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Riga Latvia

A Look at Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia Latvia’s capital is set on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava. It’s considered a cultural center and is home to many museums and concert halls. The city is also known for its wooden buildings, art nouveau architecture, and medieval Old Town. The pedestrian-only Old Town has many shops and …

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 Great Stops in Dubrovnik for Game of Thrones Fans

Dubrovnik, Croatia Croatia is currently open to Americans for travel. In order to visit though, there are some strict entry requirements that need to be met. The requirements are actually more stringent than those of Mexico and the Caribbean. First off, you will need a negative PCR COVID test within 48 hours of arrival into …

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Split Croatia

Split, Croatia

Split, Croatia Croatia is famous for its beautiful beaches and rocky coves, and the ocean port of Split boasts several. Split is Croatia’s second-largest city and lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. The historic district is situated inside a Roman palace, and besides being a beautiful location, Diocletian’s Palace is home to …

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Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia

The Caucasus Mountains are at the intersection of Europe and Asia. They stretch from the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, it is referred to as the Caucasus region. In the center of this is the country of Georgia and today we are going to introduce you to its capital Tbilisi (pronounced-Tilleesee). Tbilisi is a …

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Plovdiv Bulgaria

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv is an ancient city in southern Bulgaria, built around seven hills. It boasts being the oldest continually inhabited city in Europe dating back some 8000 years! As you explore the city you will find many areas that are still being dug up by archeologists. Ancient Roman Ruins in Plovdiv The Ancient Theater is the …

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Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes

Let’s talk about potato pancakes! We grew up in partly polish families, and potato pancakes were a real treat. Served for breakfast or dinner, applesauce or sour cream, it is comfort food in its own class. Pancakes and Latkes are used sometimes interchangeably. But there is a difference. Potato pancakes are more rounded than potato …

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Paris, France

We will be escorting a group trip to Paris France, the Normandy area, and a 7-night river cruise aboard an Amawaterways river cruise ship next November. The dates of the river cruise are November 4th to November 11th of 2021. We will be putting together and offering pre and post-cruise extensions and we will be …

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Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu, Romania is located in Romania’s region called Transylvania. We mentioned it in the last article as being an outlying settlement for the Romanians and other ethnicities when the Saxons ruled from the 13th to the 17th century. The city is very picturesque with old medieval buildings, cobblestone streets and full of history and culture …

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Brasov, Romania

Brasov, Romania

Last week we took you to Bucharest in Romania. This week is Brasov, Romania. We told you about how wonderful the rest of the country is, so we could not help ourselves with continuing the topic. Welcome to Brasov, Romania, a city in Transylvania that is known for its medieval Saxon walls and bastions, its …

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