Western France

This is the next part of travel notes about our „tour de France” trip in 2007. This part of the trip started on the Atlantic coast of France. Living on the Atlantic coast of France In the afternoon, we reached Cap Ferret what separates the Bay of Arcachon from the Atlantic Ocean. We had booked bungalow in Camping les Viviers to stay three nights there (this is a large and very busy high class 4-stars camping resort and should be…

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Around Lithuania

This was one of our corporate trips and before departure we spent a lot of time to make it happen successfully. During two days accompanied by friendly colleagues we decided to visit a number of exciting sites in Lithuania and spent time together in eastern part of Lithuania. About one month we spent for preparation of this trip looking for interesting sites, convenient prices and adjusting schedule of our visits. Lithuanian icon Cross Hill And finally here we are -…

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Lithuanian desert sakotis

Bakery near Ignalina This is another part of our trip around Lithuania. In the morning of the second day of our trip, after a coffee and light breakfast, we went to Ignalina. Our destination was bakery Romnesa, where Lithuanian desert sakotis (šakočiai or raguolis), what is national delicacy, is produced.   Sakotis is a special muffin in a shape of tree with a hollow in the middle prepared by monks since 15th century. Similar kind of muffins is also popular…

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Western Estonia

Sightseeing tour to western part of Estonia This was a corporate trip by bus together with work colleagues to Estonian islands. It was a short weekend sightseeing tour to western part of Estonia just to relax, have some fun and look a bit around. Our destination was Saaremaa island, with a short stop in summer capital of Estonia - town Parnu. Border between Latvia and Estonia You may cross border between Latvia and Estonia using main road E67. However, there…

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Italian cooking classes in Rome

This experience was part of our trip to Italian capital city Rome. After returning from our one-day long trip to Vesuvius, we had one more major attraction booked - cooking classes in Italian restaurant. Almost everybody around the world knows Italian food. Italian cuisine has been developing since ancient times and has spread around the world until nowadays. One of the main characteristics of Italian dishes is that it is usually simple to prepare a meal because just a few…

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Central Italy

Rome, Umbria and Vesuvius This was short trip, together with friends, to Umbria and Vesuvius in the second part of November, 2009 . We arrived to Rome by plane. In advance, we agreed rent of apartment in the centre of the city. Apartment was located just a few hundred meters from Vatican City, river Tiber and very close to many other attractions. A few days after arrival, we rented a car to reach another points of interest outside of Rome…

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South of Norway

Visiting south of Norway To have a short break in June, we went to Norway for a few days. After landing at Oslo airport, we picked up our pre-booked car from airport car rental office and started our trip. We were lucky that instead of smaller car we were upgraded for free and got an excellent Volvo V40 - very nice welcome to Norway! We were thinking about visiting south of Norway a long time and finally did it. And,…

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Norwegian fjords and waterfalls

Driving to the west of Norway Soon after visiting a church in the south of Norway, we started to look for some camping (more on camping in Norway in my previous blog). Our plane arrived in Oslo in the afternoon and it was not possible to reach our next destination Lysefjord before midnight (there are about 400 kilometres between Oslo and our destination, no highways available). Generally speaking about Norway - it is like Scotland in terms of surrounding landscapes…

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