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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tallinn, Estonia

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tallinn, Estonia

Tallin is a beautiful city that offers a lot of cultural experiences. The medieval Old Town has a lot of charm with its red-tiled roofs and turrets. This year Tallin is the European Capital of Culture, so there are even more events and activities. Even the city’s famous Kadriorg Palace was built on the order…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tallinn, Estonia

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tallinn, Estonia

I snapped this while in Tallin during the Old Town and Rocca al Mare tour. It is a storage shed in Rocca al Mare, an open-air museum of traditional Eesti rural architecture. It shows how locals adapted to difficult winter conditions. Rocca al Mare is nearly a complete village made up from authentic old houses…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Catherine’s Palace

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Catherine’s Palace

Catherine’s Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, is one of two of the most lavish palaces there. Constructed by order of Empress Catharina from 1717 to 1756 to “compete” with Peterhof, it does compete very well. It is known for it’s lavish decorations and Amber Chamber. Martin Jaxa-Rozen Shore Excursion Office ms Rotterdam

Video: Home Sweet Home

Special thanks to HAL Mariner Fred Claessen for sharing this video with us. Thanks, Fred! Hello dear friends. The ms Rotterdam is coming home. Here is a video from the ss Rotterdam and of the ss Rembrandt in 1998 arriving in her hometown. – Fred Claessen