Articles with tag: baltic cruises

We decided to get to Bergen, the starting point of the route, via Latvia. There are no direct flights from Moscow to get there, and the most convenient and cheap way (only 4000 rubles - near 73 dollars) turned out to be a variant of the Latvian AirBaltic airline flight with a stopover in...
Our cruise started and ended in Hamburg. There are not many direct flights from Moscow and their schedule is inconveniently tied to the cruise, so I flew with transfer via Riga with already proven in 2009 Latvian Air Baltic airline. While flying to Riga, one of the passengers...
My long November weekend I decided to dedicate to acquaintance with the Baltic states, and the first country I chose was Latvia. To my shame, since high school I couldn't tell Latvia from Lithuania. But now I know that Latvia is a country "in the middle", that is between Lithuania and Estonia. I...
Riga Central Market is the biggest in Europe. It consists of 4 large pavilions: fish, meat, dairy and vegetable. Surprisingly, but the vast majority of sellers are the Russians. I started the inspection with the fish pavilion. Right at the entrance I found the boxes with red caviar...
Today was a difficult day. The morning I started with a visit to the Orthodox church and the famous Albert Street. Then I went to Jurmala, and from there, driving back through Riga, I went to Sigulda. Then I dined at the favorite restaurant of Raimonds Pauls, and returned to...
I spent most of the day on the road to  Tallinn and back. Despite the distance of 186 miles (300 kilometers), it took four and half hours each way. The weather in Tallinn was gloomy and unwelcoming; my pictures turned out boring. I failed to find a guide on-the-spot, and I wandered...
One of the most famous museums in  Amsterdam is  Rijksmuseum : The park in front of the museum in  Amsterdam provides a peaceful disconnect from busy city life. Many people take part in Qigong gymnastics in the park: Parents push their children...
You can sail along the canals on an open boat and admire the rickety gingerbread-like houses of  Amsterdam : Sometimes the entrance to houses is located in the basement: People come to this restaurant either by boat or on a bicycle: The side-streets are very narrow: Cars with...
There is so much to see in  Amsterdam including the Madame Tussaud's museum and tandem bikes, both seen below:  . Souvenir Shop, where everything is 5 Euros ($5.60): A high street in  Amsterdam city  home to dozens of stores and always crowded: Police...
The Dutch village of Volendam, a fishing village with an authentic windmill and a great seafood restaurant: The bus services in  Amsterdam are comfortable and fast: At the entrance to the village visitors are met by the iconic windmill: The blades of the windmill have been...

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