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World Trip 2006: Day 116 – Helsinki, Finland

As this was my last day of ‘free breakfast’ as the tour was ending I helped myself to the large range on offer, a big hot breakfast!   I even liberated some oranges against the rules; well this place seems … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 115 – Helsinki, Finland

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 and it reminded me of the 3 day trip I have in China … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 114: Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia is a city with a lot of history still to see in the old town.   The USSR didn’t really destroy anything and I found the old town and the surrounding city walls catching my attention. Probably the top … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 113 – Riga, Latvia

We started the day with a tour of the city.   I found the local guide actually lost control of the group at one stage asking if people wanted to just get a coffee (not good).   It was interesting … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 112 – Trakai, Lithuania & Riga, Latvia

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 are amazing; they had at least 4 different sections they could fall … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 111 – Vilnius, Lithuania

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 first thing you get from this place is just how much people are … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 110: Minsk, Belarussia

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 the country a little bit past the USSR era which … Continue reading

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