Europe, Ukraine

A Guide To Kiev

If there was one place this summer that stole my heart, it would be Kiev. I don’t know what exactly it was—the laid back atmosphere, the surprising beauty of the city, the passionate people who love their country, or the fact that it was insanely affordable. But something about Kiev clicked with me, and I… Read More A Guide To Kiev

Belarus, Europe

17 Things To Do In 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


18 Months Of Blogging!

I can barely believe that it’s that time already… but today I’ve been blogging for 18 months! A whole year and a half since I started Away With Maja and invited you all to follow along with my adventures around the world. I can barely remember what my life was like before blogging. I can… Read More 18 Months Of Blogging!

Europe, Russia

Red Square: Your Guide To Moscow’s Top Attraction

Red Square is synonymous not just with Moscow, but with Russia itself. Located at the heart of the Russian capital, Red Square (or “krasnaya ploschad” // “Красная площадь”) is a massive square filled with some of the most noteworthy attractions in the country. Red Square is an enigma. You could easily spend several days here,… Read More Red Square: Your Guide To Moscow’s Top Attraction