Our Sea and many more
Saturday, 02 May 2015
The surest method of keeping my travel fire alive is by reading tales from the road. I’ve become a book reader - I read constantly. Before my trips I like to pick up a book about my destination, so I could familiarize myself with where I’m going. It’s always a good and interesting thing to read about the history of a place.
Trading amber, furs and hides
Saturday, 29 March 2014
I devoted evenings to reading about the history and natural and cultural treasures of the Baltic Sea. The spread of Christianity, the Viking Age or the Hanseatic League - nothing beats researches which simply extend trip from weeks of travel into months of fun.
The Baltic Sea
Saturday, 23 March 2013
For the whole generations the Baltic Sea has been a world of trade, work and pleasures, hopes and tragedies, warfare and conflicts. People had come there from the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, or by way of rivers - the Tornionjoki, Kemijoki, Neva, Daugava, Vistula or Oder. Mystique waters, fiords, cliffs, sandy beaches, beautiful harbors, medieval cities, the Scandinavian metropolis, light houses and wild nature - all kinds of fantastic scenery. Not to mention a rich history with the Viking culture or the era of the Hanseatic League. The Baltic Sea, with all the personal memories and stories it carries is a curious region worth exploring - a charming place for travelers and summer vacationers, but sometimes life-threatening for professional sailors.