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 the…

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A bit of Bulgaria

In the middle of March, 2007 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…

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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, 2009 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…

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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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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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New Year’s Eve in Saint Petersburg

Trip planning At the very end of 2011, we decided to meet the coming 2012 in a different and quite unusual atmosphere. Guess, how and where would you get more impressions and emotions as usual? And - it should not be too far away from your home. As we lived in Latvia that time, almost the only option we figured out was visiting Saint Petersburg in Russia. Saint Petersburg, some call it also the Venice of the North, was chosen…

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