Hill of Crosses- Lithuania
in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses- Lithuania

  A little off the beaten trail in the Baltic county of Lithuania is a hill of crosses, that has more than a little amount of religious significance for Lithuanians. It started in 1831 when...

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Megan Riley

23 Aug 2010
Weird Latvia: No explanation necessary
in Latvia

Weird Latvia

Weird Latvia is how I call now. Jotting down the weird is essential b/c after a couple weeks, the weird wears off and you are left with not weird Latvia but normal Latvia. I did...

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Megan Riley

20 Aug 2010
in Latvia

Jelgava: City of Color

Jelgava (pr: yel gava) sits in Southern Latvia about 50 kilometers from the Lithuaninan border. While spending more than 1 night here is unnecessary, the city itself is small and especially colorful, housing some very...

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Megan Riley

17 Aug 2010
in Latvia

Karosta Military Prison

Karosta Prison sits in the North end of Liepaja, Latvia. When the hammer & sickle flag flew over Latvia, Karosta was a military compound housing over 40,000 military personnel. The prison it’s self was once...

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Megan Riley

14 Aug 2010
Liepaja, Latvia: The Loneliest City
in Latvia

Liepaja, Latvia: The Loneliest City

Liepaja (pr: Lea Paya), Latvia has 2 sides. One is a small seaside town of 80,000 with waterfront park and the other is a lonely, gritty city with depressing wooden apartment houses and sullen decaying...

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Megan Riley

11 Aug 2010
in Latvia

Art Nouveau in Riga?

A little known fact is that Riga is dripping in early 20th Art Nouveau architecture. You wouldn’t know to look at her, but there are hundreds of little hidden gems all over the city. Some...

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Megan Riley

08 Aug 2010
in Latvia

Tyranny and Occupation in Latvia

Riga has a 800 or so year old history but what fascinates me most are the last 70 years of it. This starts with the Soviet occupation in 1940, then Germany’s in 1941, then the...

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Megan Riley

02 Aug 2010
in Latvia

Getting Lost in Riga

‘Getting lost in Riga’ or ‘On the search for history in Riga’ I haven’t much need for maps, I tend to use my internal compass when in unfamiliar surroundings. This strategy to travel, actually impedes...

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Megan Riley

31 Jul 2010
in Latvia

8 am. Sunday Morning. Riga

There is nothing like the smell of your 1st cup of coffee on a Sunday morning. It is especially sweet, when that cup is had in a another country, namely Riga, Latvia. My 1st cup...

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Megan Riley

29 Jul 2010
in Turkey

Turkish Riveria (Kalkan, Turkey)

Kalkan is Turkey’s answer to Antibes in France or Postiano in Italy. While I am not certain if Turkey has coined the term ‘Riveria’ for its coastline, if there was one, the stretch between Fethiye...

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Megan Riley

27 Jul 2010
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