Discovering Spilve and the Aviation Heritage of Riga
Contrary to rumours that Spilve Aerodrome outside Riga was abandoned I was delighted to discover that is thriving and features one of the few Stalinist-era buildings in Riga, a magnificent terminal building. Nearby is the unique Latvia Soviet Aviation Museum currently based next to Riga International Airport. This museum has an amazing assortment of MiGs, a rarity in the Western world.
My First COVID-19 British Airways Flight – What Appened?
My first COVID-19 British Airways flight was a gentle introduction to the future of flying. Technology will play a big role in the elimination of touchpoints and staff/passenger interaction in airports and on planes. It was time to master the app, something I have successfully avoided until now.
Tesalate - the Revolutionary Beach Towel
If anyone should know how to produce the ultimate beach towel it is the Australians with their multitude of beaches and love of sea sports. The Tesalate beach towel comes in different sizes and a large selection of eye-catching designs. This super-absorbent, sand-repellent towel folds down small enough to if in a rucksack or small bag.
Latgale and a Journey of Discoveries - Day 2
During a second day visiting the unusual Latgale region of Latvia I learnt about two traditions – bread and pottery. I visited Aglona Basilica, the only basilica in Latvia and tasted bread at Aglona Bread Museum. After lunch at Arendole Manor, I enjoyed some quaint and curious attractions in Preili Village – the Museum of Dolls, the Nestor Custom Moto & Metal Art Gallery and the more traditional Ceramics Studio of Polikarps Čerņavskis.
Latgale and a Journey of Discoveries - Day 1
Latvia is a land of surprises and none more so than the eastern area known as Latgale. This small region is famous for its many lakes, hence the name. I spent two days exploring Latgale discovering unusual attractions including Vasergelišķu viewing tower overlooking Daugavas loki nature park. I learnt about the Old Believers in Slutišķi, ate a traditional Latgalian lunch at Klajumi Ranch, explored the Kraslava Castle complex and ended the day with dinner at Lielborne Manor.
Daugavpils in Latvia – a River, a Fortress, a Lily
Latvia is a fascinating and unusual destination. The northern region of Latgale is rich in history, culture and traditions unique to the area. In Daugavpils, I tried the local spirit, Šmakovka, celebrated in a museum. I visited Daugavpils Fortress, home of the famous Mark Rothkit Art Gallery, and toured the historic and unique lead shot factory. All unusual and interesting attractions.
Maier Sports Summer Wear - A Review
The latest Maier range of summer outdoor wear continues to deliver on comfort, good fit, and protection from adverse weather. These smart, stylish clothes can be worn anywhere with confidence.
Go Easy Go Dolomeet Card in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
For the best way to explore the stunning Dolomite Mountains surrounding Madonna di Campiglio in Trentio. a region of Italy.. buy a Dolomeet Card. Get the Trentino Guest Card when you book your accommodation and you have a freedom pass explore the area and take part in some special events.
COVID Caring Hotel Lorenzetti in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I travelled to the Italian Dolomites and stayed at the Hotel Lorenzetti in Madonna di Campiglio. I wondered how the regulations safeguarding guests in hotels would affect my stay. These included the wearing of face masks, regular use of hand sanitising gel, social distancing, and the end of hotel buffets as we knew them. I felt comfortable and safe – it was just as good as it was before the coronavirus disrupted our lives.
Websites to Check Border Restrictions during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Borders are starting to open again. But there is no standard procedure. Discussions rage about the best way to deal with the easing of lockdown restrictions. Some favour quarantine and some prefer testing at the point of entry. The continually changing scenario makes it very difficult for holidaymakers to plan their trip. But two resources have recently been created to ease the way through complicated regulations. The Re-Open EU website and the Timatic Database