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Monday, October 24, 2005

The Balkans Baltics...

Overyourhead is off on holiday again (What? Yet again? I hear you cry!). Drew, Nat and I are jetting off to the Balkans Baltics for five days. We're up at 3:30am to drive to Stansted and then taking the first flight to Tallinn in Estonia. Then on Tuesday we're driving down to Riga in Latvia doing a bit of sightseeing along the way. Thursday we'll be returning to Tallinn and then flying home on Friday. None of us have been to the Balkans before and we're all looking forward to it.

I'm not sure what the GPRS network infrastructure will be like so posting may be sporadic or the next five days. So if you don't hear from me... do feel free to talk amongst yourselves.


  1. I think you mean Baltics, dear!

    Tallinn and Riga are both beautiful cities. The X Baar in Tallinn and XXL in Riga should also amuse. (The Ring Club in Tallinn also has an Internet-enabled PC, right next to the dancefloor...)

  2. Anonymous1:21 pm

    Er... I think you mean the Baltics. You went to the Balkans earlier this year, you know.

  3. Anonymous4:02 pm

    I think you do mean the "Baltics" (as in Baltic states...the BalKANS are the states of south east Europe....last time I looked, Lativa and Estonia were quite far north!

    From a website devoted to the Balkans:

    "The northern border of the Balkan peninsula is usually considered be the line formed by the Danube, Sava and Kupa rivers and a segment connecting the spring of the Kupa with the Kvarner Bay.
    Some other definitions of the northern border of the Balkans has been proposed:
    the line Danube - Sava - Krka (river in Slovenia) - Postojnska Vrata - Vipava River - Isonzo River (also known as So?a river)
    the line Danube - Sava - Ljubljansko polje - Idrijca river - So?a river.
    the line Dniester - Timi?oara - Zagreb - Triglav (mountain)."


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