Notes on Tallinn
Riga, Latvia - 8 September, 2017
[Riga - Latvia.]
After a brief visit to London I’m in the Baltics this week (Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania). I had been to Tallinn before, and this is my first visit to Riga. It’s a grand old European city, without the crowds.
Here is the pick of travel reads from around the web for this week.
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“London historians have launched a campaign to save metal fences that were used as stretchers during the Second World War.”
“I am constantly asked if war is about to break out. I often have the impression the TV hosts or producers are disappointed I am not more alarmist.”
“Before becoming a novelist, I spent six years at war. Years later, I came to America and finally met my old enemies.”
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Southeast Asia Railways
News related to future Southeast Asia railways.
With a wooden platform jerry-rigged to a small engine, Cambodia’s one-of-a-kind “Bamboo Train” delights tourists as it clatters through bucolic countryside – but its days are numbered as the Southeast Asian nation plans a railways overhaul.
Tallinn Old Town.