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The last two days I have written about the day I spent on Saaremaa Island back in mid August during my trip around Estonia. I also told you how I...

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1 day ago

Many people would not like to stay in a place like this because it truly was a cottage from the 1920’s and was just one room with a fireplace breaking...

The post The history of Paali Cottages made up for the lack of creature comforts appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

3 days ago

In order to get to Saaremaa Island you have to take a 30 minute ferry from the mainland, but the good news is that it leaves every half hour or...

The post Saaremaa Island is the largest island in Estonia and has lots to offer appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

4 days ago

Construction of the University of Tartu’s Old Observatory started in 1808 and had the largest refracting telescope at the time. Starting in 1813, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve worked here...

The post Tartu Old Observatory is a part of a World Heritage Site appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

5 days ago

In fact, Tartu is the oldest city in Estonia and dates back to 1030. Sadly large parts of the town were destroyed in WWII, but Tartu still has a charming...

The post Tartu is a great Estonian town appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

6 days ago

Yesterday I told you all about my visit back in mid August to Hermann Castle, which sits right inside Estonia next to the Russian border. While I was going through...

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7 days ago

After leaving Lahemaa National Park in mid August, I drove across the north part of Estonia to visit Hermann Castle in Narva, which sits right on the board with Russia....

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8 days ago

On Friday I wrote about my time hiking through the Viru Bogs in the southwestern part of the Lahemaa National Park. What I did not write was that during the...

The post During my hike through the bogs at Lahemaa National Park I found crowberries appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

10 days ago

Lahemaa National Park was established in 1971 and is one of the main tourist draws in Estonia. The name roughly translates as “Land of Bays” because the large park is...

The post I saw my first bog at Lahemaa National Park in Estonia appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

11 days ago

As you read the last several days, After leaving Lithuania to go to Estonia in mid August I immediately took a ferry to Helsinki, Finland for a day trip. Well...

The post Jagala Waterfall proves Estonia is not know for waterfalls appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

12 days ago

If you see only one place in Helsinki in the summer, make it the World Heritage Site of Suomenlinna. The “Gibraltar of the North” was once the greatest sea fortress...

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13 days ago

It turns out you can rather easily. Remember back in Nida, Lithuania I met a Finnish and Kiwi couple? Well the Finn invited me to take a ferry over to...

The post Can you visit Helsinki, Finland in a day? appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

14 days ago

Well my last blog about my time in Lithuania will be about Kaunas, which I saw on the road trip with my friend from Romania. First we saw Kaunas Castle...

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15 days ago

I was told to eat at Lokys down in the Old Town of Vilnius if I wanted to try ancient traditional Lithuanian meals that are spectacular. This had my attention...

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17 days ago

In mid August I wrapped up my time in Lithuania by spending a few days in its captial, Vilnius. This small town (half a million people) is the largest in...

The post Quick guide to Vilnius Old Town which is another World Heritage Site appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

18 days ago

Trakai Island Castle is an island castle located in Lithuania on an island in Lake Galvė. The construction of the stone castle was begun in the 14th century by Kęstutis,...

The post Boating around Trakai Island Castle is an experience not to be missed appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

19 days ago

The area of Kernavė has been inhabited for the last 10,000 years, with the number of settlements significantly increasing in the Mesolithic and Neolithic eras. The town was first mentioned...

The post Kernavė Archaeological Site is the first World Heritage Site to disappoint appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

20 days ago

In order to see a couple of important pilgrimage sites in northern Lithuania, I rented a car with a Romanian guy I met in Klaipeda. The first place we visited...

The post Do you know how big 100,000 crosses is? Find out at the Hill of Crosses appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

21 days ago

Palanga is a small beach town only 30 minutes north of Klaipeda with buses back and forth every half an hour, which makes it very easy to get to. The...

The post Rain is not going to stop my fun in Palanga, Lithuania appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

22 days ago

I don’t ever stay in hostels since I prefer to spend a little bit more money and have my own room, but when I arrived in Klaipeda on August 7th...

The post In Klaipeda I stayed at the Bike Friendly Hostel appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

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