Category Archives: Travel

2018 World Cup

St. Petersburg’s new soccer stadium for the 2018 World Cup.  Night shot taken from the cruise ship.  Slightly different angle from the one taken from the highway bridge(click here).   Thought for the Day:  I often think that the night is … Continue reading

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Riga Harbor

If there is such a thing as a “blue collar” harbor, I would say Riga, Latvia would certainly fill the bill … and possibly be the poster child. Latvia is a small country in Eastern Europe situated between Lithuania and … Continue reading

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Riga’s New Town

Latvia’s capital city, Riga, lies on the banks of the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the Daugava River. From this vantage point, Riga looks like an ultra modern city.  This is a view of the new town, called “The … Continue reading

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Waiting

On a wide, pedestrian-only cobblestone street in Tallinn, Estonia sits a quaint little coffee shop.  Across the street are several flower shops with no store fronts, just three walls and a canvas roof that extends over the sidewalk.  Flowers are … Continue reading

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Consciousness-Based Education

In the small town of Fairfield, Iowa there is Maharishi University of Management.  Cool, I thought, until I found out it is not a business school. Their website states that, “you study traditional subjects while experiencing inner growth”. There are … Continue reading

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Modern St. Petersburg

An overpass near the cruise ship terminal provides a quick peek of the new St. Petersburg, Russia.  The gull-wing structures in the foreground are light poles for the new eight-lane highway built to handle heavy traffic for the 2018 World … Continue reading

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Warnemunde, Germany

A sleepy little village of 5,000, Warnemunde, Germany has not quite woken up to the advantages of having cruise ships stop here.  Cruise ships began stopping here only about five years ago, so it’s not touristy or commercialized yet … … Continue reading

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