My name is Lena and I did not quit my job and sold everything to travel the world! But I do have a thirst for travel and a need for constant change. Traveling is the best recipe for inspiration that I know of. Therefore, I have started Travel Monkey Blog as a reminder to myself and my readers that everything is possible, even if you are already busy from 9 to 5 [Read more…]
Kyiv has been there for a long time, in fact, it is one of the oldest settlements in Europe and among the first ones in the Slavic world, dated to exist as far back as the 6th century. But it is now more than ever that Kyiv is meant to be seen by foreign eyes. It has dealt with the deepest crises of 90ies, sensitive democratic demonstrations in the beginning of the millennium, and is ready to accept the visitors from all over the world by making its streets, metro stations and cafe menus readable by foreign eyes.
It’s not a secret that Ukraine has been headlining the news with some distressful messages but this is exactly why Kyiv needs you now. While the remains of Euromaidan revolution are still visible, people are more than ever willing to show that they belong to the European cultural society by welcoming you in the capital city of Kyiv.
Are you having a layover in Sydney? Is this your entry point to a trip in Australia? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to visit and see the majestic Opera house? Whatever it is, my quick guide is here to help you spend your short time in Sydney without diving too deep into your pockets. [click to continue…]
When you think ‘music festival’, Denmark doesn’t automatically come to mind, however, that might be a mistake. A host to one of the biggest music festivals in Europe and the biggest one in Northern Europe – Roskilde festival – Denmark has a wide music landscape which has been expanding even more within the last 20 years. [click to continue…]
No, this is not a suicide note. This is a gratitude note. The one I want to leave now so that at the end of it all, my list of unfinished things doesn’t contain a line saying ‘didn’t thank my parents enough’.
Mom, thanks to you, I feel the luckiest girl on Earth and I want to get it out now, once and for all. [click to continue…]
Whether you are traveling on a gap year or just trying to keep up that travel with a full-time job lifestyle, it is always nice to cut your travel spending. These days it is becoming increasingly easy to find cheap flights using the search engines like momondo or skyscanner that would select the best flight options for you. But how about the cheap destination options?
Well, here is the list of best cheap places to visit for under $40 per day hand-picked by the travel bloggers. [click to continue…]
I rarely post travel unrelated thoughtful posts, but it is one of those thoughts I want to stick. And not just for me, but for as many people who might read this as possible. For those, who struggle in their low without knowing how to get out. Below I’ll try to share and explain a life philosophy which I’ve tested on myself a number of times. [click to continue…]
I have been dreaming of visiting New York for a very long time. Three years in a row it has been on my wish list for every New Year’s Eve. The more I dreamed about it, the more amazing, unattainable and magical it appeared in my head. Come on, this is New York we are talking about, the city that had so many films, songs, and art dedicated to it! But when I finally came to New York which was also my first time in the USA, all that excitement seemed to vanish. It wasn’t the most beautiful city in the world, it didn’t have that greatness that I was looking for. More so, the experience of being in New York was rather frustrating for me. [click to continue…]
So you have also seen all those pretty Instagram pictures of white-faced Greek island of Santorini and you are sold to go? I don’t blame you, Santorini looks fantastic and I was looking into traveling there myself but when I saw the price tag on a one-night stay, I quickly changed my mind. Surely, Greece should be much cheaper than this! And it can be, for example, Paros island can be your alternative to Santorini. Situated in the same Cycladic group of islands, Paros offers the same amount of typical Greek white houses with cheaper prices. [click to continue…]