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nyhavn harbor

copenhagen’s pride is nyhavn harbor, a charismatic 17th century port and entertainment district lined with picturesque and brightly colored townhomes, bars, cafes and restaurants. it was home to hans christian andersen, the famous danish fairytale writer.  his waterfront townhouse no. … Continue reading

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a breath of fresh air

helsinki was a breath of fresh air.  it is surrounded by water and is very clean.  it is relatively small but offers a lot to do, experience and see.  thank you to my friends and their cousin, Tess, a long-time … Continue reading

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hello summer

today’s summer solstice marks the start of longer days, at least for half the world.  it means more time to enjoy extended daylight. warmer weather, flip-flops, picnics, flying kites, summer concerts, garden shows, beautiful flowers, summer veggies, barbecues, lemonades, beach, … Continue reading

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peterhof

about 28 miles outside st petersburg, was a grand tour of peterhof often referred to as the russian versailles.  although smaller in scope, it undoubtedly rivals the grandeur and majesty of versailles.  peterhof was the official imperial residence of the … Continue reading

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russia’s vibrant city

visiting st petersburg was a dream come true for me.  i have always been intrigued by its history.  the aristocratic opulence of the tsars and the rigidity of communism fuels my curiosity.  formerly known as leningrad until 1991, st petersburg … Continue reading

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sanctuary of peace

we had gorgeous weather the past week and with the long hours of summer, the sun is still high when i get home from work.  mallard lake becomes our frequent destination to unwind and relax.  escaping from the city noise … Continue reading

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a gem along the baltic sea

tallinn is the picturesque port city of estonia, a small country in the baltic region.  it has head over heels charms of medieval architecture, so charismatic, most captivating with laid back atmosphere.  i was enamored by its warmth and beauty. … Continue reading

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