Summer in the Baltics


My husband and I took a trip with Elderhostel (Boston, MA; 877/426-8056 or www.elderhostel.org) to the Baltic capitals — Vilnius, Lithuania; Riga, Latvia, and Tallinn, Estonia — plus St. Petersburg and Moscow, June 23-July 11, ’05. It was a great trip, very informative, and the lectures by local professors were quite enlightening as to the causes of the breakup of the Soviet Union.

The accommodations, however, were not quite up to our expectations. None of the hotels were air-conditioned, nor did they have screens on the windows. We had a choice at night of roasting or being eaten alive by vicious mosquitoes.

I would still, however, recommend this trip, with the caveat that it should be taken before June.

JESSIE DEELY
Lee, MA