Episodes

January 13, 2019

80: Norway Day 2 - Helsinki Day 2

Day 2 in Helsinki, Finland.Helsinki, Finland’s southern capital, sits on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. Its central avenue, Mannerheimintie, is flanked by institutions including the National Museum, tracing Finnish history from the Stone Age to...

January 12, 2019

79: Norway Day 1 - Helsinki

Day 8 in Finland and it’s off to Helsinki.Helsinki, Finland’s southern capital, sits on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. Its central avenue, Mannerheimintie, is flanked by institutions including the National Museum, tracing Finnish history from the...

January 12, 2019

78: Finland 2019 Day 7 - Torassieppi Day 2

Stream episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/travelfirst (mobile friendly). Day 7 in Finland and our second day in Torassieppi.Torassieppi is located by the lake Torassieppijärvi next to the magnificent Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park.Torassieppi...

January 10, 2019

77: Finland 2019 Day 6 - Torassieppi Day 1

Day 6 in Finland, and it’s off to Torassieppi.Torassieppi is located by the lake Torassieppijärvi next to the magnificent Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park.Torassieppi consists of cabin village, reindeer farm & museum, huskyfarm, Winter Village and...

January 09, 2019

76: Finland 2019 Day 5 - Another day in Rovaniemi

Day 5 in Finland, and another day Rovaniemi Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland, in northern Finland. Almost totally destroyed during World War II, today it’s a modern city known for being the "official" hometown of Santa Claus, and for viewing the...

January 09, 2019

75: Finland 2019 Day 4 - Rovaniemi Day 2

Day 4 in Finland, and a second day Rovaniemi Highlights:Touring with Aurora Emotion - the first electric snowmobile safaris in the world.A visit to the Arctic Snow Hotel - Feel the Arctic cold on your face, be active to keep warm, savour a drink from...

January 07, 2019

74: Finland 2019 Day 3 - Rovaniemi

Day 3 in Finland, and Alex moves on to Rovaniemi Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland, in northern Finland. Almost totally destroyed during World War II, today it’s a modern city known for being the "official" hometown of Santa Claus, and for viewing...

January 05, 2019

73: Finland 2019 Day 2 - Kemi Icebreaker

Day 2 in Finland, and another day exploring the delights of Kemi.Highlights of Day 2:Snowmobiling with Lapland Safaris…A trip on the Sampo Icebreaker. Sampo is a former icebreaker from the Finnish government, and since years ago, it has been taking...

January 04, 2019

72: Finland 2019 Day 1 - Kemi

Day 1 in Finland (yes, Alex has relocated) and it’s straight off to Kemi...Santa’s Port.Kemi is a town on Bothnian Bay in Lapland, Finland. It’s known for the massive Sampo icebreaker, a giant ship built to ply the Arctic waters. At Kemi’s harbor is...

January 04, 2019

71: St. Petersburg 2019 Day 4 - Catherine Palace

Day 4 (and the final one) in St Petersburg...and it’s an Uber ride to visit the opulent Catherine Palace, Pushkin.The Catherine Palace is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo, 30 km south of St. Petersburg, Russia. It was the summer...

January 02, 2019

70: St Petersburg 2019 Day 3 - 20 km On Foot

Day 3 in St Petersburg...and on foot again covering 20 plus Kms in the day.Highlights of the day include:The Moika Palace or Yusupov Palace was once the primary residence in St. Petersburg, Russia of the House of Yusupov. The building was the site of...

January 01, 2019

69: St Petersburg 2019 Day 2 - The Choral Synagogue

Day 2 in St Petersburg...and it's New Years Day 2019 so all public buildings are closed.Alex takes to foot to see what he can find.Highlights of the day include:The Grand Choral Synagogue of St. Petersburg is the third largest synagogue in Europe. It...

December 31, 2018

68: St Petersburg 2019 Day 1 - The Mariinsky Theatre

Alex moves on to St Petersburg...Day 1St. Petersburg is a Russian port city on the Baltic Sea. It was the imperial capital for 2 centuries, having been founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, subject of the city's iconic “Bronze Horseman” statue. It...

December 30, 2018

67:Moscow 2018 Day 9 - The Ostankino Tower and Hello St Petersburg

Day 9 of Alex’s Moscow adventure...one last bit of sightseeing...then off to St PetersburgHighlights of the day include:Ostankino Tower is a television and radio tower in Moscow, Russia, owned by the Moscow branch of unitary enterprise Russian TV and...

December 29, 2018

66: Moscow 2018 Day 8 - From the Space Race to the Bizarre

Day 8 of Alex’s Moscow adventure...his last full day in this wonderful city...Highlights of the day include:The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics is a museum in Moscow, Russia, dedicated to space exploration. It is located within the base of the...

December 28, 2018

65: Moscow 2018 Day 7 - Lenin's Mausoleum

Day 7 of Alex’s Moscow adventure...Highlights of the day include...Lenin's Mausoleum, also known as Lenin's Tomb, situated in Red Square in the centre of Moscow, is a mausoleum that currently serves as the resting place of Soviet leader Vladimir...

December 27, 2018

64: Moscow 2018 Day 6 - More History and Eliseevskiy

Day 6 of his Moscow adventure..and Alex gets  more history...and a spectacular grocery storeThe State Historical Museum of Russia is a museum of Russian history wedged between Red Square and Manege Square in Moscow. Its exhibitions range from relics...

December 26, 2018

63: Moscow 2018 Day 5 - Bunker 42

Day 5 of his Moscow adventure..and Alex gets a taste of cold war nostalgiaThe highlight of the day...a visit to Bunker 42The Tangansky Protected Command Point, also known as An-02, FS-293, FS-572, and GO-42, as well as RFQ "Tagan", and now Exhibition...