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Kaunas and Vilnius in Lithuania

We left Klaipeda and made the journey to Kaunas, Lithuania’s second largest city, by bus with the two hour journey costing 8 Euros each. The rain started to fall heavily as we arrived in Kaunas and the three kilometre journey from the bus station to our apartment looked like being…
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The Curonian Spit in Lithuania

We crossed the border in the bus, from Latvia into Lithuania, without stopping again, in fact if not for Google Map, we had no idea we had crossed the border – I kind of miss the old passport check crossing borders excitement! Our destination in Lithuania was the coastal town…
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Delightful Latvia

For long-term stay in Europe, when travelling on an Australian passport, you must comply with the restrictions of the Schengen Visa. If you are visiting Europe for less than 90 days then you have no concerns. We will be here for a couple of years and this will take some…
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The Start of our Baltic Adventures – Estonia

After the fiasco with taxi drivers at Saint Petersburg, Di and I were desperate not to have a repeat on our arrival at Tallinn Train Station – so we were walking to our apartment – end of story. Luckily, the apartment we booked through AirBnB was only two kilometres away…
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Spectacular St Petersburg

The Russian train from Moscow to Saint Petersburg was comfortable, fast and efficient. The speed indicator inside the cabin showed our top speed to be 220 kilometres an hour – Australia really needs to get some of these high-speed trains. The cost of the three hour train trip was AUD$85…
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