Liepāja, Latvia

Liepāja is a town on the Latvian coast, a couple of hours west of Riga. I visited in September 2015 as a stopover between Riga and Klaipėda, and visited for two reasons. Firstly to see Karosta, and secondly to see some of the beaches on the Baltic coast.
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Pacific West, USA

In 2013 I took a road trip from San Francisco to Portland along Route 101 with a couple of friends. It was timed to tie in with San Francisco beer week with the plan of stopping at a few breweries (Russian River and Bear Republic in particular) and scenic spots en route.
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Turku, Finland

Turku is the oldest city in Finland, it was the country’s first capital and is the official Christmas city of the country. That’s already more than I knew about Turku before I visited in April 2015.
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Tallinn, Estonia

Unlike many other European cities where the old town is part of day-to-day life of the people who live there, Tallinn’s old town gives the impression of being quite separated from the ‘real’ city. It’s a walled-off area where the tourists visit, distinct from the places where people live and work. However, it is one of the nicest old towns I’ve visited and has a fascinating history. Continue reading “Tallinn, Estonia”