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The beach at Parnu  
   

The beach at Parnu

Drive from Tallinn to Sigulda

July 31st 2006
Geo: 57.1552, 24.858We hit the road right after breakfast. It was easy to find the road to Parnu. we drove through the suburbs -- nice, cozy houses. Very, very middle class. No socialist architecture in sight. What have they done with it all? Or did the Russians not build in Estonia?The landscape is fairly flat and pastoral. The farms are tidy and seem prosperous. We take a short detour to a ... read more
Europe » Latvia » Vidzeme Region » Sigulda

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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