RIGA June 12th 2013 Almost four hours in the bus and the countryside we observed confirmed our understanding that agriculture is not the mainstay of the Estonian economy. Very little by way of settlement and vast acres of forest constituted the landscape.
On the Daugava River not far from the sea Riga is another gem with different facets from its neighbouring capitals. Here the Old Town has lost its ring-wall ... read more
Europe » Latvia » Riga Region » Riga 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
Pilate Pete and Cruisin' Susan are a pilot and lawyer team. We have enjoyed many adventures (including living in the South Pacific) have cruised on a cargo vessel around the world, Barged about France, and this time we are boating through Russia and the Baltic countries.... full info