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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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48 Hours in Moscow

In Moscow we stayed at the Status hotel for AUD$100 per night. The hotel was in the theatre district just outside the Kremlin and was in a very good location to the main tourist hotspots. Please bear in mind we only had two full days in Moscow so it was…
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