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Cold days in Jurmala and Riga, Latvia

        Art nouveau and decay                                Jurmala, which to my ears sounds Finnish, is a coastal area approximately 30 km from Riga in … Continue reading

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Dominican time in the republic

Travel with patience in Dazzling Dominican Republic “Please wait here for two minutes for your guide.” … “Dominican minutes,” the man at the front desk added with a smile. We were at the Twenty Seven Waterfalls of Rio Damajagua in … Continue reading

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Treasure hunt along the River Thames

The view from my husband’s flat in London is amazing. I come there often, and while my husband works, I am fortunate to explore the city. Some people explore London in a slightly different manner than I do: They look … Continue reading

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Don’t smile when you meet a Russian

Did you know that in Russia, you are not supposed to smile when you meet new people, because a smile is seen as a sign of weakness? I learned this from my Danish friends who moved to Russia six months ago. … Continue reading

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