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9 Hours in Finland

December 23, 2010

Whenever possible we avoided air travel during our trip. Consequently to get to Estonia from the Czech Republic we took a train to Germany where we caught 2-night ferry to Finland where we transferred to another ferry for the short 3-hr hop to Estonia. The ferry from Germany arrives in Helsinki at 8:30 in the […]

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Historical Context: Ho Ho Ho!

May 14, 2010

What trip to Turkey would be complete without a visit to the birth place of Jolly Old Saint Nick! Yes, as we all learned in Christmas carols sung every year by the fireside, the man who has come to be known all around the world as Santa Claus was Greek.

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