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    25/06/2014

    Eastern Europe and Russsia – Peopl...

    When we travel, it’s not only the places and things that we see that make an impact on us. It’s the people and the characters that we encounter th...
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    21/06/2014

    Riga

    During our first full day in the city, we walked out of our hotel and turned left into the Old Town. Rather than get out our map. we just followed...
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    19/06/2014

    Arriving in Riga

    We were up early this morning to catch the 8:15 Lux Express Bus to Riga. The bus left from the Panorama Shopping centre in downtown Vilnius and seeing...
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    18/06/2014

    Vilnius – Castles and Soviet Build...

    On the surface, Vilnius is a very scenic city. Scratch the surface, however, and move a little out from the main tourist areas and you can see that ma...
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    17/06/2014

    Vilnius Old Town

    We arrived in Vilnius last night to find that we were booked into a different hotel than we thought. There are two Radisson Blu hotels here  and we t...
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Eastern Europe and Russsia – People We Met

When we travel, it’s not only the places and things that we see that make an impact on us. It’s the people and the characters that we encounter that often…

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Riga

During our first full day in the city, we walked out of our hotel and turned left into the Old Town. Rather than get out our map. we just followed…

photo-1.jpg

Arriving in Riga

We were up early this morning to catch the 8:15 Lux Express Bus to Riga. The bus left from the Panorama Shopping centre in downtown Vilnius and seeing that it…

P1020123.jpg

Vilnius – Castles and Soviet Buildings

On the surface, Vilnius is a very scenic city. Scratch the surface, however, and move a little out from the main tourist areas and you can see that many of…

P1020017.jpg

Vilnius Old Town

We arrived in Vilnius last night to find that we were booked into a different hotel than we thought. There are two Radisson Blu hotels here  and we thought that…

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Not Quite the Bolshoi Ballet

On our second last evening in St Petersburg, we had a night at the ballet. It was a private show for those in our Scenic Tour group. It lasted for…

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Why Russians Don’t Smile

I have now found it interesting on both of my trips to Russia to see that people rarely smile. On one occasion on this recent trip, I came across a…

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Cats in Russia

Two old Russian gentlemen had a friendship that went back to the time of the revolution. The first asked the second man ” Do you like cats?” The second man…