Category Archives: Baltics

If you go out in the woods today

If you go out in the woods today you’re likely to find a lot of people there with you. And if you’re lucky you’ll find mushrooms, lots of them. Starting in July and peaking in September, foraging for mushrooms in … Continue reading

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Irena

When Irena was 13 years old, she and her family were among an estimated 400,000 ethnic Lithuanians who were rounded up and deported to Siberia in 1941. Forcibly removed from their homes and sent to labour camps. Punishment for the … Continue reading

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High-speed in Old Towns

Picture yourself in a medieval city in the Baltics, surrounded by ancient city walls and gates, church spires and onion domes dotting the skyline and cobble stone streets and alleys everywhere. A lovely place to imagine what life was like … Continue reading

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Coming home

Coming to Europe is like coming home for me. That’s easy to say for somebody whose parents are from Europe and who took liverwurst on rye sandwiches to school, but there’s more to it than familiarity. It would be easy … Continue reading

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The best medicine

One of the things that people most often comment on when talking about travel is how different everything is when we go away. The language, the food, the people and the landscape are all different. The differences are many, and … Continue reading

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