When you mention you’re visiting Iceland, one of the first reactions you get from people is a sharp intake of breath and some kind of utterance that includes the word “expensive”.
But while it may be true that Iceland is one of the most pricey countries in the world, a visit there doesn’t have to break the bank.
Falling in love with Tallinn is pretty easy. Boasting one of the best preserved medieval city centres in Europe, its old town has bags of fairytale charm. However, since breaking free from the Soviet Union in 1991 the Estonian capital has garnered some cultural clout. And it’s this mix of old and new that makes the city so special.
Escaping reality to start a sustainable new life in the forest is something only most of us will dream of. But, the folks at Projekt Kodu have made this utopic vision a reality. And, for a reasonable price, townies like me can sample an authentic eco-friendly lifestyle – even just for a night.