I’m heading out on my next overseas adventure early tomorrow morning. I’m going on an independent journey through the Baltics (Latvia, Estonia, Finland), over to St. Petersburg in Russia, and then on to a couple of other exciting stops that I’ll discuss later.
To get to my starting point, I’m using the second half of a free Delta awards ticket that I originally booked nearly a year ago to get home from Romania. After a lot of phone calls, I was able to get the return portion changed to arrive in Riga, Latvia via Minneapolis and Amsterdam. This wasn’t easy, because it requires Delta to pay a lot more revenue to other airlines, but in the end I got it to work and now have a paper ticket for the trip. Through the Baltics and Russia, I’ll travel overland on a combination of buses, ferries, and trains.
As usual, my essays on Life, Work, and Travel will continue to be posted three times a week, and I hope to provide at least two detailed trip reports along the way.
If you’re interested, you can follow more real-time updates over at Twitter, where I usually post at least once a day no matter where I am.
Thanks for reading! See you from Latvia or somewhere.
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