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The Dog Sitter Made Me Go To Tallinn. The Conclusion.

The German-Pole Sightsees in Tallinn.

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The Dog Sitter Made Me Go To Tallinn. II

Making Helsinki Great Again!

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The Dog Sitter Made Me Go To Tallinn. I

It began innocently enough.

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Back in the U.S.S.R.! Minsk Sektor Final

The Postcards

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Back in the U.S.S.R.! Minsk Sektor III

East of the Parsley Line: Dining in Minsk

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Back in the U.S.S.R.! Minsk! Sektor II

65,080 steps around a masterpiece of socialist-realist urban planning

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Back in the U.S.S.R.! Minsk Sektor I

Four days in Europe’s “Last Dictatorship” and second least visited European capital (the first is Chișinău).

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The Chopstick Diaries: Imperial Tokyo, Touristy Tokyo, Local Tokyo, and…Going Home

Not only was I treated to splendid weather and cherry blossoms at near bloom while in Japan, but the Imperial Palace grounds and gardens were open for touring, a rare event that not even many Japanese have experienced.

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The Chopstick Diaries Japan: Sakura and Ohanami!

“Sakura” means “cherry blossom,” and by good fortune the timing of my visit to Japan. This day thus, was all about the blooms. We began with a lovely champagne brunch in a Ginza restaurant high atop Tokyo to put us all in good blossom-viewing spirits (it worked!). JF, the Kawagoe friend and I brunched with another of JF’s friends who will be relocating to Vienna, so we had much to chat about.

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