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28th June 2019

St. Petersburg
This is a city I long to see. Thanks for taking us along.
28th June 2019
Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood

Beautiful
Amazing architecture.
25th June 2019

Just reading this at breakfast, and I feel breathless at the pace!
We sold our motorhome 6 weeks ago after much soul searching, but are now looking at cottages. Enjoying reading your exploits. G
25th June 2019

Breathless!
Hello Georgina and Peter, Yes, it sure was quite exhausting, but that's the only way to do ALL the No 1 sights in 3 days. Life's not long enough to go back to all these wonderful places. Off to Scotland tomorrow! Sad to hear your motorhome has gone - the passing of an era. I guess we'll not be too far behind. Hope to catch up one day soon, D & J
18th June 2019

The Beauty of Finland
Helsinki is on our list and as you say it has intrigued you.... and now us. Eager to hear more of your impressions.
18th June 2019

Leisure travel
Going back to a location does allow you to wander more peacefully and not try to cram too much in. Looks like a fantastic location that we need to get to sooner than later.
18th June 2019

Tallinn and Helsinki
You will love Tallin. The old City entrances us but there is much more history - both ancient and more recent. They have embraced the present and honour the past. Helsinki is still so young in terms of its architecture and has little identity. As I think I said, it doesn’t grab me. I was disappointed. I think, having been to the North, right up beyond the Arctic Circle, where the heart of the country lies. That you should see. We, the grey haired nomads, are so fortunate to have all this on our doorstep - by motorhome! David
18th June 2019
Indoor market - Helsinki harbour front

Rudolph?
Did you try any reindeer meat? Love the photo of the neo-classical church, and I was picturing an equally grand interior until I read the rest of your post... but I suppose it doesn't have to be grand to serve its primary purpose :)
19th June 2019
Indoor market - Helsinki harbour front

Rudolph?
I'm sure we tried reindeer meat on our last visit to Finland back in 2005? I do know we didn't have whale meat in Norway. That church is an inverted tardis! Good to hear from you - and hoping you got the best out of Morocco. I loved it and would go back. but Janice wouldn't necessarily agree.
16th June 2019
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
There is an Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia Bulgaria and this one in Tallinn, Estonia. Who was Alexander Nevsky that he attracted such adoration?
19th June 2019
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky
There's yet another in Paris for some reason or other, David. (only my little brother, Mike, calls me Dave) Glad you asked - I hadn't thought about it. I meant to ask, who did you travel with to the 'Stans' other than Dave and MerryJo? Was it arranged with Travel Camel? I can't get a reply from him. Here's what the internet tells me about our friend Alex: - you've already done it I'll bet! St. Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Яросла́вич Не́вский; pronounced [ɐlʲɪˈksandr jɪrɐˈsɫavʲɪtɕ ˈnʲɛfskʲɪj] (About this soundlisten); 13 May 1221[1] – 14 November 1263) served as Prince of Novgorod (1236–40 and 1240–56 and 1258-1259), Grand Prince of Kiev (1236–52) and Grand Prince of Vladimir (1252–63) during some of the most difficult times in Kievan Rus' history. Commonly regarded as a key figure of medieval Rus', St. Alexander – the grandson of Vsevolod the Big Nest – rose to legendary status on account of his military victories over German and Swedish invaders while agreeing to pay tribute to the powerful Golden Horde. He was canonized as a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church by Metropolite Macarius in 1547.[2]
13th June 2019
Janice explores the backstreets of Tallinn

Beautiful
I though this was a photo of a painting! So beautiful and evocative. Enjoyed this blog... a city we are yet to explore :)
14th June 2019
Janice explores the backstreets of Tallinn

Paintings!
I guess art is never far from my mind when tasking photographs. You might just have sparked me into considering an acrylic (my present chosen medium) of this picture. Now, where are my brushes?
12th June 2019

Tallinn Streetscapes
Delightful
14th June 2019

Delightful!
There is something especially evocative about Tallinn that we love. They have learned exploit their heritage rather well after so long under the influence of the USSR. A great example of the spirit of these friendly people.
12th June 2019

Thank you
Once again I have enjoyed an armchair travel while sipping coffee and listening to the mosquitoes buzz over beautiful Ripple Lake
12th June 2019

Armchair reading
Hi Marjorie, We can hear the mosquitoes from here. Home for a while now and looking forward to the next adventure! Helsinki and St Petersburg will follow in a few days. Best wishes, D & J
25th May 2019

Varanasi a city that not everyone will understand. I got it and i loved it, i had such a connection to this place great pics and really great information for travelers.
https://www.bharattaxi.com/varanasi
25th May 2019

Varanasi
Thanks for your thoughts. I shall not forget Varanasi or any moment of my numerous visits to wonderful India.
12th February 2019
Our room at The Silk Route Hotel

Nice digs
Hi Dave and Merry Jo, Mike never does things by halves and this time he excelled - real life inside old Indian Royalty and all his wonderful friends.
12th February 2019
Our room at The Silk Route Hotel

Nice Digs!
Hi Dave, My little brother, Mike, is no back packer! David

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