As a couple of ex-corporate types we remember the dreaded year-end reviews. You know, the painful process when Le Grand Fromage checks off the strategic goals achieved, new clients acquired… blah blah blah.
For Europe-bound travelers trying to avoid hordes of high-season tourists, autumn shoulder season is the perfect time to visit. But, one of the downsides is unpredictable weather. Our day trip to Jūrmala, Latvia was a shivery reminder of how capricious weather can turn a cold shoulder.
This larger-than-life brass turtle stands stoically on Jurmalla’s cold beach, poised to plunge into the Baltic Sea. But what you can’t see is the Nude Dude ditching his Speedo just steps away. No wonder the turtle is ready to bolt!
Jurmala, Latvia, nestled on the white-sand shores of the Baltic Sea, is a short 30-minute train ride from Riga. After reading about Jurmala’s history as a famous tourist town, its collection of turn-of-the-century
Artistic weathervanes have been a common and very enjoyable feature on our travels in the Baltic. From simple to amazingly ornate, and old to shiny-new, all have been a pleasure to see. This wind vane,