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So many crosses to bear

July 13th 2017
Our journey northwards through the Baltic states continues, travelling from Vilnius, Lithuania up to Riga, Latvia. After the Manor House's interesting take on a set meal the previous evening - purple vegetable broth soup, sloppy creamy pike casserole on mash, coffee, then rubbery curd cheese with fruit jam & honey, we set off for Riga. One stop on the way, The Hill Of Crosses The Hill of ... read more
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Latvian Flag 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
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