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... from the guidebook; the Astra Museum of Traditional Folk Civilisation. It is an outdoor museum made up of original and restored windmills, watermills, churches, presses, dwellings, sheep pens and artefacts all set among the kind of crops that would have been grown by each relevant group. A highly recommended visit, this place is really unusual and fun to wander round. The staff that attend each of the dwellings are even in period costume and come out to sweep or tend as ...
... morning, between them they gave me a fabulous breakfast. There was sausage, scrambled egg, tomatoes, ham, bread, and best of all coffe.
I say this because they offered me tea, well you would, I said I'd be fine with water, but oh no coffee duly arrived.
The hospitality from two strangers was humbling.
We should all be more open to people, be more welcoming, and say hello!
You just never know what might happen
So the wedding you ...
... about 45 minutes earlier we were very nearly there, but while Andrei and I discussed our options, Dimitri just laid back over his bags. I actually phoned my mate Roy, he would know, but just ended up laughing cos he's gone and bought a BMW bike, so he was no use either.
When we finally found the lair further along the road we had been on earlier, Dimitri finally gave us his advice. The sign did say 6km!
We came ...
Kaliningrad used to be Königsberg and was the capital of Prussia (before German Unification in 1871). Post-WW2, the name was changed by the Soviets after it was annexed. Because of its location, bounded by Lithuania, Poland & the Baltic Sea, it was a closed state and was only
opened up to visitors about 20 years ago. Not surprisingly, there is still a very strong German influence here. ...
... very little international travel. New language, new food, new vistas etc. The people are fantastically generous. We look forward to keeping you posted with our posts.
Liliya & Curtis
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