Hello, and welcome to our family travel blog. We are the Baltic family and we are very happy that you are here, everything that you will read on our blog is personal traveling experiences that we have gathered throughout many years. If you are interested in reading interesting travel stories, then we think that you will like our content. We have been traveling all around the world for the past twelve years and we have gathered a lot of experience from each place that we have visited. My wife and I decided to start traveling more because we were spending too much time at work and home, we never had some time to relax or to see some unique place. Therefore, we came up with the idea to travel all the places that we find interesting, no matter what our current situation is, if one of us wants to go we start to pack.
Travel broadens the mind, to paraphrase Mark Twain, which is one reason why more people than ever before are vacationing away from their home country, exploring new lands and new cultures. As anyone who has travelled extensively knows, the world really is an incredible place, and whether you're a new or veteran traveller, there's always something new and breath taking to discover. Prior planning leads to a perfect travel experience, but whilst it's important to have packed all you need for your journey, there's one other thing that can boost your enjoyment levels: improving your English.
The Universal Language
Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken native language in the world, with nearly 850 million people using it as their first language, compared to around 400 million native Spanish speakers and approximately 335 million English speakers. This doesn't tell the whole story when it comes to travel, however, as a significant number of people across the globe speak English as their second language. Many people today travel to several countries at a time, and a grand tour across Europe, for example, could bring you into contact with German, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish speakers, and more. Learning all those languages can be a difficult and time consuming process for a relatively short time spent in their countries, but you'll find that English is widely spoken in all of them – especially in areas that are connected to the custom trade. Across South American, Asia and Africa as well, you'll find someone who understands you if you speak in English.
Enhancing the Joy of Traveling
Travelling abroad can bring delights to all our senses, and it's perfectly possible to enjoy the sights and landscape of a country without speaking a single word. To get an in depth appreciation of a country, however, it helps to be able to communicate with the people who live there. One of the great things about a foreign vacation is the opportunity to learn about the country's culture and history, which is why museums are always a popular destination. The renowned Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one example; home to art treasures of Russia and the world, it attracts four million visitors every year. The Cyrillic alphabet can be difficult for non-Russians to master, but English information is also available for all their exhibits, greatly enhancing the experience for speakers of the language.
An Easy Way to Improve Your English
There are many ways to improve your ability in the English language, but the most effective way is often to get expert help and guidance from specialists in English language teaching such as the Communicate School. This English school in Manchester, a city famed worldwide for both its cultural and sporting heritage, helps people across the world improve and master their English. Courses are available for all abilities, and residential programs are also available allowing students to explore this beautiful and fascinating part of Britain at the same time as improving their English language skills.Whether you study English online, through books, or at an English language school, you'll find that being able to speak the language makes worldwide holidays even more enjoyable. From visiting museums to buying gifts and ordering food, you'll always find the right words to say, wherever your travels take you.
Most people who like to travel with our family does have been to Italy before in the past because that is just one of those must visit places that everyone has on top of their list. It was on our list for sure and we first visited the most famous cities like Rome, Venice, Verona etc. However, only after few years, we heard about the hidden beauty of this country that not many people actually know about and we were very interested and excited to go again. This time, we went to a place in Italy that is not that famous as Venice and you haven’t even head about it most likely. The city that I am talking about is called Craco and it is one of the most breath-taking cities that we have been to. Before you even consider traveling here, I must tell you why this is such a unique city. This city has been abandoned completely after an earthquake in 1980. Of course, the earthquake itself wasn’t the only reason why people had to be evacuated, other natural disasters also didn’t allow people to continue their lives here. If you are interested in hearing more about the history, then you should visit this city because it is a very stunning place that cannot be compared to anything else.
