These flowers I've seen right throughout my travels - in churches, by the roadside, in gardens. Even here in Latvia I've seen them still. I know we have them at home, and could be considered a weed, but they are beautiful.
Adventures in Borderland June 15th 2011 Here's the deal. I'm in the library, banging on a keyboard who's spacebar seems to be stuck so am making quite a racket. I'm in the library because, according to tourist information who didn't listen to me when i said that the internet cafe they said I should go to is closed, is the only other place i can use the internet (according to them).
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Europe » Latvia » Latgale Region » Daugavpils After a brief period of independence between the two World Wars, Latvia was annexed by the USSR in 1940. It reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of... ... read more
I'm on the road again. Back to the Balkans again. This time to discover some new places and reconnect with some old.
It's been 2 years since my last bike trip in the Baltics. No traversing the countryside with my brown, battered Giant. No schlepping of poor bicycle from one hemisphere to the other. Instead, a bike shall be bought there and ridden over hill and dale through Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and (Republic of) Macedonia.
No annual gym membership for me! I'm assured a thorough Balkan workout with all those mountains and a very healthy dose of history and cul... full info