The Beer Traveler

October, 2019

Day 4 – Rīga

(edit: gallery has been added) Google presented me with two routes to Rīga, Latvia. The faster of the two was a bit longer in distance, and retraced a good chunk of the route I followed the day before. The other ...

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Day 3 – Klaipėda

I left Kaunas a little after 10:30 and headed west on highway A1 to Klaipėda. Like yesterday, I drove through mostly farmland, with some forests breaking up the farmland. The trip started as a bright, sunny day (though cool, around ...

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Day 2 – Kaunas (or, “Two Lithuanians, a Swede and an American enter a bar…”)

The drive from Vilnius to Kaunas was uneventful. I got checked into my hotel room shortly before 13:00, the ibis Kaunas Centre. The drive was quite pretty. Lots of farmland, trees and small towns and villages along the route. The ...

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Day 1 – Vilnius

I made it to Vilnius without issue, arriving just after noon. Daylight savings time ended here yesterday, so I’m now UTC+2, not UTC+3 (seven hours ahead of Omaha, until daylight savings time ends there November 3.). Two firsts accomplished today: ...

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Brussels

My fears were unfounded. I even had time for a beer. Cheers!

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This Makes It Official

North Hangar at Eppley Airfield, Omaha (OMA). Next stop, Newark (EWR).

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Leaving for Europe!

In a few hours I head to the airport to begin my journey to Europe to visit countries #35 (Lithuania), #36 (Latvia), Finland, and #37 (Estonia). I will be away for two weeks, which is my longest trip since my ...

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Introduction

I have always had an interest in travel, in part because I’ve loved reading about history (enough so that I was a history major as an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Barbara). But, I had not traveled much ...

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