Even if you are a person who is traveling all the time to different major cities, you will love going here because it is a completely different feeling that you haven’t felt before. I can best describe it like walking into a ghost city where nobody lives. Of course, I don’t want to scare you off, there are no ghosts or anything like that, just the feeling of being in a city where people don’t live anymore, they have simply abandoned their homes. Forgotten is definitely not a word that you want to use to describe this city, it may be abandoned, and nobody wants to live there, but it surely isn’t forgotten that I can tell you.Because it is an abandoned city, it is becoming more and more popular by each year as a tourist attraction. I personally believe that people will never forget about this city as long as it stays up. I strongly recommend that you do visit this place because it will be one of those things that you won’t forget in your life.
Some people are afraid to visit this city simply because they think that it is not safe to be in. after all, people have been evacuated from there for a good reason, but this shouldn’t be the reason why you don’t want to go there. Of course, you have to be careful all the time that you are there and try staying on the main road because that is the safest route that you can take. All the buildings and homes that are there are not recommended to tourists because they can collapse at any time.
Planning a traveling tip is always filled with fun activities, especially when you are visiting a unique country such as Estonia. I remember when we first traveled to Estonia, it was during the summer because of the kids, we wanted to take them with us. This is one my personal favorite trips that we have been on because everyone loved spending time there and we had a really hard time coming back home. Before we arrived, we had an idea of how it will all look and how the people are living, but we were quite surprised because it wasn’t like we thought it would be.Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad, in fact, it was even better than we expected. There are just so many nice places to visit in Estonia, I wish I can go back there some other time to explore even more of the Estonian beauty. In case that you don’t want to leave anything to surprise, then there are few things that you should know about before you go there. This way, you will be completely prepared for the journey.
More than Just Once City
The biggest mistake that we have done is that we didn’t plan a lot of traveling inside of Estonia, we were kinda walking around Tallinn all the time and one week before we had to leave, we discovered that there are a lot more beautiful cities and small towns that are just as special as Tallinn. Of course, if you want to travel to Estonia, I do recommend that you spend few days in Tallinn because it is truly a nice city, but after three to four days you will have nothing new left to see or experience. I hope that you are a person who likes the nightlife and going out in nightclubs because in Tallinn you will find a lot of those.Therefore, if you are planning to visit Estonia, make sure to be ready to party hard and to visit some other places. There are many other major cities that will give you a very nice traveling experience. I wouldn’t say it is the best place for a family to travel because of the nightlife, but during the day it is very beautiful.
One of the things that will help you out a lot is to use the local buses to get around some closer cities. When we were there, we first started using the train, but soon realized that is not the best way to travel. Of course, the buses are little more expensive than the train, but overall it is a better option because you get to the destination even faster and you much more comfortable in a bus than a train.
If you are thinking of visiting Russia, then we can only support your decision because we had some experience traveling to Russia, and without a doubt, it is one of the most beautiful and most exciting traveling stories that we have. As you might know, we are traveling quite often, and we have seen various countries and cultures and we were always prepared for what is to come. However, the time we went to Russia, that was completely different, we were pleasantly surprised with the hospitality of that country. Before we visited Russia for the first time, all that we heard about them is that they like to drink and that they are quite aggressive people. Because of all the negative things that we have heard about it, we decided not to bring our kids with us on that trip because at the time they were still very young.As mentioned before, we were pleasantly surprised because the minute we got there we realized how different this country was and that we should have brought our kids with us. There is nothing to worry about if you want to visit Russia, it is truly a great country with endless beautiful places that you can visit. If you want to experience the Russian culture, then we strongly suggest that you do as soon as possible, and you won’t regret it. Here are some helpful tips that will give you the full experience.
Must Visit Places
When you want to travel to a country that you have never been to before, then the first thing that you want to do is do some research on what are the most beautiful places that a tourist must visit. Well, if you really want to know what these places are, then continue reading this article and we will guide you through. A place that not many people know about is the Stalin World and it is a really unique little park that you just have to visit if you are in Russia. You cannot leave Russia without visiting this sculpture park because it holds so much history that you can learn by just being there for few hours. Of course, to enter this part, you will have to pay an entrance fee because people have to maintain the park and the statues. The next must visit place in Russia would be Moscow definitely without any questions because there is just so much to see that you will need few days to get the entire experience.