Category: Travels

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First, the background information: on June 14, 1941, more than 14,000 people were forcibly deported by Stalin’s regime from Latvia to Russia – families were separated, the men sent to hard labor camps, women and children sent to work and fend for themselves on the Siberian taiga and tundra. Teachers, doctors, government workers, members of

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Amanda and Toms in the Aeolian Islands (Sicily) in April 2009. Comments and recommendations: If you plan on hiking, buy a good, recent map beforehand. All of the maps we found in local stores were outdated, which makes for frustrating hiking. In general, trails are not well-marked. That said, the islands are small enough that

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