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Doña Carmela and the most amazing grilled eggplant

A year or so ago, Cheesler and I vacationed in Varadero, Cuba with ten of our closest friends. We stayed at one of those all-inclusive resorts and did nothing but vegetate on the beach, sipping Mojitos, reading in the shade and swimming in the sun.

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Tallinn, Estonia and the best cheese balls ever

It’s been a while since I’ve done a travel post, so I thought it was high time to tell you all about our adventures in… Tallinn, Estonia. After being pampered, wined and dined in Finland, the four of us were ready to set out on our own, into the wilds of Eastern Europe. Tallinn was […]

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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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Montenegro: Black Mountain

I have finally started to look through my Europe photos in the hopes of organizing, sharing and printing them. While doing so I recalled that I had intended to turn my blog into a travel blog and post updates along the way, with photos and interesting tidbits. Well, that didn’t happen. But I’m going to […]

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We’ll always have Wiener

One of the highlights of our time in Vienna was a trip to the Prater Amusement Park, which is home to the Wiener Reisenrad, or Giant Ferris Wheel. Its claim to fame is that it was built in 1897 and still stands today, albeit a brief destruction during WW2 and subsequent rebuild. It is lit […]

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Cute spoons!

Europeans love their cafés.   We went to many during our trek from the baltics to the balkans, however some stood out in my mind as being exceptionally good.   In Finland, our host from Robit took us to a roadside truck-stop type cafe and bakery. Alas, I did not document its name because I […]

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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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