Archive | August, 2017

A Trio of Mountains in Bulgaria – Part 2

  Day 4

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Music for a Bulgarian Road Trip

  What a great way to discover Bulgarian music. As we drove through, around and over mountains we had music to keep us company.  Along the way we learned a little about local music and musicians, found music we liked, mixed with some old favourites. Not only was Nadia an expert guide in the mountains, […]

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A Trio of Mountains in Bulgaria – Part 1

This recounting of our week in the mountains of Bulgaria is being written a month and many more experiences later. The writing of it reminds me of the advantages of writing closer to the time – you forget things. It also reminds me of how many memories of this wonderful week remain strong. To begin […]

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Seto Kingdom Day Setomaa Estonia

Day 172 August 5th 2017 Kingdom Day As we continue to expound the wonderful service of Tourist Information Offices across the world – we find another standout. This time – Setomaa more precisely the town of Värska – which lead us to a unique day in the South East corner of Estonia. We learned along […]

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It’s Now or Narva

Day 171 5th August 2017 Up bright and early from our overnight stay out in the Estonian countryside after a bit of a kerfuffle about our credit card we headed out for a long drive. We were headed for the far north-eastern corner of the country and the city of Narva which is right against […]

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Old Believers and Onion Road Kolkja

Day 169 to 170 August 2nd and 3rd Old Believers and the Onion Road Hardly an enticing exotic name ” The Onion Road”. It was not the pull of onions and fish that excited me it was the settlements of Old Believers – past and present. Maybe it is just the name but the Old […]

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The King in His Alatskivi Castle Estonia

Day 169 August 2nd 2017 Alatskivi Castle Within a week we stayed at – A converted stable at Matsu Guest House A Fish processing plant at Viinitsu Art Hotel An Electricity Plant – at Elektra And now a Castle … Each had their delights but the Castle was the all round favourite. After a less […]

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