From Riga to London by coach and train

We are used to the fact that we can travel long distances quickly and relatively cheaply, especially if it is possible to get to the destination with one of the low-cost airlines. However, sometimes, for one reason or another, you have to travel by land. The easiest, of course, is to get in your car and drive. But not always there is such an option. Then we need to look at the opportunities offered by commercial and public land transport,…

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Visiting Prague

Visiting Prague will provide you with huge positive experiences. Prague  definitely is the most visited touristic site of the Czech Republic. We have been there a number of times and never were bored. Visiting Prague and Czech Republic Czech Republic, also called Czechia, is a country in the the Central Europe, although, due to its 20th century history it is classified  here rather as belonging to Eastern Europe. Czechia has borders with Slovakia, Austria, Germany and Poland and its land…

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Black Sea coast of Bulgaria

Coast of the Black Sea After visiting monastery, we continued our way to Burgas (see more about our whole trip to Bulgaria and Bulgarian wine). Burgas is the second largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast after Varna. Between Plovdiv and Burgas we saw lots of newly established vineyards - the view was really impressive! We did not stay in Burgas for long - just filling up petrol and qick look around while driving. Our aim was going to…

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A bit of Bulgaria

In the middle of March we managed to go on a short about a week long trip to Bulgaria. We had to drive more than five and a half thousand kilometres in eight days (more than six hundred kilometres per day in an average). Idea about trip was born when I was returning from a business trip; I met young lady on a plane sitting next to me. She told a lot of interesting things about Bulgaria and we went…

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Czech glassworks and Zoo Dvur Kralove

Czech glassworks Visiting Czech glassworks and zoo were parts of our trip to Bohemia, Czech Republic. Our first destination before arrival to camping Dolce Vita was small ski resort village Harrachov. We visited there Novosad & Son factory located there (address: Harrachov 95, 512 46 Harrachov, Czech Republic) - the second oldest glassworks in Czech Republic, founded in 1712. Since foundation factory is active and now also offers guided tours for visitors to find out how glass and crystal is…

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Spring in Bohemia

In the very end of April we went for a quick few days long trip to the Czech Republic. Perhaps, the most famous destination of the Czech Republic is its capital Prague, however Nord-Eastern part of the country, region of Bohemia, is very exciting and attractive because of mountains and local traditions. Whole Bohemian region covers about two thirds of the Czech Republic. We had plans to visit factory producing glass and crystal according to the old traditions, a local…

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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 dessert 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 (šakotis, 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…

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