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Prior to easter 2005, I was searching for a destination for a European city break which would provide a travel experience to a relatively-unknown city on a favourable budget, and came up with the idea of visiting Tallinn, in Estonia, where I spent 4 inspiring days over easter of that year. After that enjoyable trip, I vowed to return to the region …
We awoke early to head to the Tallinn bus station to catch our ride over into Latvia. It was an annoyingly long walk, made rougher by the fact that half of it was over cobblestone. Not your ideal suitcase-dragging surface. But we gave ourselves lots of time and made it with no issue. The bus itself was really quite nice. For only 14eur, we got relatively comfy seats, a coffee machine on the bus, and free WiFi. Also impressive was how on time ...
At first - second time blog writing in my whole travel experience :) it makes life more colorfull and hopefully could be interesting and helpful to others!
Since active travelling, all options turned to the west, as no language barrier, good climate, more or less safe environment etc. However Asia has been in a list for years to try. Now the dream comes true - for 26 days ...
... all over the world like French or Italian or Chinese cooking, it is so delicious and, in our limited experience, well prepared, using the loveliest, absolutely seasonal, ingredients.
Tonight we shared a dish to start with, purely on the strength of its name in English, "Grey peas with fried smoked pork and kefir" - it just sounded so revolting that it had to be good. And it was. The grey peas were sort of dark chickpeas, and the remainder of the dish (which ...
... Now the population is mostly Lutheran but there are still Russian Orthodox churches and Catholic churches to be found. Most of the Jewish community did not make it through WWII. There is a ruined synagogue and also a memorial monument with names of the Jewish community that did make it.
Here are some of the stories that she told me. There is ...
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