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Behind the Blog

Behind the Blog

As we prepare to bid farewell to Europe after nearly five months – and, sadly, prepare to wrap up our year on the road in general – it’s time for one last edition of ‘Behind the Blog.’ For you dedicated readers, our European tour has led us through 24 more countries and resulted in another 51 blog entries. My ‘Travel’ folder and its accumulation of effusive Word documents is beginning to look scarily similar to my ‘Dissertation’ folder on my…

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Fast Facts: Eastern & Central Europe

Fast Facts: Eastern & Central Europe

WHAT WE DID: Traveled for 36 days around 7 Eastern and Central European countries (8 countries including a day trip to Belarus). Stayed primarily in rooms (self-contained unit) booked through AirBnB, with the exception of a 4-night ski lodge suite in Koscielisko, Poland (Tatra National Park). Our basic itinerary: Transit – bus (Lux Express) from Moscow to Riga, Latvia Riga (3 nights) Transit – bus (Lux Express) from Riga to Vilnius, Lithuania Vilnius (2 nights) Transit – bus (Lux Express)…

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Penny & Me

Penny & Me

Well, the penny has certainly been on a roll since leaving Moscow, and in one month has managed to tour 8 different countries across Eastern and Central Europe: The penny began its European expedition in the Baltics, making stops in Latvia and Lithuania. It even made it to the coast, where it basked in the sunshine beside the crisp waters of the Baltic Sea. From there, the coin headed south to Poland, where it enjoyed the remote tranquility of the…

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Vilnius

Vilnius

About a month before we packed up our lovely little apartment in Cary, NC and headed out on this great adventure, we met a fellow resident named Vilma at the annual Christmas social. We’d all lived in the apartment community for years, attended various social events, and even had a mutual friend – but we’d never met. She was friendly, outgoing, and really interested in hearing about our upcoming adventure. Vilma informed us she was from Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital city,…

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