chances are if you’re headed to Belarus, you’ll be visiting the… Read More 17 Things To Do In Minsk
In February, the country of Belarus in Eastern Europe introduced a new 5-day visa-free scheme. As Belarus is one of the most closed-off countries in Europe, this was a huge change and one that I knew I wanted to take advantage of. There is next to nothing available (short of the official government websites) about… Read More Visiting Belarus Visa-Free For 5 Days: Everything You Need To Know