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World Trip 2006: Day 116 – Helsinki, Finland

Saturday 22 July 2006 Highlights: Finland Parliament building This was the last day the Trafalgar tour so I really took advance of the ‘free included breakfast’ helping myself to a large hot breakfast.   I even liberated some oranges against … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 115 – Tallinn to Helsinki, Finland

Friday 21 July 2006 Highlights: Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, Temppeliaukio Church (built into bedrock) The last full day of the tour started in Estonia with some free time before a ferry across to Helsinki.   I actually like ferries a lot … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 114: Tallinn, Estonia

Thursday 20 July 2006 Highlights: Russian Cathedral Tallinn is a city with a lot of history especially in the old town.   The USSR didn’t really destroy anything and I found the old town and the surrounding city walls catching … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 113 – Riga, Latvia

Wednesday 19 July 2006 Highlights: Museum of Occupation, Walking next to the black Baltic Sea We started the day with a tour of Riga.   I found that our local guide actually lost control of the group at one stage … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 112 – Vilnius to Trakai to Riga, Latvia

Tuesday 18 July 2006 Highlights: Trakai Castle, The moving Hill of Crosses On the way to Latvia in the morning we visited Trakai (Lithuania).   This is the site of a stunning old castle.   The defences of this place … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 111 – Minsk to Vilnius, Lithuania

Monday 17 July 2006 Highlights: Gediminas Square, St Peter & St Paul Church Lithuania is the first of the Baltic States and former republic of the USSR (Belarussia is not Baltic and wants to be a republic again).   The … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 110: Moscow to Minsk, Belarussia

Sunday 16 July 2006. Highlights: Buying Beer from Government Shop! Belarussia President Lukashenko certainly runs this country in and interesting fashion.   While Russia and other countries around have taken great steps forward this President has managed to only move … Continue reading

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