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A Baltic Journey: Sweden

  Malmö, Sweden While the Queen Elizabeth docked in Denmark, we decided to go into Sweden for a short visit. I felt guilty, riding on the bus that took us away from beautiful Copenhagen, especially when our bus tour guide … Continue reading

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A Baltic Journey: Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark What I remember most fondly about Copenhagen is the rushing sound of hundreds of bicycles going by in the streets. The exhilarating feeling of being part of a vibrant city was never as intense as I walked the … Continue reading

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A Baltic Journey: Latvia

Riga, Latvia Riga is a beautiful city to visit. We managed to enjoy a guided tour of its abundant Art Nouveau architecture, which graces many of its streets like an outdoor museum (a comparison I read about in a Portuguese … Continue reading

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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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