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St. Petersburg, Russia, a “Living Museum” (Part II)

St. Petersburg, Russia, a “Living Museum” (Part II)

Gem and Lita

By land and by sea in two days – that’s how we experience St. Petersburg, considered as one of the most magically beautiful places on the planet. Built over 42 islands with 5 million

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St. Petersburg, Russia, a “Living Museum”

St. Petersburg, Russia, a “Living Museum”

Gem and Lita

On the Gulf of Finland in northern Russia is Saint Petersburg, the former capital and cultural centre of the Russian Empire founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703. Originally named after St. Peter,

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Helsinki, “The White City of the North”

Helsinki, “The White City of the North”

Gem and Lita

With just one short rainy and sunny August day in Helsinki, the northernmost European capital of Finland, you can’t miss a city by the sea with its 180,000 islands spread on a beautiful archipelago

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Top 10 Destinations in 2015

Top 10 Destinations in 2015

Gem and Lita

As 2014 came to a close I found myself reflecting on the yearlong memories of hiking and exploring every nook and cranny of a steeply dangerous canyon trail, watching from a cold summit at

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Conquer Holiday Mountain, La Riviere, Manitoba

Conquer Holiday Mountain, La Riviere, Manitoba

Gem and Lita

Surprisingly and unbelievably, our prarie province of Manitoba with no big mountains like Alberta, British Columbia or Quebec is home to six ski resorts great enough for downhill skiing. For a ski enthusiast there’s

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Tallinn, Estonia: the Homeland of Skype and Hotmail

Tallinn, Estonia: the Homeland of Skype and Hotmail

Gem and Lita

It is the Baltic cruise that took us to Tallinn, Estonia in the Baltic region of northern Europe located between the countries of Latvia and Russia. Surfing on the internet before the trip we

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Highlights of Berlin (Part III)

Highlights of Berlin (Part III)

Gem and Lita

Berlin is noted for its “platz” (squares/plazas). Popular are the Potsdamer Platz, Alexander Platz, Gendarmenmarkt, and Bebel Platz. Quite historically interesting is our photo stop at the Bebel Platz, the “Book Burning Memorial”, the

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Highlights of Berlin (Part II)

Highlights of Berlin (Part II)

Gem and Lita

In Berlin, the historic capital of Germany and its largest city of 3.5 million people, you’ll never run out of places to discover and explore. Our guided walking tour goes through the cityscape of

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Highlights of Berlin

Highlights of Berlin

Gem and Lita

When the victorious German National Soccer team returned to Berlin on 15 July 2014 from Brazil with the 2014 FIFA (`Federation Internationale de Football Association`) World Cup trophy more than half a million crowd

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The Cotswolds, England’s prettiest countryside

The Cotswolds, England’s prettiest countryside

Gem and Lita

Having been to London so many times we consider ourselves as English die-hard tourists never getting tired returning to this one of the world’s leading global cities. However, on our most recent trip we

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