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Jul032017

Dluga Street (ul. Dluga) Gdansk, Poland

One of the prettiest streets of architecture in Gdansk and probably the entire country of Poland is ul. Dluga or Dluga Street, generally called ‘Long Lane’ in English guides. The Dluga Street building facades along 550 meters from Green Gate to Golden Gate give the impression of walking through Poland’s ‘Amsterdam’ with its architectural style…

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Jun122017

Low cost flights and nights for our Poland trip

Summertime and the living is easy. Checked my flights and nights in Poland to confirm everything in order for our travel plans. Kelley and I are flying Level Airlines one-way Oakland to Barcelona for $150 per ticket. One checked bag added $85  for one $234 ticket and one $149 ticket from Oakland to Spain one…

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May132017

Carefree Alus in Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas was unknown to me as the train pulled into a smoke stack covered cityscape with metal waste yards below the elevated level of the railroad tracks. The industrial sites seemed too near the east side of the Neman River for a healthy environment and not too many miles from the main train station. Kaunas is…

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May012017

Riga in Photo Detail

Two days in Riga was long enough to acclimate myself to the relatively small walking area in the central tourist zone of the city. I walked around Old Town Riga. I photographed details on early 20th century Art Nouveau architecture of Alberta iela (Albert Street; iela = street in Latvian). Riga’s Central Market Pavilions are…

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