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Riga, Latvia

Up next on Sophie’s Eastern European Odyssey: Riga, Latvia. Riga was one of my favourite places visited in Eastern Europe. It is the largest city in the Baltic states, and has such a rich history and interesting social structure. Only about 42% of its population are ethnic Latvians, while 41% are Russian, and the remainder […]

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The road more or less travelled by

So, you may or may not recall that before leaving Canada, we had a general idea of the route we wanted to take through eastern Europe. We mostly stuck to that route, planning each step a day or two in advance. The only major variations that took place were due to the fact that after […]

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A return to normalcy

I am home now…. As mentioned in my post below, I fully intended on posting blog posts every couple of days during our travels, however this was impossible due to our forgetting the laptop at home. Internet/computer access in eastern europe was plentiful, but I found it difficult to concentrate in hostel common rooms whilst […]

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Europe 2010 – 5 days and counting

So, the Boy and I, as well as our dear friends, J&H are setting out this weekend on the European adventure of a lifetime. Well, maybe not of a lifetime, because I certainly intend on going there more often once I am rich…and of course when I am rich I will stay in nothing less […]

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