Category: Life Is Full of Surprises

  • The Baltic Way

    The Baltic Way

    titleI have only a few memories of growing up during the cold war, and one of them is a scene from one of the cold war propaganda films I saw in primary school showing Estonia behind The Iron Curtain. Then, a few years ago I read The Dogs of Riga, a Swedish detective mystery by…

  • A Year and a World

    A Year and a World

    After our seven week trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway, we were on yet another train, this one from Saint Petersburg to Tallinn, Estonia, when Linda asked me if I really thought the Trans-Siberian Railway trip was anything special. At least for her, it was just one more train trip out of the many we had…