Episodes

December 25, 2018

62: Moscow 2018 Day 4 - On Foot

Day 4 of his Moscow adventure...and Alex is off on foot to see the sights.Highlights of the day included:The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on the northern bank of the Moskva River, a few hundred...

December 24, 2018

61: Moscow 2018 Day 3 - The Armoury Chamber

Alex is back to the Kremlin Precinct for Day 3 of his Moscow adventure..The Kremlin Armoury, is one of the oldest museums of Moscow, established in 1851 and located in the Moscow Kremlin, now a part of Moscow Kremlin Museums. The Kremlin Armoury...

December 23, 2018

60: Moscow 2018 Day 2 - The Kremlin and Red Square

Alex ventures out for Day 2 in  Moscow...Day 2 in Moscow - The Kremlin and Red SquareThe Moscow Kremlin, or simply the Kremlin, is a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red...

December 22, 2018

59: Moscow 2018 - Day 1

Alex is on the road again...this time his trip starts in Moscow..Day 1 in Moscow, Capital of Russia Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the...

January 21, 2018

58: St. Petersburg, Russia Day 3

Day 3 in St Petersburg, Russia and even more historic (and beautiful) buildings...  St. 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...

January 21, 2018

57: St. Petersburg, Russia Day 2

Another chilly, but jam packed day in St Petersburg Russia...Day 2  St. 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...

January 18, 2018

56: St. Petersburg, Russia Day 1

Alex’s travels continue as he moves to St Petersburg,  Russia...Day 1  St. 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...

January 18, 2018

55: Helsinki, Finland Day 3

Day 3 in Helsinki, Finland….and it’s a quick visit to The National Library of Finland  The National Library of Finland is the foremost research library in Finland. Administratively the library is part of the University of Helsinki. Until 1 August...

January 16, 2018

54: Helsinki, Finland Day 2

Day 2 in Helsinki, Finland….another sauna and even more culture… Finland is a Northern European nation bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia. Its capital, Helsinki, occupies a peninsula and surrounding islands in the Baltic Sea. Helsinki is home to the...

January 16, 2018

53: Helsinki, Finland Day 1

Alex travels to Finland in the next stage of his Nordic tour and arrives in Helsinki... Finland is a Northern European nation bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia. Its capital, Helsinki, occupies a peninsula and surrounding islands in the Baltic Sea....

January 15, 2018

52: Norway Day 7 - Bergen Day 2

Day 7 in Norway - and Alex spends another day in Bergen, chasing culture and more spectacular views.. Bergen is a city on Norway’s southwestern coast. It's surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest....

January 15, 2018

51: Norway Day 6 - Bergen

Day 6 in Norway - and Alex begins his Bergen adventure...  Bergen is a city on Norway’s southwestern coast. It's surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest. Bryggen features colorful wooden houses on...

January 15, 2018

50: Norway Day 5 - The Naeroyfjord & Bergen

Day 5 in Norway sees Alex heading off to Bergen via The Nærøyfjord....spectacular is a word he uses a lot.  The Nærøyfjord is a fjord in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. The narrow fjord is a branch of the large Sognefjord, and...

January 12, 2018

49: Norway Day 4, Flam Day 2

Alex’s 4th Day in Norway sees him in Flam for a second day….taking in spectacular views and the fjords...oh the fjords. Plus there’s pretty spectacular food involved as well. ..and shoes. Flåm is a village in southwestern Norway, in an area known for...

January 12, 2018

48: Norway Day 3 - Flam

Alex’s 3rd Day in Norway sees him taking a couple of spectacular train trips to the village of Flam. We're not sure he'll want to come back... Flåm is a village in southwestern Norway, in an area known for its fjords. It sits at the end of...

January 10, 2018

47: Norway Day 2

Alex’s 2nd Day in Oslo, Norway - and he’s off to Holmenkollen and the famous ski jump. Holmenkollen (Urban East Norwegian pronunciation: [²hɔlmənˌkɔlən])[1][2] is a neighborhood in the Vestre Aker borough of Oslo, Norway. In addition to being a...

January 09, 2018

46: Oslo, Norway - Day 1

Alex’s European adventure continues as he moves to Oslo, Norway for the first day of his Scandinavian experiences.  Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces...

January 08, 2018

45: Porto, Portugal Day 3

Day 3 of Alex’s visit to Porto...and what a magical place it is….including a strong connection to Harry Potter. Porto is a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its stately bridges and port wine production. In the medieval Ribeira (riverside)...