Monthly Archives: December 2019

A Baltic Journey: Estonia (part 2)

Tallinn, Upper Town – from the Kohtuotsa viewing Platform Tallinn’s Upper Town, on Toompea Hill, is as charming as the Lower Town. We explored it on a guided tour. Our tour guide was excellent and she enriched our knowledge not … Continue reading

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A Baltic Journey: Estonia (part 1)

Tallinn Old Town, Lower Town  Tallinn is a beautiful city full of exquisite architecture, both new and old. Although we didn’t have time to visit modern Tallinn, we meandered through the medieval Old Town on a quiet Saturday morning by … Continue reading

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A Baltic Journey: Russia (part 2)

The State Hermitage Museum seen from Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshad) The day we visited the Hermitage, it was packed with tour groups given in many languages. Our large Cunard group was masterfully guided by a Russian tour guide – a … Continue reading

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A Baltic Journey: Russia (part 1)

St. Petersburg

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A Baltic Journey: Finland

A rainy day in Helsinki Havis Amanda Fountain and Sculpture  by Ville Vallgren Bicycles at the edge of Esplanadi Park Esplanadi (Espa) Park Helsinki Central Station Helsinki Central Station Helsinki Central Station Senate Square and the Lutheran Cathedral of St. … Continue reading

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A Baltic Journey: Germany

The Queen Elizabeth docked in Warnemünde Whenever I tell anyone that I am going on a trip, the predictable question asked of me is, “Where are you going to in Portugal?” But as much as I enjoy visits to the … Continue reading

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