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Travelling around the Baltic Sea

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Travelling around the Baltic Sea

Post by Gordopolis » Wed February 8th, 2012, 8:51 am

Hi All,

This year, as a change from the usual hotspot holiday, we are hoping to book onto a cruise around the Baltic Sea, stopping off at various locations including St Petersburg. Before we go, I plan to plot a map of ancient Germanic/Gothic sites along the way so I can get my fix of historical research on the journey.

Anyone been on this type of holiday before and what bits would you say were highlights/lowlights?

Cheers,
Gord

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Post by EC2 » Wed February 8th, 2012, 10:03 am

I haven't but it sounds really interesting. I'm sure some members must have done sort of similar.
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Carla » Wed February 8th, 2012, 3:34 pm

I haven't, but you could try Gabriele Campbell, who blogs at The Lost Fort: http://lostfort.blogspot.com/ and posts here sometimes. Gabriele went on a cruise up the coast of Norway last winter (some stunning photos in her recent posts, e.g. http://lostfort.blogspot.com/2012/02/al ... th-of.html), and is looking into cruises in the Baltic.
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Post by Gordopolis » Wed February 8th, 2012, 4:25 pm

Good call. Some lovely photos on there. I'll need to dig out my tripod :)

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