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Travels to St. Petersburg, Russia: The Hermitage Museum

by Dr. Denise R. Ames My last day in St. Petersburg. It was a good day to be inside, since a chilly rain misted over the Neva River and penetrated my thin jacket. Once again, I queued in line to … Continue reading

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Travels to St. Petersburg: The Peter and Paul Fortress

by Dr. Denise R. Ames Next stop on a whirlwind tour of St. Petersburg was the grand Peter and Paul Fortress hugging the Neva River. Tsar Peter the Great (r. 1682-1725) commissioned the building of the fortress to protect his … Continue reading

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Estonia: A Small Country but Big in Culture, History, and Natural Beauty pt. 3

By Dr. Denise R. Ames My one day stop in Estonia is not nearly enough time to see everything I want, but at least I am able to visit the Old Town section of Tallinn, the capital and largest city … Continue reading

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Estonia: A Small Country but Big in Culture, History, and Natural Beauty, pt. 2

By Dr. Denise R. Ames My one day stop in Estonia is not nearly enough time to see everything I want, but at least I am able to visit the Old Town section of Tallinn, the capital and largest city … Continue reading

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Cuba: Tourism, Opportunity and Change

My husband Roger and I have had Cuba at the top of our list of travel destinations for years. When we heard that the Obama administration was relaxing the US travel restrictions with Cuba, we both had the same idea– … Continue reading

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