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Exploring the Baltic, Part 4: Helsinki to St. Petersburg by Sea

Posted on 02 December 2014

By Monique Burns Exploring the Baltic led me first to Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, the world’s second-largest port and one of the planet’s liveliest cultural centers.  Then it was on… Continue reading »

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Exploring the Baltic, Part 3: Riga: The Baltic’s Sweet Song

Posted on 24 November 2014

By Monique Burns  From the Polish capital of Warsaw, my explorations took me on a 2 ½-hour Air Baltic flight northeast to Riga, the tiny Latvian capital whose mighty gulf… Continue reading »

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Exploring the Baltic, Part 2: Warsaw Rises

Posted on 18 November 2014

By Monique Burns My 11-day Baltic odyssey took me to five cities, from the port of Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, as far east as St. Petersburg, Russia’s incomparable cultural capital…. Continue reading »

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Exploring the Baltic: Hamburg’s Watery World

Posted on 08 November 2014

By Monique Burns Exploring the Baltic led me on a watery course.  I followed in the wake of the Hanseatic League, powerful traders who, for more than six centuries, plied… Continue reading »

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Terre Blanche, Provence

Posted on 09 September 2014

By Richard West My wife travels monthly to Kiev for work. Two hundred miles east a war rages that has claimed almost 3,000 lives and driven almost half a million… Continue reading »

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Adventure in Ireland

Posted on 22 July 2014

  In the past decade, Ireland has become synonymous with adventure in Europe. I suspect my grandmother would find it hard to believe that her native Donegal is now the… Continue reading »

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Dresden: Sounds of Music

Posted on 10 June 2014

  Story & photos by Julie Maris/Semel A brief weekend in Dresden is equivalent to tasting streusel on a warm German coffee cake. One needs time to experience the depth… Continue reading »

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Remembering World War I in Flanders

Posted on 11 March 2014

  By Monique Burns It’s a gray day in West Flanders.  Cold and drizzly.   Not unusual for early spring in Belgium’s westernmost province.   The brooding weather seems particularly fitting for… Continue reading »

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Glorious Russia

Posted on 03 September 2013

By Dalma Heyn At dinner with colleagues in New York last week, my husband Richard and I were asked about our recent trip to Russia. We reported it in a… Continue reading »

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Estonia & Lithuania: Past, Tense

Posted on 04 June 2013

By Marc Kristal A few months ago, I visited Rome, a beloved city in which I have long followed, like many tourists, a particular, equally beloved routine. One of the… Continue reading »

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