Saturday, 16 April 2011
We're thinking about our travel plans for this year, and somehow the idea of taking trains and ferries around the Baltic has captured my imagination.
My first attempt at an itinerary is to fly to Warsaw (Poland), take the train to Vilnius (Lithuania) via Sestokai, then another train to Riga (Latvia) via Daugavpils, either another train or a ferry to Tallinn (Estonia) and then the ferry from Tallinn to Stockholm (Sweden). Anyone who's been here a while knows how much I love trains and boats, so I'm sure you can see why it appeals to me. With two or three nights in each city, we should be able to build a great two-week trip. We might be taking Andy's mum with us, so we also need to make sure we come up with something that's suitable for all of us.
I've been to Tallinn before and really liked it, but the others are all cities which are new to me, and my only travel in the area is limited to the Tallinn-Helsinki ferry. If anyone has any tips, I'd love to hear from you.
The picture is the train we took from Mongolia to China on our honeymoon.