Author Archives: Michael Kastelic
Part THREE HELSINKI ➛ RIGA ➛ MOSCOW The flight to Moscow takes off at 8am Finland time, which is an hour later than Madrid time so in addition to the six hours lost from crossing the Atlantic, Gregg, Barbara, and I have lost 7 hours of time! We have a layover in Riga, Latvia. It is the capital of Latvia, a major seaport, and one of the largest cities in the Baltic. The airport however, is outside of the city and from the plane window I see the most perfect carpet of short green grass, like
No matter how much you prepare and plan for a trip there's always the glitches. It doesn't matter if you are old and have done it for ages or if you are young and resilient, it takes its own peculiar toll. Even the most peripatetic of Gypsies do not travel such great distances in such a short time. Physically, from the lack of sleep, the changes in altitude, and the stage bruises, your body starts to crave the constant muscle pain you're in because it keeps you awake. Mentally, you go from the dizzying
FINLAND, RUSSIA, NORWAY, Tour Diary !!